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#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.

#25 Giving Marketable Securities
Listen to #25 Giving Marketable Securities

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
Listen to #24 Five Reasons Your Church Members Don't Have A Will

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.

#23 5 Leadership Qualities For a Financially Healthy Church
Listen to #23 5 Leadership Qualities For a Financially Healthy Church

The financially healthy church is typically associated with a million-dollar budget and a dream endowment. Truth is, financially healthy churches result when leaders display key qualities that have nothing to do with dollars and cents!

Phil Leo hosts John Bolt, director of finances and operations for CRCNA, to discuss the difference leaders make when it comes to a church's financial health.

#22 What Financially Struggling Families Need to Hear
Listen to #22 What Financially Struggling Families Need to Hear

It’s one of those impossible conversations. A family from your church is near financial ruin with crushing debt and dwindling income streams. Things are desperate and they’re turning to your church.

Financial literacy tools and resources will help... but you understand there’s more to this problem than just dollars and cents.

Where do you begin?

Rev. Phil Leo hosts Megan Pacheo and Kasia Tunnell, owners of Better Three Group, to discuss the spiritual dimensions of financial struggle.

#21 Preparing for Your Church’s Next Budget Free Fall
Listen to #21 Preparing for Your Church’s Next Budget Free Fall

Rev. Phil Leo and Cindi Riemersma, client services administrator for Barnabas Foundation, discuss big-picture strategies for protecting your church budget during times of crisis.

#20 Free & Fast Wills: A Win-Win for Your Church
Listen to #20 Free & Fast Wills: A Win-Win for Your Church

Rev. Phil Leo and James Bakke, J.D., executive director of Barnabas Foundation, discuss a new, complimentary solution for you and your congregation. This simple, online resource will help your church members create their legal wills – fast and 100% free!