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Do I Really Need a Will?

Do I Really Need a Will?

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q. Do I really need a will?

A. For many Christians, a will is an expression of their belief that God owns everything and wants us to manage the resources entrusted to us.

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A Legacy for the Kingdom - or for Canines?

A Legacy for the Kingdom - or for Canines?

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

Remember Leona Helmsley? She’s the hotel magnate who achieved infamy as the “Queen of Mean.” By most accounts, Helmsley earned this moniker because of her winner-take-all approach to business and even her family.  

But Helmsley made her biggest splash with the final settlement of her estate.

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My Wealth and My Neighbor

My Wealth and My Neighbor

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

For many years, philanthropist and art patron Agnes Gund lived with Roy Lichtenstein’s famous painting “Masterpiece” over the mantle in her Manhattan apartment. She made news in 2017 when she sold it for $165 million to hedge fund manager Stephen Cohen.

Why part with such a valuable piece of artwork?

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Connect the Dots

Connect the Dots

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Connect the dots is magical — at least for someone like me, who barely managed a passing grade in high school art class!

In my work this past year, I’ve been connecting the dots between churches and the benefits of partnering with Barnabas Foundation

If you’ve not been able to connect the dots either, let me help.

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Should I Give My Stock to Charity?

Should I Give My Stock to Charity?

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q. Should I give my stock to charity?

A. If you have stock that you’ve owned for at least a year and it has increased in value, this is much more cost effective than giving cash. You’ll receive a tax deduction for the fair market value and avoid paying capital gains.

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Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Article Type: Life Stories

Empowering Practical Transformation Through the Stewards Fund

Paying airfare for community development facilitators to train local leaders in Madagascar. Providing a salary supplement for a national community development coordinator in Kenya. Translating a community training manual into French.

These are just a few of the practical and savvy ways the Lois Ooms Community Health Stewards Fund is being used to transform communities around the world.

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