This webinar discusses generosity and age with Karl Travis.
Devotions play a key role in moving our hearts and minds into a receptive attitude. Their impact on our growth as “good stewards” can be significant, as the opportunities to select appropriate devotions for specific groups expands. We’ve selected some of the best resources available to guide you in this area.
Money affects every aspect of our lives. It is one of the acid tests of character and so it is not surprising that scripture has a lot to say about it.
Did you know that there are over 2,300 verses in the Bible that deal with our possessions? Jesus knew how important it was to talk about since two-thirds of his parables address the topic. Why is money and our possessions such an issue for God? The way we handle our money doesn’t just affect us in our pocketbook, it affects us spiritually. How we handle our money affects our relationship with the Lord.
Webinar (For Churches)
In this webinar, Rick Droog, Stewardship Consultant at Barnabas Foundation discusses how to create and use a narrative budget. When proposing annual budgets, most church leaders present their congregations with various line items and lots of numbers. A popular and extremely effective approach currently being used is to “tell the story” behind the numbers. This is referred to as a Narrative Budget, and it provides your congregation with a vision of your ministry, rather than just a spreadsheet of line items.
Are you finding it hard to move beyond an occasional stewardship sermon or adult ed class on stewardship? Listen to this 60-minute webinar presentation with Laura DeVries and discover how Barnabas Foundation’s Church Stewardship Calendar is an excellent tool to include in your church stewardship initiative all year long!
This webinar discusses how to strengthen stewardship in your church with Bruce Barkhauer.
Igniting a Life of Generosity is an engaging 21-day devotional aimed at igniting your desire to be a generous giver, developing a practical and personal theology for generous giving, and transforming your stewardship journey. Using real-life stories, Scripture, and practical applications, space is also provided to write in the book to help you process and journal about what you’ve just read. McDaniel aims to make giving a way of life for anyone who reads this power-packed little booklet.
In God We Trust is an engaging 4-week DVD-based curriculum from Crown Financial Ministries that teaches kids (kindergarten to fifth grade) how to give, save, and spend money wisely.
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On December 18, 2015 President Obama signed the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015.” This law includes a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover and is retroactive to January 1, 2015.
Charitable Remainder Trust and Stewards Fund
Jim and Millie Van Prooyen’s testimony illustrates the power of leaving a legacy and the benefit of having a charitable remainder trust. When asked what Jim considers the best thing about his charitable remainder trust, he said, “It firms up the amount of income we have (a percentage of the trust). Add that to the social security we get, and it helps me plan and control. It’s a great income planning tool.” Jim also enjoys a Stewards Fund account, the donor-advised fund at Barnabas Foundation. He gives stock, which is sold, and the proceeds are held in the Stewards Fund account. Then when a favorite Christian ministry needs funding, Jim can recommend a grant. He particularly likes the time and flexibility benefits of the Stewards Fund. This testimony can be shared with your supporters. (133 words)