The Joyful Generosity of Jerry and Karen Laverman
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Using Charitable Gift Annuities for Sure-Fire Kingdom Giving
“I’m going to Africa. You may come, too. You get to decide when we go home.”
Nolan Vander Ark says this is how his wife, Joey, tells the story of his invitation to move to a mission field in Nigeria.
Using Discipleship to Increase Worship While Sharing Responsibilities
“Linking faith-talk to money-talk takes courage, but there’s evidence it’s making a difference.”
Living Lives of Gratitude Through Generosity
“We don’t ‘GOT to do it,’ we GET to do it.”
How a Stewards Fund Serves the Vander Kooi Family
For 52 years, the couple lived next to their shops, raised their family and walked to work together, often holding hands.
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.
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.
Turning Problems Into Opportunity Through a Life Income Gift
“We were led by the Lord to do this.” This is the only way John and Monika Lautenbach can explain why they set up a charitable remainder trust through Barnabas Foundation.
Nearly 40 years ago, the Lautenbachs’ purchased three acres of property in McMinnville, Oregon. They intended to build a house there, but it never quite panned out. Finally, they decided to sell the land.
Faith Community CRC in Beaver Dam, WI has always found meaningful and creative ways to connect to their community in mission. Recently, this required the church to decide whether their next pastor would be full-time.
“We were right on the edge of being able to afford it,” recalls Bruce McMurry
Supporting Church Vision Through the Stewards Fund
When Doug and Gail Seebeck first learned their church was planning to add an additional campus, they were “all in.”