Christian Business Men’s Connection of Montgomery County
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 6:45 – 8:00 AM at the Einstein Bagel on Firstfield Road & Quince Orchard Blvd in Gaithersburg. We meet in the Community Room in the back.
Guest Speaker — Gary Derr, Crown Financial Ministries
Gary and Sue Derr have been involved in some aspect of Crown Financial Ministries for over 22 years. They began as trained budget coaches, later becoming small group leaders and then Local Contacts. Serving full time since 2004 as an Area Director for Crown, Gary covers the Greater National Capitol Area. This includes most of Maryland, all of Delaware, northern Loudoun, northern Fauquier, Clarke, and Frederick counties in Virginia, and Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia. More recently, he has also undertaken the Area Director responsibilities for the Western Pennsylvania Area.
Gary serves as a deacon in his home church, Mt. Airy Bible Church. He and Sue are both actively involved with the benevolence, stewardship and nursing home ministries within their church.
Gary and Sue have been married for over 28 years, and have seven children, ages 9-24. They have seen the Lord’s blessing in many ways through the years as they have applied His wisdom in the area of finances. One of these blessings is the privilege of Sue being a stay-at-home mom ever since the birth of their first child. In spite of having a very modest income, including times of no-work-no-pay, they became totally debt free in 1999. They were able to build a new home in 2001 mortgage free and continue to stay out of debt, a testimony to God’s goodness and faithfulness. Gary and Sue have had many opportunities to “walk the talk”, and are a living testimony to the fact that God’s word is true, and the Lord is ever faithful.
Gary and Sue’s passion is to serve individuals, churches and business owners for their freedom to follow God’s call.
Crown Ministries resources: Crown Financial Ministries offers a variety of seminars and workshops to introduce biblical principles of financial management and stewardship to the church and community.
- Money Map Coaches: meet one-on-one, either face-to-face or through an on-line venue to help answer questions, develop budgets and/or debt reduction plans, and offer other support as needed for those seeking personal assistance. These coaches serve their local churches. Additionally, some are referral coaches for the ministry.
- Life Group Leaders: facilitate the ten-week Biblical Financial Study, helping students delve into God’s Word to gain an understanding of foundational stewardship principles. They also assist students as needed to practically apply the principles they learn to their personal financial situation.
- Money Map Seminars: The newest live seminar from Crown Financial Ministries combines biblical principles of money management with practical applications in a fast-paced format.
- Business by the Book: In today’s competitive and confusing business environment, Christians are looking for answers to the tough questions they face every day. Fortunately, God’s plan for a Christian in business is right in the Bible.