Welcome to Barnabas Foundation’s Interactive Learning Center!
Join us for our next live, interactive event to learn smart and powerful ways you can support your church and other favorite ministries.
Each session is approximately 20-minutes long and includes Q&A time with the presenters.
Can’t make it to the live session? You can also access video and audio recordings after each session from this page.
Free Online Event!
Wednesday, November 9 – 11 a.m. (Central)
Gifts That Reduce Taxes
Discover popular ways to support Kingdom-building ministry and reduce your taxes!
Join Barnabas Foundation’s Lindsay Canan, J.D., for a free online event on November 9. Lindsay will provide you with practical tips for giving in ways that increase your impact while reducing your costs and headaches.
There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.
Free Online Event!
Wednesday, February 15, 11 a.m. (Central)
Giving Now or Later from Your IRA
You can increase the impact and tax-efficiency of your generosity by giving now or later from your IRA!
During this free online event, Barnabas Foundation's Cindi Riemersma (director of gift administration) will discuss how you can protect your family and provide meaningful support by giving all or part of your retirement funds to ministry.
Approximate length: 20 minutes (includes presentation and Q&A)
Details Coming Soon!
Video and Audio Recordings
The People In Your Plan
Your completed estate plan includes a variety of people who will carry out your wishes and become the next stewards of your God-given resources.
Listen as Barnabas Foundation’s Adam Lopez, J.D., discusses how to define the recipients and stewards of your estate to make the greatest impact.
Gifts that Pay Income
Wish you could give more to your favorite charities but worried about having enough retirement income?
Listen in as Barnabas Foundation’s Jim Bakke, J.D., discusses how lifetime giving options can benefit your favorite Kingdom causes while caring for the needs of your family.
Navigating Family Dynamics in Your Estate Plan
Blended households. A grandchild with special needs. The farm or family business an heir doesn’t care to manage. When it comes to estate planning, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Listen in as Barnabas Foundation’s Steve Baker, J.D., discusses how you can develop a values-based plan that honors God, supports your family and furthers the causes that are close to your heart.
Giving Stock and Marketable Securities
Do you have appreciated stock or other securities that you’ve owned for at least a year? Adam Lopez, director of planning, and Kurt Knoll, director of member relations, discuss why marketable securities are a much more cost-effective giving option than cash.
Giving From An IRA
Amy Bakker Baty, director of planning and Kurt Knoll, director of member relations discuss how if you are 70 ½ and older, you can make a sizeable gift from your individual retirement account (IRA) to ministry and reduce your taxable income.
Giving Real Estate and Business Gifts
Nathan Osborn, managing director of planning services discusses how you can give more to ministry than you ever thought possible! You can redirect a business or property you no longer need or want to manage toward Kingdom purposes, and experience significant tax benefits in return.
Travis Morrow, director of planning shares how you can convert virtual investments into real, tax-wise Kingdom impact by giving cryptocurrency to ministry!
Giving Through a Donor-Advised Fund
Looking for a streamlined way to support your church and other favorite ministries? A donor-advised fund allows you to give to a single charitable account to support one or multiple causes close to your heart. (With Cindi Riemersma, director of gift administration).
Learn More: Stewards Fund
7 Reasons to Review Your Will
Is it time to review your estate plans? Barnabas Foundation's Nathan Osborn, J.D., managing director of planning services, shares some of the most common reasons that warrant an update to your will or trust.