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Generosity Today

Generosity Today is a quarterly publication for your church, designed to inspire generosity and educate your congregation about smart and powerful ways they can support your church beyond the offering plate.


#38 Giving Through a Donor-Advised Fund
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Looking for a streamlined way to support your church and other favorite ministries? A donor-advised fund allows you to give to a single charitable account to support one or multiple causes close to your heart. (With Cindi Riemersma, director of gift administration)

#37 7 Reasons to Review Your Will
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Invite your church to listen in as Barnabas Foundation’s managing director of planning, Nathan Osborn, J.D. and Kurt Knoll, director of member services discuss some of the most common reasons that warrant an update to your will or trust.

If you’d like to share video and audio recordings of this event with your members, direct them to this public page:

#36 No-Brainer, Game-Changer: Gifts In A Will
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You know a game-changer when you see one. Game-changers flip the playing field and re-write the rules of the game. When it comes to money for your church’s ministry, there’s a no-brainer, game-changer and it’s called “gifts in a will.” Rev. Phil Leo and Mike LeFebre, Stewardship Leader at Immanuel CRC (Hudsonville, MI), discuss the easiest ways to receive gifts in a will, common obstacles and how to overcome them.

#35 Money Problems We Lose Sleep Over
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Money problems got you losing sleep? In this episode, Barnabas Foundation's Phil Leo and John Bolt, Director of Finance and Operations for the Christian Reformed Church, discuss: “Money Problems We Lose Sleep Over."

In addition to common money problems church leaders face, both personally and professionally, they cover all of the resources available for you and your church. 

#34 Giving Real Estate
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Do you have real estate you no longer need or care to manage? You can reduce your costs and headaches by giving all or part of it to ministry. 

Join Barnabas Foundation’s Steve Baker, J.D. (director of planning) and Kurt Knoll (director of member relations and investments) for practical tips on giving real estate to Kingdom causes. 

#33 Who Cares About a Donor Advised Fund?
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Who really cares about a donor-advised fund? Turns out the members of your church do! Want to get the inside scoop on donor-advised funds and how they benefit your church? Phil Leo and Steve Chittenden, Stewards Fund (Barnabas Foundation’s donor-advised fund) owner and faithful church supporter, discuss "Who Cares About a Donor-Advised Fund?"

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October 6th, 2021 Pastor to Pastor , Blog

Giving is a miracle. It’s the inevitable result of abiding in Christ. It’s not an obligation, or even an option. It’s just evidence of new life in Jesus.

So, what about those attendees — and even members — at your church who contribute nothing, zero, nada to the operating budget — year after ...

Here’s a secret: Generous people find it fun to discover new ways to give. This joyful pursuit of new opportunities is one of the reasons they keep giving!

But for the endless varieties of giving, there remains a single source: love.

For example, David once gave land to Mephibosheth, one o...

September 30th, 2021 Life Stories , Blog

How Clark and Joan Donnell Rediscovered the Joy of Family Giving

“I wasn’t feeling the reward anymore.” That’s how Joan Donnell recalls the work running her family’s foundation. “Actually, some bitterness had grown,” she recalls.

“It got complicated,” adds her husband, Clark.

It wasn’t ...

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