Search Posts:

A Lesson from Aretha Franklin for the Church

A Lesson from Aretha Franklin for the Church

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Few church members will receive fame and accolades the way Aretha Franklin did during her lifetime.

But every believer, no matter how meager their circumstances, can be afforded care from another believer who, in Jesus’ name, says to him or her, “Let’s make sure you have a will.” 

Read More

How Do I Leave a Gift for My Church in My Will?

How Do I Leave a Gift for My Church in My Will?

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q. Why should I consider leaving a gift in my will?

A. Your will (or trust) is your final act of stewardship and care. Through it, you can take care of your loved ones, model a legacy of generosity and ensure your favorite ministries continue to make a difference well beyond your lifetime. 

Read More

Up-Close and Personal

Up-Close and Personal

Article Type: Life Stories

How the Stewards Fund Enables Heartfelt Generosity for the Viel Family

For Matt and Jen Viel, generous living isn’t done from a distance. Instead, they aim for front row seats.  

“Most of the people we support are very personal to us. We’ve met them, hugged them and have seen their ministry,” says Jen.

Read More

How Generosity Crushes Greed

How Generosity Crushes Greed

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need… They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.” (Acts 2:45-47, NIV)

Read More

More Influence Than You Know

More Influence Than You Know

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

Did you brush your teeth? Have you eaten your veggies?

Whether it’s our children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, we routinely prompt our loved ones to consider choices that will form their lifestyle and character for the better. 

Read More

How Prepared Are Your Heirs?

How Prepared Are Your Heirs?

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

4 Ways to Teach Stewardship to the Next Generation

One of the greatest gifts you can share with your loved ones is a godly perspective on money and generosity. After all, there is great freedom and joy in handling finances God’s way.

Read More

How Often Should I Update My Will?

How Often Should I Update My Will?

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q. Are there any life milestones when I should consider updating my will?

A. People commonly update their wills at important life occasions, like having a child or losing a loved one. But there are other subtle transitions that have implications on your estate plans. 

Read More

Byte-Sized Giving

Byte-Sized Giving

Article Type: Life Stories

“First Fruit” Gifts through the Stewards Fund

It was the perfect present at the perfect moment.

“People at my church wanted to get on this new thing called the internet,” recalls Michael Wolthuis, who was only 13-years-old at the time. His parents had given him a computer the year before, positioning him to launch an entrepreneurial career.

Read More