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Welcome to Barnabas Foundation’s Interactive Learning Center!

Join us for our next live, interactive event to learn smart and powerful ways you can support your church and other favorite ministries.

Each session is approximately 20-minutes long and includes Q&A time with the presenters.

Can’t make it to the live session? You can also access video and audio recordings after each session from this page.


Upcoming Events



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Free Online Series!

Gifts That Reduce Taxes

Giving Stock, Real estate, Business Interests, and Other Property

Discover popular ways to support Kingdom-building ministry and reduce your taxes!

During this FREE, five-part online training series, Barnabas Foundation's planning team will provide you with practical tips for giving in ways that increase your impact while reducing your costs and headaches.

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Giving Cryptocurrency

Wednesday, October 20, 11 a.m. (Central)

With Travis Morrow, Director of Planning

Convert virtual investments into real, tax-wise Kingdom impact by giving cryptocurrency to ministry!

Register: Cryptocurrency

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Giving Real Estate and Business Gifts

Wednesday, October 27, 11 a.m. (Central)

With Nathan Osborn, Managing Director of Planning Services

Give more to ministry than you ever thought possible! You can redirect a business or property you no longer need or want to manage toward Kingdom purposes, and experience significant tax benefits in return.

Register: Real Estate

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Giving From An IRA

Wednesday, November 3, 11 a.m. (Central)

With Amy Bakker Baty, Director of Planning

If you are 70 ½ and older, you can make a sizeable gift from your individual retirement account (IRA) to ministry and reduce your taxable income.

Register: IRA Gifts

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Giving Stock and Marketable Securities

Wednesday, November 10, 11 a.m. (Central)

With Adam Lopez, Director of Planning

Do you have appreciated stock or other securities that you’ve owned for at least a year? Learn why marketable securities are a much more cost-effective giving option than cash.

Register: Stock


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Free Online Event!

February 23, 11 a.m. (Central)

Family Matters
Navigating Family Dynamics in Your Estate Plan

Blended households. A grandchild with special needs. The farm or family business your child doesn’t care to manage. When it comes to estate planning, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Your plan should be as unique as your lifelong passions and the family it’s designed to serve.

Join Barnabas Foundation’s Steve Baker, J.D., as he discusses how to develop a values-based plan that honors God, supports your family and furthers the causes that mean so much to you.

There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.

Register: Family Matters



Video and Audio Recordings


Giving Through a Donor-Advised Fund

Looking for a streamlined way to support your church and other favorite ministries? A donor-advised fund allows you to give to a single charitable account to support one or multiple causes close to your heart. (With Cindi Riemersma, director of gift administration).

Learn More: Stewards Fund


7 Reasons to Review Your Will

Is it time to review your estate plans? Barnabas Foundation's Nathan Osborn, J.D., managing director of planning services, shares some of the most common reasons that warrant an update to your will or trust.




Giving Real Estate

Do you have real estate you no longer need or care to manage? You can reduce your costs and headaches by giving all or part of it to ministry. Barnabas Foundation’s Steve Baker, J.D. (director of planning) and Kurt Knoll (director of member relations and investments) share helpful tips on reducing your costs and headaches, while repurposing valuable property for Kingdom causes.




Giving Marketable Securities

Do you have appreciated stock or other securities that you’ve owned for at least a year? In this video, Cindi Riemersma, client services administrator, explains why marketable securities are a much more cost-effective giving option than cash.




Giving From An IRA

If you are 70 ½ and older, you can make a sizeable gift from your individual retirement account (IRA) to ministry and reduce your taxable income. In this conversation, Cindi Riemersma (client services administrator) and Kurt Knoll (director of member relations and investments) share all the specifics of this simple and popular giving option.




Giving Real Estate and Business Gifts

Give more to ministry than you ever thought possible by gifting real estate or business interest! In this conversation, Kurt Knoll, (director of member relations and investments) and Cindi Riemersma (client services administrator) share how you can redirect a business or property you no longer need or want to manage toward Kingdom purposes, and experience significant tax benefits in return.




Giving Commodities and Other Property

In this conversation, Cindi Riemersma (client services administrator) and Kurt Knoll (director of member relations and investments) share how by gifting commodities – such as grains, soybeans, corn, fruits, nuts and even livestock – or equipment to ministry, you can achieve greater Kingdom impact and experience personal tax savings.