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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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God's Property and Purposes

God's Property and Purposes

Article Type: Life Stories

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.

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Giving Options for Life Income Arrangements

Giving Options for Life Income Arrangements

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: What kinds of gifts can I give in exchange for life income payments?

A. Surprisingly, there a variety gifts you can give in exchange for payments for life – everything from cash, publicly traded appreciated stock, real estate that has grown in value, farm machinery that is paid for and depreciated, and commodities such as grains, fruits or even livestock. 

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