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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.

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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)

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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When Giving Gets Real

When Giving Gets Real

Article Type: Life Stories

Ed and Shirley Talen and the Stewards Fund

When Ed Talen first tithed as a 13-year-old paperboy, it had nothing to do with faith. “My parents told me I had to,” he recalls.

But that lesson of generosity took root in his heart and life over the years, through growing trust in God’s provision.

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Income for Life

Income for Life

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q. I want to support my favorite charitable causes, but I also need income. How can I accomplish both of these goals?

A. Lifetime income gifts are powerful, tax-wise gifts that enable you to support your favorite ministries while securing lifetime payments for you and your loved ones.

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