Certified Kingdom Advisor | Columbia, SC

Choosing a Certified Kingdom Advisor® allows you to partner with someone who shares your Christian worldview so that you can confidently navigate financial decisions as a faithful steward.

Robert Templeton achieved the Certified Kingdom Advisor® designation in 2018. In serving his clients in and around the Columbia, SC region, Robert utilizes biblical concepts and teachings that honor God and has been able to help hundreds of people work toward their financial goals.

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What is a Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA)?

Launched in 2016, the Certified Kingdom Advisor program aims to couple financial services with a Christian perspective to help clients plan and act in accordance with their Christian beliefs and principles. CKAs are trained to apply biblical wisdom when providing their services and agree to practice and espouse the Kingdom Advisors Code of Ethics, helping to ensure that their advice is consistent with Christian belief.

Certified Kingdom Advisor® is a designation granted by Kingdom Advisors to individuals who have demonstrated themselves to be:

  • Able to Apply Biblical Wisdom in Counsel: By successfully completing the rigorous Certified Kingdom Advisor® coursework and examination.
  • Technically Competent: By providing evidence of an approved professional designation (varying by discipline) or by having at least 10 years full-time experience in their discipline.
  • Ethical: By agreeing to espouse and practice the Kingdom Advisors Code of Ethics, by maintaining active local church involvement, and by providing pastoral and client letters of reference.
  • Biblical Stewards: By pledging that they practice biblical stewardship in their personal and professional lives and by giving regularly in proportion to their income.

How are CKAs Certified?

Certified Kingdom Advisors must be active members of their local church and give regularly proportionate to their income. Furthermore, Certified Kingdom Advisors have completed specialized, rigorous coursework and passed an examination verifying they are biblical stewards and are technically and ethically competent to provide financial advice to individuals who hold a Christian perspective and would like that perspective to guide them in their financial planning.

Why Work With a CKA?

For some investors, prudent investing and financial planning requires more than a solid fiscal strategy. It also requires respecting and observing religious principles and personal ethics—including investing, saving, and spending in a manner consistent with those ethics and principles.

Your Faith and Your Finances

While clients of any faith can be serviced by a Certified Kingdom Advisor, the program is designed to ensure that your advisor follows and applies Christian beliefs and values when acting as your financial planner. Through this faith-based outlook, a financial planner can:

  • Help clients understand what God has set forth for them to accomplish and how to do so
  • Motivate clients to be proactive in taking the necessary steps to reach their goals and make prudent choices about their existing resources
  • For those blessed with abundance, encourage responsible stewardship through increased charitable activity

Our Services

At The Templeton Group of Cornerstone Financial Management, your local Certified Kingdom Advisor can help you understand how Christian principles can be applied to the full range of available financial services, including:

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If you are interested in aligning your financial priorities and goals with your Christian faith and worldview, contact us today to learn more about the Certified Kingdom Advisor program and to set up an initial appointment. We will start by reviewing your financial situation, identifying what financial services may benefit you, and explaining how we can help you begin to apply Christian principles and ethics to work toward your financial goals while upholding your faith.

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