Director of the High School Program
Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning

Dr. Larry Lindsay, Dr. Phil Gelatt, Beth White: Developing Church Leaders as Caring and Competent Financial Coaches

Far too many Christians cannot find a caring and trusted advisor who shares their faith and values. Learning to be wise with money is one of the most important things we can do for our spiritual well-being. Making biblically wise financial decisions is a reflection of our relationship with God. This session will show how the Ron Blue Institute at Indiana Wesleyan University is integrating biblical financial principles to help pastors and lay leaders serve as financial coaches, helping church members learn to make biblically wise financial decisions reflecting their individual values and faith. The focusing questions for the pastor and lay leader financial coach training are:

1. How can Christians be wise with money?

2. How can pastors and lay leaders model and teach personal finance to church members?

3. How can pastors & lay leaders advance biblical financial stewardship to the church & community?

About Dr. Phil Gelatt

Dr. Phil Gelatt is the Director of the High School Program for the Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning. He received his undergraduate degree at Summit University, his Master’s from Grace Theological Seminary, and his doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University. Phil brings over 35 years of Christian education experience as a teacher, coach, principal and school head. He is passionate for Christian education and has experience and expertise in the areas of discipleship, student development, dual enrollment programing, mission statement creation and development, school culture, and life calling and leadership. Phil and his wife, Carol Elise, live in the Indianapolis area.