The Gospel of Planning

On Sunday, February 26,  at 10:15 a.m. in Colhoun A, parishioner Matthew Phillips will present the third class in the three-part Rector’s Forum series, The Gospel of Success. His class is titled, “The Gospel of Planning.”

“If God so clothes the grass of the field…will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?”

Planning for the future is not exactly a virtue in the Gospel, but we also know that failing to plan—especially in our financial lives—can bring enormous burdens to friends and family.

Are there ways that self-reliance might enable God’s calling for us? What are the values that we should bring to our financial and life planning?

Matthew Phillips, a parishioner at St Paul’s, is the John Hendley Fellow, an associate teaching professor of law and ethics, and the director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University School of Business. Trained as a lawyer and minister, he teaches courses in business law and political economy with particular attention to the way professional identity can link the goals and aspirations of young people with the creation of value in their working lives.

Read about the other classes in The Gospel of Success Series, “The Gospel of Certainty” and “The Gospel of Prosperity.”