Q: What’s the advantage of talking with a planner when I can just go to my lawyer?
A: You absolutely need to work with your personal attorney once you are ready to execute your legal documents. However, most people have many questions and concerns to work through before they reach that point.
Week after week, we meet with generous Christians to help them create estate plans that honor God, provide for their families and support the causes close to their hearts. If there is one commonality, it’s that one or more decisions have kept them from completing their plans.
Gratitude is overflowing from ministries, churches and other charities that benefited from your generosity in 2022. We’ve heard story after story of God’s provision and how new opportunities for ministry came as a result of your Stewards Fund giving.
“God Incorporated” is a 2019 movie which tells the fictional story of four MBA students who invent a new religion as their capstone project. Although it was billed as a comedy, the film’s not-so-subtle message is quite serious: religion is nothing more than really, really big business.
Without question, there are people who believe your church only wants to monetize God’s name. How can you change their opinion?
Gifts that pay income — such as charitable gift annuities — are a smart and powerful giving option for generous Christians who would love to give more but are concerned about having enough income for life.
I love celebrating Christmas with family. Gathering for fun, laughter, friendship, great food and gifts always makes for a rich time together.
But Christmas also has a way of intensifying our emotions, especially when we can’t have our loved ones near. Whether it’s because of life circumstances, relational fractures, or their passing, being separated from those we love feels especially hard at the holidays.
When I’m driving down the interstate, I’m always amazed by the number of trucks on the road. Some of them are very flashy; others are plain. The look of the truck isn’t important. What really matters is their purpose: getting important commodities or materials from point A to point B.
This is much like our purpose here at Barnabas Foundation.