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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

#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.

If you’d like to share video and audio recordings of this event with your members, direct them to this public page: https://www.barnabasfoundation.com/interactive.

Recent Posts

November 2nd, 2021 Pastor to Pastor , Blog

Impulse buying — it’s been a thing since, well … since people could buy things. Regardless of time or place, people have been paying too much for stuff they have no business buying.

Sound familiar? Yeah, me too.

I still cringe when I think about how much I paid for that light-gray, Members...

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...

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