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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.


#42 Giving Stock and Marketable Securities
Listen to #42 Giving Stock and Marketable Securities

Do you have appreciated stock or other securities that you’ve owned for at least a year? Adam Lopez, director of planning, and Kurt Knoll, director of member relations, discuss why marketable securities are a much more cost-effective giving option than cash.

#41 Giving From An IRA
Listen to #41 Giving From An IRA

Amy Bakker Baty, director of planning and Kurt Knoll, director of member relations discuss how 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.

#40 Giving Real Estate and Business Gifts
Listen to #40 Giving Real Estate and Business Gifts

Nathan Osborn, managing director of planning services discusses how you can  give more to ministry than you ever thought possible! 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.

# 39 Giving Cryptocurrency
Listen to # 39 Giving Cryptocurrency

Travis Morrow, director of planning shares how you can convert virtual investments into real, tax-wise Kingdom impact by giving cryptocurrency to ministry!

#38 Giving Through a Donor-Advised Fund
Listen to #38 Giving Through a Donor-Advised Fund

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
Listen to #37 7 Reasons to Review Your Will

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.

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January 11th, 2022 Pastor to Pastor , Blog

“Giving was really strong in 2021.”

I heard this comment from many of you last year. Reflecting on God’s goodness and the faithful giving of His people, you explained how even the unrelenting demands of the global pandemic could not suppress the generosity of God’s people.

Whether long-tim...

January 4th, 2022 Life Stories , Blog

The Ongoing Impact of Rich and Ann Meyer

For Rich and Ann Meyer, giving generously wasn’t about fulfilling obligations. Instead, their whole lifestyle was one of generosity.

Sharing meals with church visitors at their home.

Providing jobs for immigrants at the family business.


January 4th, 2022 Biblical Stewardship , Blog

Ah, the good life – beginning each and every day by shuffling barefoot out to the beach, just a few steps from your back door. There’s nothing to do (ever), and not a single care in the world belongs to you.

Sounds amazing, right? Who doesn’t want the good life? Except it doesn’t exist, at le...

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