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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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.
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.
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.
Barnabas Foundation celebrates a new record in charitable distributions, issuing $52 million in grants in 2017 to nearly 1,600 churches, nonprofit ministries and other charitable organizations.
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.
We aren’t fooled when money gets pitted against ministry. We know it’s a setup!
Q. Besides cash, are there other ways I can support my church?
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.
Jesus is interested in the shape of our living. He wants God-shaped words, attitudes and actions.