Lifeguide and Kingdom Advisors
Kingdom Advisors, founded by Ron Blue and Larry Burkett, exists to encourage, educate, and empower Christian financial professionals with biblical wisdom to be effective disciples of Jesus Christ in the marketplace.
What is LifeGuide’s involvement with Kingdom Advisors?
LifeGuide Financial Advisors is a participating member of Kingdom Advisors. LifeGuide’s Partners, Doug and Zak, have both completed the certification process and have been awarded the Certified Kingdom Advisor® (CKA) designation. Additionally, all of LifeGuide’s advisors have completed the Kingdom Advisor Core Training Program and have committed to adhering to the standards outlined by the Kingdom Advisor organization.
What is a Certified Kingdom Advisor®?
Certified Kingdom Advisor® is a designation granted by Kingdom Advisors, Inc. to individuals who have demonstrated themselves to be:
Able to Apply Biblical Wisdom in Counsel
By participating in the Certified Kingdom Advisor coursework and examination and committing to incorporate biblical principles in their financial advice.
By providing evidence of an approved professional designation (varying by discipline) or by having at least 10 years full-time experience in their discipline.
By agreeing to espouse and practice the Kingdom Advisors Code of Ethics, by maintaining active local church involvement, and by providing pastoral and client letters of reference.
By agreeing to submit themselves to annual accountability by another Certified Kingdom Advisor..
By pledging that they practice biblical stewardship in their personal and professional lives and by giving regularly in proportion to their income.
Why choose a Certified Kingdom Advisor®?
Every individual seeking a financial advisor in any discipline looks for someone who is competent, performs their work with excellence, evidences humility and integrity, and seeks to advance the client’s interests first and foremost. Many advisors, whether a Certified Kingdom Advisor® or not, can meet these requirements. So, what is the difference?
God’s Word says, “The mind of man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). Additionally, it says that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Psalm 111:10).
First, you should desire your advisor to give advice that is consistent with and informed by God’s Word. God’s Word is a light that should guide every area of our lives, especially the financial area.
Second, you should desire your advisor to have a worldview or a perspective that is eternal in nature and, consequently, help you actually be a steward of God’s resources that He has placed in your hands to manage. If your advisor is not capable of asking the right questions, you can never get the right answers.
Third, you should desire your advisor to be a believer in Jesus Christ and, therefore, to be undergoing constant transformation by the Holy Spirit in becoming more Christ-like in character. As such, you should desire to be able to hold your advisor to a higher standard of character and integrity.
So, why choose a Certified Kingdom Advisor®? Because a Certified Kingdom Advisor® has been trained and has committed to be a person of character who, from a biblical worldview, serves you with biblical financial advice on how to best meet the goals God has given you in being a steward of the finances that He has entrusted to you.
Yours in Christ,
Founding Director Kingdom Advisors