Barnabas Foundation offers a variety of educational, planning and marketing resources to support your church or ministry’s stewardship and Planned Giving efforts.

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  • Cal and Grace Walstra Testimony

    Stewards Fund

    Cal and Grace Walstra’s testimony illustrates the power of leaving a legacy and the benefit of having a Stewards Fund. When asked what motivates their charitable giving, Cal Walstra enthusiastically responds, “Grace and I give to Christian Ministries as a way of giving back some of what we’ve received and expressing appreciation for the greatest gift of all.” This testimony can be shared with your supporters.  (65 words)

  • Charitable Gift Annuity Application Form

    Forms & Information, Forms

    To start a Charitable Gift Annuity, complete this form and return it to Barnabas Foundation. 

  • Charitable Gift Annuity Medicaid Disclosure

    Please read prior to applying for a Barnabas Foundation Charitable Gift Annuity.

    Charitable Gift Annuities provide an attractive way for individuals to make a charitable gift, receive an immediate tax deduction, and retain an income for life.  However, changes to Medicaid law in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 created new rules that should be considered when establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity. 

  • Christian Wills Guide

    Brochures & Booklets

    The Christian Wills Guide is designed to encourage Christians to think about how they want their assets to be distributed at death and to assist them in gathering the information their attorney will need. With this guide, the process will be much easier, a comfort to their families and will fulfill the desires they have for their families and the Lord’s work. 

  • Church Stewardship Development Ideas

    Webinar (For Churches)

    In this webinar, Rick Droog, Stewardship Consultant at Barnabas Foundation discusses Church stewardship development ideas. The best ideas are those that have already been tested. In his work with numerous churches, Rick Droog has gained first-hand experience with techniques and approaches that produce results. In this webinar, he will share stories and ideas that have positively impacted church stewardship development. Get ready for a lot of practical suggestions and some great ideas!

  • Clergy Finance: Pointers for Pastors & Church Leaders

    This webinar discusses clergy finance: pointers for Pastors and Church leaders with John Bolt.

  • Description of Stewardship Champion/Chairperson

  • Developing Your Church Vision & Mission

    Generosity starts with vision and mission. When you have a clear picture of – and commitment to – God’s unique calling for your church, your ministry will thrive, and believers will want to invest in that calling with their God-given time and resources. 

  • Disclosure Document on the Barnabas Foundation Common Trust Funds

    Forms & Information, Forms

    Barnabas Foundation holds its investment in the Barnabas Foundation Common Trust Fund. This document describes how the fund operates and its investments. 

  • Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money

  • Distribution Request Upon Death Form

    Forms & Information, Forms

    Barnabas Foundation requires a recommendation regarding disposition of any remaining assets in your Stewards Fund account upon the death of the surviving primary advisor. Please use this form to inform us of the charities you would like to receive the balance of your account or provide us with the individuals you would have serve as successor advisors. 

  • Don and Nyla Wieberdink Testimony

    Don and Nyla Wieberdink’s testimony illustrates the power of leaving a legacy and the benefit of having a charitable remainder trust. They knew there would be significant taxes resulting from the sale of their farm machinery. That’s when they thought of Barnabas Foundation and wanted to see if they could avoid some of that tax by using a charitable remainder trust. Don Wieberdink comments, “We have an obligation to be responsible with what God has given us. We’ve been blessed through the years, and we wanted to see that some of what was left when we were gone would be directed to kingdom causes we love.” This testimony can be shared with your supporters.  (113 words)