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The Business of Family

The Business of Family

Article Type: Life Stories

A Family Commitment to Generosity

For John M. Vander Haag, family is business, and business is family.

“I remember riding with mom to work when my siblings and I spent summers there,” says John. “Not all days were roses – but I think the business connected our family in a very unique way.”

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What Worship Looks Like

What Worship Looks Like

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

Worship is about what’s in your heart; but don’t forget about what’s in your hands.

The hands of the Israelites revealed the source of their worship in the wilderness. They only needed a couple of quarts of manna per day, per family, but these hands gathered double — and even triple — that amount.

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Osborn and Lopez Latest Additions to Barnabas Foundation’s Planning Team

Osborn and Lopez Latest Additions to Barnabas Foundation’s Planning Team

Article Type: News

Barnabas Foundation announces the addition of two new attorneys to the planning services team: Nathan Osborn, J.D., and Adam W. Lopez, J.D. In their new roles, Osborn and Lopez will augment the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to help generous Christians develop God-honoring estate plans that support the needs of their families, churches and favorite ministries.

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The Remedy For Your Envy

The Remedy For Your Envy

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“With that kind of money, anybody could have their dream job and not worry about failing. How sweet is that?”

This is a line I rehearse regularly whenever I hear about the careers and lifestyles of people I consider to be uber-wealthy. Wanna hear another one?

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A Compelling Case for Ministry

A Compelling Case for Ministry

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.” 2 Corinthians 5:14

Trust me, you’ve already seen this movie a time or two: a pastor is asked to sit down to “hear what some people are saying” about the church’s current ministry.

The lines are so tired, you can parrot them as they’re spoken: “The sermons are weak. The flock isn’t being fed. There’s too much emphasis on the community. What about us?”

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In Light of the Current Market, Should I Still Consider Giving Stock?

In Light of the Current Market, Should I Still Consider Giving Stock?

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: In light of the current market, should I still consider giving stock?

A: Absolutely! Giving appreciated stock, real estate or other non-cash assets remains one of the most cost-effective ways to support your church or other ministries since you will receive a fair market value deduction at the time of your gift and avoid capital gains on the sale of appreciated assets.

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