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When There's Too Much In The Collection Plate

When There's Too Much In The Collection Plate

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“And so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.” (Exodus 36:6-7, NIV)

Here’s a silly question: Is there ever such a thing as too much giving? When it comes to generosity, is the sky always the limit?

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Record-Breaking Generosity in 2020

Record-Breaking Generosity in 2020

Article Type: News

Despite a year full of many challenges, Barnabas Foundation saw record-breaking numbers in the generosity of God’s people. Barnabas Foundation distributed 11,207 grants to churches, nonprofit ministries and other charitable organizations in 2020.

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"The Good News Never Stops"

"The Good News Never Stops"

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

The Impact of the Stewards Fund

It’s no surprise that this was a challenging year for several of Barnabas Foundation’s member ministries. Even so, ministry leaders report experiencing new opportunities and God’s provision time and time again – often as a result of Stewards Fund supporters.

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Money Can’t Buy Church Renewal

Money Can’t Buy Church Renewal

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

What’s the cost of church renewal?

It depends on the type of cost, right? Fees for renewal programs range from hundreds to thousands of dollars; but there’s also the human cost of soul searching, prayer and repentance.

Which cost would you rather pay?

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This Year's SECURE Act

This Year's SECURE Act

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: How does this year’s SECURE Act affect my IRA giving?

A. What’s Changed:

1. Now you can continue to invest in your IRA after age 70 ½,

but if you do, those investments will reduce your annual

qualified charitable distribution limit. Talk to a trusted

advisor for further details.

2. You don’t have to take your required minimum distribution

until age 72.

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Fourth Quarter All-Stars

Fourth Quarter All-Stars

Article Type: A Message From the Director

There are athletes who love the fourth quarter. They play at a different level than at any other time – especially in games where the team is behind. In the final moments, they deliver, and it makes all the difference.

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When Greed Disguises As Ministry

When Greed Disguises As Ministry

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

I once suggested to a funeral director that his standard pay rate for conducting a funeral service be raised. His curt reply: ‘I thought you did this for ministry.’

Ouch

So when does greed leach into ministry? Where’s the line and how do we know it’s been crossed?

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