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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.

Podcasts

#29 Is Bivocational Ministry Right for Me?
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What excites you about bivocational ministry? What gives you pause? What are the nagging questions you have?

Bring your questions and join Phil Leo online with Nathan Rauh-Bieri, program manager for the CRCNA’s Financial Shalom program. They'll discuss the possibilities and potential pitfalls of bivocational ministry.

#28 Giving Commodities and other Assets
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In this conversation, Cindi Riemersma (client services administrator) and Kurt Knoll (director of member relations and investments) share how by gifting commodities – such as grains, soybeans, corn, fruits, nuts and even livestock – or equipment to ministry, you can achieve greater Kingdom impact and experience personal tax savings. 

#27 Giving Real Estate and Business Gifts
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Give more to ministry than you ever thought possible by gifting real estate or business interest! In this conversation, Kurt Knoll,  (director of member relations and investments) and Cindi Riemersma (client services administrator) share how you can redirect a business or property you no longer need or want to manage toward Kingdom purposes, and experience  significant tax benefits in return.

#26 Giving From An IRA
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If you are 70 ½ and older, you can make a sizeable gift from your individual retirement account (IRA) to ministry and reduce your taxable income. In this conversation, Cindi Riemersma (client services administrator) and Kurt Knoll (director of member relations and investments)  share all the specifics of this simple and popular giving option.

#25 Giving Marketable Securities
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Do you have appreciated stock or other securities that you’ve owned for at least a year? In this video, Cindi Riemersma, client services administrator, explains why marketable securities are a much more cost-effective giving option than cash.



#24 Five Reasons Your Church Members Don't Have A Will
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Completing a will is intensely personal for members at your church. So why should it matter to you if they’ve completed one or not?

Because a completed will is the only way legacy gifts from members who are passionate about your church’s ministry can be made. It’s a big deal!

Join me online as Phil Leo hosts Steve Baker, senior estate planner for Barnabas Foundation, to discuss common obstacles your church members encounter when it comes to completing a will.

Recent Posts

December 2nd, 2020 Pastor to Pastor , Blog

Phil Leo, church communications director at Barnabas Foundation, delivers Christmas tidings and cheer to church leaders and pastors who have been leading during what has turned out to be a very challenging year.

November 19th, 2020 Life Stories , Blog

Why Phil and Sheri Hall Are Quick to Tell Others About the Stewards Fund

After retiring from a career as an electrical engineer, Phil Hall has learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t.

So when, as the volunteer treasurer for his church, he saw several donations rolling in from ...

November 5th, 2020 Pastor to Pastor , Blog

The offering plate is nearly in your hands when the pastor says, “No cash or checkbook? No problem. Just drop any jewelry you’re wearing into the collection plate!”

Unthinkable? Nope. You and I both know it’s not. I’ve witnessed this, and you’ve likely seen some version of it. Cringeworthy, I...

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