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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!

Wednesday, May 17, 11 a.m. (Central)

From Hassle to Opportunity

Sometimes real estate investments that once brought income or happiness become more of a burden than a blessing.

During this free, online event, Barnabas Foundation’s Steve Baker, J.D., will discuss how you can turn your hassles into help for God’s Kingdom and receive numerous tax benefits by giving real estate to ministry.

Approximate length: 20 minutes (includes presentation and Q&A)

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

Register: From Hassle to Opportunity

Video and Audio Recordings

Giving Now or Later From Your IRA

Learn how you can increase the impact and tax-efficiency of your generosity by giving now or later from your IRA!

Listen as Barnabas Foundation's Cindi Riemersma, director of gift administration, discusses how you can protect your family and provide meaningful support by giving all or part of your retirement funds to ministry.

Download "Giving From Your IRA"

Gifts That Reduce Taxes

Discover popular ways to support Kingdom-building ministry and reduce your taxes!

Listen in as Barnabas Foundation’s Lindsay Canan, J.D., provides practical tips for giving in ways that increase your impact while reducing costs and headaches.

Download "Gifts That Reduce Taxes"

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.

Download "The People In Your Plan"

Download "Sharing Your Estate Plan With Family"

Download "Who Will Care For Your Children"

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.

Download "Gifts That Pay You Income"

Family Matters
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.

Download "Sharing Your Estate Plan"

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 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.