Jeffrey Lucas Jr.
Who I am
Jeffrey Lucas Jr.
I’ve been a Christian money guy for over a decade helping hundreds of clients achieve their financial goals.
My personal financial goals were on track and I was quite proud of that fact, until God invited me into something different, something more dangerous, something unpredictable.
God began to not only deconstruct the kingdom I had built for myself; asking me to lay down my income, then my assets and ultimately my security, but he deconstructed my ‘Money Theology’.
What I’ve WRitten
A genesis story from the Battle of Sepphoris 4 B.C.
Helping Leaders Separate Their Financial Health From Their Nonprofits
Mission Minded Money for Kids Curriculum
Teach kids about money without teaching them to love it.
Spring of 2023
What I’m Thinking about
What’s faithfulness look like? Is it gaining power or prestige? Is it “winning” and getting our policies passed? Or does Jesus invite us to something else? Something less predictable. Something more risky.
Baby steps are for babies. Of course it's easier to reduce Christian Money to ‘7 steps to make God happy with your money’. My experience with having a relationship with a living God, however, is that it’s a little more complicated than rote rules like ‘taste not,...
This morning I cradled a cup of delightfully-roasted Kenyan AA coffee. The Christmas tree lights were on. All five of my children were asleep. I was spending time in silence, meditating, praying, and thinking about the day.
It was a moment of bliss.
I have a healthy family, a peaceful moment, a warm home, and a fantastic cup of coffee. Who could want anything more than this?
The answer: me.
I’ve increased the DIY projects I’m willing to dive into recently.
I’ve completed more of my own vehicle maintenance, more home, and rental repairs, and attempted other things that I previously would have hired out. I’m not naturally a mechanically inclined person. Armed with Youtube and a confident spirit I’ve jumped into project after project with (mostly) positive results and a bit of saved money.
Deciding when to DIY is not simply a question of saved money. There are two popular schools of thought when it comes to DIY. They are both incomplete.
Following Jesus requires holding tension.
“Do not answer a fool according to his folly lest you be like him.”
“Answer a fool according to his folly lest he be wise in his own eyes.” (Proverbs 26:4-5)
“Do not let your right hand know what your left hand is doing.” (Matthew 6:3)
Let your light shine before men so that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
Two crucial components of mission-minded money appear to contradict one another. As people with a mission, we’re called to take risks with our money. At the same time, building liquidity (access to cash) is vital so that we have the flexibility to do what God is calling us to do.
This is a tension.
How can I take risks while sitting on a pile of money?
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