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Three Ways to Turn Giving Into Ministry

Three Ways to Turn Giving Into Ministry

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

We call giving “a privilege” or “a responsibility” or “an aspiration.”
 
But the not-so-subtle message we send to our members says it’s a duty. That’s right, the same rationale we use for getting a root canal gets applied to giving.

What if we could change the narrative from “gotta” to “get to” give? 

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Generosity During the Retirement Years

Generosity During the Retirement Years

Why IRA Giving Became the Tax-Wise Solution for Andy and Jinny De Jong

Over the course of their married life, Andy and Jinny De Jong have intentionally worked to establish priorities and practices of generosity.

“When it comes to money, married couples aren’t always on the same page,” quips  Jinny.

“Sometimes one of us had a greater call to generosity than the other, but we would talk that through, pray about it and God would give us one heart and one mind.”

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Gifts From Your IRA

Gifts From Your IRA

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: Should I give to my church from my IRA?

A: If you are 70 ½ or older, the now-permanent IRA charitable rollover is a smart and powerful way to give to your local church.

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The Scale of Giving

The Scale of Giving

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

By Rev. Phillip Leo, Church Communications Director

“These women were helping to support them out of their own means.”
(Luke 8:3b, NIV)

Define disciple. “That’s easy,” you say. “A disciple is a Jesus-follower.”

True enough. But what does that look like?

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The One Thing

The One Thing

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said.” (Mark 10:21, NIV)

Jesus loved the rich young ruler. This man was literally so close to the Kingdom of God. He chased it down. Finding Jesus and falling to his knees, he begged Him to share the secret of the Kingdom.

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Gifts to Remember

Gifts to Remember

Article Type: Life Stories

Extending Generosity Through Gifts in a Will

The Venemas regularly express their unyielding faith and commitment to generosity through planned gifts to a variety of ministries close to their hearts.

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A Budget by Any Other Name

A Budget by Any Other Name

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

I’ve been binging on budget apps lately. In my nerdy opinion, they’re cool and help me feel in control of my money. What’s not to like?

But my wife’s reaction was less than enthusiastic.

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Find Us Faithful

Find Us Faithful

Article Type: Life Stories

The Savvy Giving of Jim and Pat Van Drunen for Kingdom Impact

Jim and Pat Van Drunen have a plan in place to ensure their God-given resources continue to be stewarded well.

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