Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2008
The Rev. Ernest D. (Ernie) Chu, a former investment banker who generated more than $1.5 billion in market value for his own and clients' companies, now provides coaching for ministries.
Chu works with church boards and pastors on finance and budgets and offers private coaching for ministers and lay people. He helps ministries create a "fund development" consciousness, rather than one focused on "fund raising."
Chu is the founding director of The Soul Currency Institute, based in Deerfield Beach, FL (http://www.SoulCurrency.org) and the author of the forthcoming book, "Soul Currency: The Secret of Being Well Paid for Doing What Really Fulfills You." He received the award of ordination from Religious Science International (RSI) on Oct. 12, 2007 at The Center for Spiritual Living - Ft. Lauderdale (http://www.rsiftl.com). He serves the center as assistant pastor.
Chu founded the South Florida Chapter of the International Center for Spirit at Work; developed curriculum for and taught spiritual abundance classes at his church; and served on the center's Board of Trustees for nearly 12 years. Chu also has served on key working committees for Religious Science International: as chairman of the Fund Growth and Development Committee; as a member of the New Works Scholarship Committee; and as a member of the Ministerial Standards Committee. His booklet, "Effective Church Finances and Spiritual Enterprise," is required reading for new ministers and is a part of the RSI Minister's Handbook.
Chu's "Four Keys to Creating More Church Income" is featured in the February/March edition of "Contact" magazine, published by the Association of Unity Churches International (http://www.unity.org).
Chu is a nationally known speaker and visiting minister at many Religious Science churches and other New Thought centers throughout the United States. Pre-publication drafts of his book have garnered endorsements from such noted teachers as Deepak Chopra, Mark Victor Hansen, Jean Houston, Barbara DeAngelis, Alan Cohen, and many others.
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