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Christian banking institution, Crown Ministries partnering to provide stewardship education

AdelFi, a Christian banking institution in California, is teaming up with Crown Financial Ministries to provide biblical stewardship information.

The exclusive banking partnership with Crown enables AdelFi to offer customized courses on financial stewardship, budgeting and saving to its thousands of consumers, non-profits and business members across the nation. Plans are to develop more than 20 customized courses, all based on what the Bible teaches Christians about money.

The online education platform is in addition to the AdelFi Financial Stewardship Center, which already provides AdelFi members free access to credit scores, financial calculators and articles on various topics such as credit and borrowing, home purchasing, getting out of debt, teaching kids about money and more.

“As a Christian financial institution, we want to provide our members access to education and resources from a biblical perspective and in a fully digital way,” said Abel Pomar, president and CEO of AdelFi. “As many of our members are younger and more digitally savvy, we are thankful that Crown allowed us to customize their courses to match how our members prefer to learn.”

Recent research conducted by Lifeway Research and AdelFi found that young Christian consumers, compared to their non-Christian counterparts, considered taking on more debt (47 percent v. 37 percent). Also, the study found that while three-fourths of young adults seek to purchase from companies that share their values, less than half of Christians spend their money with Christian-owned companies.

“It’s important for us to educate the broader Christian community about the lasting kingdom impact that money has, specifically how we spend and invest it,” Pomar said. “Christians should know how banks utilize and invest the resources God entrusts to them and how we as a Christian financial institution are fundamentally different.”

For more information about the AdelFi Financial Stewardship Center, visit


–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice


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