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Gifts That Pay Income

Gifts That Pay Income

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q. I’ve heard there are ways I can give to ministry and receive income for life. Is that true?

A. Yes! Through a life income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust, you can support the important work of your church or favorite ministry AND receive payments for life. 

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Known to Give

Known to Give

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

A figure skater finishes her routine at a competition, and fans flood the ice with stuffed animals and flower bouquets. Sometimes, so many gifts are thrown from the stands that “sweepers” help clear the ice. Who really needs that many teddy bears? What’s the point?

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Giving with Urgency

Giving with Urgency

Article Type: Life Stories

The Simple, Timely Solution for Tom and Dee Little 

Every day that we wait means money is not being used for its purpose.”

This urgency voiced by Tom Little characterizes the giving approach of he and his wife, Dee. “We’re giving money to things that promote Jesus Christ,” reflects Tom. 

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These Thoughts Are on FIRE

These Thoughts Are on FIRE

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

No, my actual thoughts aren’t on fire. And yes, right now in one corner of my brain, Alicia Keys is belting out her hit single, Girl on Fire.”

But my actual thoughts are on the acronym FIRE which stands for “Financial Independence Retiring Early.” Have you heard of it? It’s a movement that’s picking up steam and even headlines. 

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Generosity's Ripple Effect

Generosity's Ripple Effect

Article Type: Life Stories

The Ongoing Impact of Rich and Ann Meyer 

For Rich and Ann Meyer, giving generously wasn’t about fulfilling obligations. Instead, their whole lifestyle was about generosity.

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Can These Bones Live?

Can These Bones Live?

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

You know these words because you’ve felt them. Overwhelmed and without recourse, you’ve remained open to the possibilities of what only God can do.

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Barnabas Foundation Celebrates Record Charitable Distributions in 2018

Barnabas Foundation Celebrates Record Charitable Distributions in 2018

Article Type: News

With the final tally for 2018 complete, Barnabas Foundation celebrates the third consecutive record-breaking year of dollars distributed to charity. On behalf of the generous families we serve, Barnabas Foundation sent out 8,760 grants (vs. 7,548 in 2017) totaling more than $67 million (vs. $52 million in 2017) in charitable distributions.

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