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God’s Measuring Cup

God’s Measuring Cup

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

How much should I give? This question gets asked more than you might think. You answer it when the church collection basket comes around on Sundays, for the Salvation Army kettles at Christmas and every time you sort mail from dozens of charities. Over and over, we make decisions about how many dollars to assign to causes near to our hearts.

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Kingdom Causes and Income for Life

Kingdom Causes and Income for Life

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q. Is there a way to support my church and favorite Kingdom causes – AND receive income for life?

A. Yes! One of the ways to do this is through a charitable gift annuity (CGA) which makes this possible for you and your family.

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Taking Aim at Missions

Taking Aim at Missions

Article Type: Life Stories

Aim at nothing, and you’ll hit it every time. 

This truism didn’t escape Miriam Bartlett who lived with a singular aim for 96 years – supporting Christian missions. Though she’s now in glory, the effects of Miriam’s life and passion for missions are still experienced all around the world.

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Sermons, Starbucks and Savvy Support

Sermons, Starbucks and Savvy Support

Article Type: Life Stories

How CGAs proved the win-win solution for Peter and Jo Mans

Rev. Peter Mans has one sermon on giving. “It’s titled ‘The Sermon on the Amount,’” he says with a laugh, “I only wish that I had preached that sermon more!”

Beyond what he taught from the pulpit, he and his wife, Jo, have spent a lifetime modeling the values of biblical stewardship.

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A High Level Threat

A High Level Threat

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

How majestic to consider a God who keeps His people no matter what! How impressive it is to realize the Romans 8:39 truth that nothing can “separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” God’s people persevere, not by means of gritty determination, but because of a God who has bound Himself to them once and for all.

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When They Saw a Need, They Gave

When They Saw a Need, They Gave

Article Type: Life Stories

The ongoing legacy of Cal and Evelyn Bensema

There’s a smile in Louise Ridlon’s voice as she shares memories about William “Cal” and Evelyn Bensema. “We are so blessed to have them as parents,” she says on behalf of her sisters, Vicki Jaramillo and Caroline Lindsey.

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