While Celebrating 25 Years of Biblically Responsible Investing, Timothy Plan’s Art Ally to Address Kingdom Advisors Conference This Week
Helping Christians Honor God with Their Finances, Timothy Plan, the BRI Innovator, Has Over $1 Billion Under Management
ORLANDO, Fla.—Timothy Plan is marking 25 years of being at the forefront of Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI), helping Christians achieve their financial goals while investing in a biblically and morally responsible manner. A celebratory event will be this week’s Kingdom Advisors Annual Conference in Orlando, just minutes away from Timothy Plan headquarters in Maitland.
For a quarter of a century, Timothy Plan, one of the worldwide leaders in BRI, has enabled Christian investors to be confident and rest assured that their money is not supporting the things that violate their faith.
Set for Feb. 20-22 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, the Kingdom Advisors conference is a gathering of members of the Christian financial industry and focuses on spiritual refreshment, industry connections and professional growth. More than 1,000 attendees are expected at the three-day event, where Timothy Plan will host a by-invitation luncheon; Art Ally, Timothy Plan founder and president, and David Moore will address those in attendance.
While working as a Christian financial advisor in the 1990s, Ally recognized a need in the investing world. There wasn’t a viable option for Christian conservatives or pastors to invest without compromising their beliefs, and there was no way for Christians to find out if their existing investments funded, supported or promoted agendas contrary to their faith.
“There is a way people of faith can manage their money God’s way,” Ally said. “Timothy Plan’s foundational principle is that God owns everything. This is what motivated the birth of the company, and what continues to fuel the advancement of faith-based investing.”
Ally knew there had to be a way to screen companies that were contributing to evil causes. In March 1994, he filled the need of those Christian investors and began screening companies, unveiling Timothy Plan’s first fund to serve evangelical Christians.
Timothy Plan was also the first to successfully meet Christian investors’ needs by thoroughly researching companies to determine the actions of the firm on several levels. For instance, Timothy Plan does not invest in companies that support pornography, abortion or have other agendas contrary to the teachings of Scripture—or that are actively participating in activities that may prove destructive to our communities-at-large. Because of the commitment of Christian planners and investors, the BRI movement is growing rapidly and extensively. In fact, Timothy Plan alone has reached more than $1 billion of assets under management.
Additionally, through its subscription to the one-of-a-kind eVALUEator, Timothy Plan uses this biblically based dynamic and moral investment screening tool to reveal immoral corporate activity. Using eVALUEator, Timothy Plan screens companies to avoid owning those firms that are actively involved in or profiting from immoral practices and anti-family causes and policies and actions.
“When Christian investors have the benefit of this tool,” Ally said, “they can rest easy knowing they are honoring God with their money and possessions.”
At the Kingdom Advisors conference, those who work in the faith-based financial industry will also have the opportunity to attend 19 sessions on topics such as “The Generosity Conversation,” “Charting Your Legacy,” “Men, Women and Money,” “Biblical Risk Taking,” “How To Succeed Financially Without Failing Spiritually” and “Jesus’ Parables: How They Speak to Today’s Financial Systems,” among others.
Throughout its 25th anniversary, Timothy Plan will have a presence at several other events and will also host gatherings.
Mutual funds are available through a prospectus (Timothy Plan Prospectus) by contacting the fund or a financial professional. When considering a mutual fund, investors should always carefully read the prospectus before inventing to analyze the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.
Timothy Plan is distributed by Timothy Partners, LTD., a member of FINRA.