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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

#31 Fact Check: Debunking Myths About Gifts in a Will
Listen to #31 Fact Check: Debunking Myths About Gifts in a Will

Try your fact-checking prowess on some commonly held assumptions about members who leave a gift in their will to your church:

  • Only wealthy members make gifts in a will.
  • Church members don’t want to hear from their pastor about leaving a gift in their will.
  • A gift in a will is the only way to make a significant contribution.
  • Church members give less while they’re alive if they plan a gift in their will.

In this episode, Phil Leo, church communications director, and Nathan Osborn, managing director of planning at Barnabas Foundation, discuss “Fact Check: Debunking Myths About Gifts In A Will.”

#30 Why Vision Is Not Your Problem
Listen to #30 Why Vision Is Not Your Problem

Who’s responsible for church vision?

Too often leaders bear the mantle of church vision alone, as if it depends entirely them. In reality, healthy vision is broadly owned by both church members and leaders.

So, what does it take to sow seeds for grassroots vision at your church? How might the work of church vision change if it were shared? 

Join Phil Leo and Jodi Koeman, church with community coordinator for World Renew. As they discuss the potential for broadly owned vision at your church.

#29 Is Bivocational Ministry Right for Me?
Listen to #29 Is Bivocational Ministry Right for Me?

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
Listen to #28 Giving Commodities and other Assets

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
Listen to #27 Giving Real Estate and Business Gifts

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
Listen to #26 Giving From An IRA

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.

Recent Posts

February 25th, 2021 Life Stories , Blog

The Growing Generosity of Jack and Mary Ann Byeman

“It’s not about how much should we give, but how much should we keep.”

This is how Jack and Mary Ann Byeman explain why generosity has never been determined by how much or how little they have. From the very beginning – regardless of their...

February 8th, 2021 Life Stories , Blog

Tom and Dee Little, Stewards Fund Clients

Retired and blessed with an ever-expanding family, Tom and Dee Little know they are living the good life. They enjoy travelling together whenever they can, especially to take part in the important life milestones of their grandchildren.

“For the re...

February 2nd, 2021 Pastor to Pastor , Blog

“And so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.” (Exodus 36:6-7, NIV)

Here’s a silly question: Is there ever such a thing as too much giving? When it comes to generosity, is the sky always the limit?

I once serve...

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