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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.

Upcoming Events

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Free Online Event!

February 23, 11 a.m. (Central)

Family Matters
Navigating Family Dynamics in Your Estate Plan

Blended households. A grandchild with special needs. The farm or family business your child doesn’t care to manage. When it comes to estate planning, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Your plan should be as unique as your lifelong passions and the family it’s designed to serve.

Join Barnabas Foundation’s Steve Baker, J.D., as he discusses how to develop a values-based plan that honors God, supports your family and furthers the causes that mean so much to you.

There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.

Register: Family Matters

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Free Online Event!

May 25, 11 a.m. (Central)

Gifts That Pay Income

Do you wish you could give more to your favorite charities but are worried about having enough retirement income? Join Barnabas Foundation’s executive director Jim Bakke for a free, live online training on May 25 at 11 a.m. (CST). You’ll learn how lifetime giving options can not only benefit your favorite Kingdom causes but also help you receive steady income for the rest of your life.

There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.

Register: Gifts That Pay

Video and Audio Recordings

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.

Giving Cryptocurrency

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.