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God's Faithfulness Through Adversity

God's Faithfulness Through Adversity

Almost every successful person I’ve ever interviewed attributes their success, at least in part, to difficult times in their lives. They recount times of financial strain, business reversal, family crisis or other setbacks that threatened to be their ruin.

I’m not sure what it is about adversity, but somehow God uses it to bring out His best in us.

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When There's Too Much In The Collection Plate

When There's Too Much In The Collection Plate

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

“And so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.” (Exodus 36:6-7, NIV)

Here’s a silly question: Is there ever such a thing as too much giving? When it comes to generosity, is the sky always the limit?

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Record-Breaking Generosity in 2020

Record-Breaking Generosity in 2020

Article Type: News

Despite a year full of many challenges, Barnabas Foundation saw record-breaking numbers in the generosity of God’s people. Barnabas Foundation distributed 11,207 grants to churches, nonprofit ministries and other charitable organizations in 2020.

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"The Good News Never Stops"

"The Good News Never Stops"

Article Type: Biblical Stewardship

The Impact of the Stewards Fund

It’s no surprise that this was a challenging year for several of Barnabas Foundation’s member ministries. Even so, ministry leaders report experiencing new opportunities and God’s provision time and time again – often as a result of Stewards Fund supporters.

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Money Can’t Buy Church Renewal

Money Can’t Buy Church Renewal

Article Type: Pastor to Pastor

What’s the cost of church renewal?

It depends on the type of cost, right? Fees for renewal programs range from hundreds to thousands of dollars; but there’s also the human cost of soul searching, prayer and repentance.

Which cost would you rather pay?

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This Year's SECURE Act

This Year's SECURE Act

Article Type: Ask a Planner

Q: How does this year’s SECURE Act affect my IRA giving?

A. What’s Changed:

1. Now you can continue to invest in your IRA after age 70 ½,

but if you do, those investments will reduce your annual

qualified charitable distribution limit. Talk to a trusted

advisor for further details.

2. You don’t have to take your required minimum distribution

until age 72.

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Fourth Quarter All-Stars

Fourth Quarter All-Stars

Article Type: A Message From the Director

There are athletes who love the fourth quarter. They play at a different level than at any other time – especially in games where the team is behind. In the final moments, they deliver, and it makes all the difference.

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