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When Church Members Don’t Give

When Church Members Don’t Give

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Every church has attendees and even members who contribute nothing … zero…nada to the operating budget — year after year. What gives?!

Is this okay? Can anything be done? Should we expect a miracle?

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Can I Buy More Time to Make Year-End Gifts?

Can I Buy More Time to Make Year-End Gifts?

Q: Can I buy more time to make year-end gifts to my church and other charities?

A. Your concern is understandable! The holiday frenzy makes it challenging to thoroughly research charities, decide gift amounts and give any assets — all by December 31.

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A Foundation of Joy

A Foundation of Joy

Article Type: Life Stories

“I wasn’t feeling the reward anymore.” That’s how Joan Donnell recalls the work running her family’s foundation. “Actually, some bitterness had grown,” she recalls.

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Dirty Money and What God Wants

Dirty Money and What God Wants

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

Dirty money.

It’s not just the Netflix series about corporate corruption. It’s the headline some believers apply to money.

After all, Jesus Himself said it was dirty — once, sort of, when He called money “adikia” — unrighteous, unjust, iniquitous, wrong. But this was as a postscript to His story about the shrewd money manager.

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You Amaze Me!

You Amaze Me!

Article Type: A Message From the Director

You amaze me!

No, really – I mean it! The fact that you’re reading this is an indication that God has blessed you with the talent and ability to produce wealth. What’s more, He’s put it on your heart to share that wealth with others, and you have faithfully obeyed. Amazing!

I am constantly encouraged by the ways our clients support ministry, especially after hearing the stories of why you give.

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Money vs. Wisdom? It's No Contest

Money vs. Wisdom? It's No Contest

Article Type: General Articles

Pop quiz. Who said, “Money is a shelter”?

If you think it’s Bernie Madoff or an infamous hedge fund manager, guess again, because it’s Solomon!

Shelters protect us from the howling wind and the blazing sun. When money is a shelter, it can be used to shield us from homelessness and starvation. That’s a good thing!

But money’s shelter has obvious limits.

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