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Barnabas Foundation Church Podcast
17 minutes | May 31, 2022
#43 Gifts That Pay Income
Listen as Barnabas Foundation’s Jim Bakke, J.D., discusses how lifetime giving options can benefit your members’ favorite Kingdom causes while caring for the needs of their families. Please note: If you'd like to share video and audio recordings of this event with your members, direct them to this public page: https://www.barnabasfoundation.com/interactive.
15 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
#42 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.
28 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
#41 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.
26 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
#40 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.
26 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
# 39 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!
25 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
#38 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)
32 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
#37 7 Reasons to Review Your Will
Invite your church to listen in as Barnabas Foundation’s managing director of planning, Nathan Osborn, J.D. and Kurt Knoll, director of member services discuss some of the most common reasons that warrant an update to your will or trust. If you’d like to share video and audio recordings of this event with your members, direct them to this public page: https://www.barnabasfoundation.com/interactive.
23 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
#36 No-Brainer, Game-Changer: Gifts In A Will
You know a game-changer when you see one. Game-changers flip the playing field and re-write the rules of the game. When it comes to money for your church’s ministry, there’s a no-brainer, game-changer and it’s called “gifts in a will.” Rev. Phil Leo and Mike LeFebre, Stewardship Leader at Immanuel CRC (Hudsonville, MI), discuss the easiest ways to receive gifts in a will, common obstacles and how to overcome them.
28 minutes | May 25, 2021
#35 Money Problems We Lose Sleep Over
Money problems got you losing sleep? In this episode, Barnabas Foundation's Phil Leo and John Bolt, Director of Finance and Operations for the Christian Reformed Church, discuss: “Money Problems We Lose Sleep Over." In addition to common money problems church leaders face, both personally and professionally, they cover all of the resources available for you and your church.
31 minutes | May 12, 2021
#34 Giving Real Estate
Do you have real estate you no longer need or care to manage? You can reduce your costs and headaches by giving all or part of it to ministry. Join Barnabas Foundation’s Steve Baker, J.D. (director of planning) and Kurt Knoll (director of member relations and investments) for practical tips on giving real estate to Kingdom causes.
17 minutes | May 4, 2021
#33 Who Cares About a Donor Advised Fund?
Who really cares about a donor-advised fund? Turns out the members of your church do! Want to get the inside scoop on donor-advised funds and how they benefit your church? Phil Leo and Steve Chittenden, Stewards Fund (Barnabas Foundation’s donor-advised fund) owner and faithful church supporter, discuss "Who Cares About a Donor-Advised Fund?"
24 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
#32 Funding Hacks to Pay for Ministry
When it comes to planned gifts, many church leaders believe their church might be too small, too young, or too old to receive these kinds of donations. Or perhaps, there isn't anyone in the congregation that knows how to make such a gift. What would it be like if your church overcame these obstacles? What if it were easy to promote and receive more planned gifts for your church’s ministry? Join Phil Leo and Cindi Riemersma, Barnabas Foundation's client service administrator, as they discuss "Funding Hacks to Pay for Ministry."
22 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
#31 Fact Check: Debunking Myths About Gifts in a Will
Try your fact-checking prowess on some commonly held assumptions about members who leave a gift in their will to your church: Only wealthy members make gifts in a will. Church members don’t want to hear from their pastor about leaving a gift in their will. A gift in a will is the only way to make a significant contribution. Church members give less while they’re alive if they plan a gift in their will. In this episode, Phil Leo, church communications director, and Nathan Osborn, managing director of planning at Barnabas Foundation, discuss “Fact Check: Debunking Myths About Gifts In A Will.”
27 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
#30 Why Vision Is Not Your Problem
Who’s responsible for church vision? Too often leaders bear the mantle of church vision alone, as if it depends entirely them. In reality, healthy vision is broadly owned by both church members and leaders. So, what does it take to sow seeds for grassroots vision at your church? How might the work of church vision change if it were shared? Join Phil Leo and Jodi Koeman, church with community coordinator for World Renew. As they discuss the potential for broadly owned vision at your church.
29 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
#29 Is Bivocational Ministry Right for Me?
What excites you about bivocational ministry? What gives you pause? What are the nagging questions you have? Bring your questions and join Phil Leo online with Nathan Rauh-Bieri, program manager for the CRCNA’s Financial Shalom program. They'll discuss the possibilities and potential pitfalls of bivocational ministry.
16 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
#28 Giving Commodities and other Assets
In this conversation, Cindi Riemersma (client services administrator) and Kurt Knoll (director of member relations and investments) share how by gifting commodities – such as grains, soybeans, corn, fruits, nuts and even livestock – or equipment to ministry, you can achieve greater Kingdom impact and experience personal tax savings.
16 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
#27 Giving Real Estate and Business Gifts
Give more to ministry than you ever thought possible by gifting real estate or business interest! In this conversation, Kurt Knoll, (director of member relations and investments) and Cindi Riemersma (client services administrator) share how 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.
20 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
#26 Giving From An IRA
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. In this conversation, Cindi Riemersma (client services administrator) and Kurt Knoll (director of member relations and investments) share all the specifics of this simple and popular giving option.
16 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
#25 Giving Marketable Securities
Do you have appreciated stock or other securities that you’ve owned for at least a year? In this video, Cindi Riemersma, client services administrator, explains why marketable securities are a much more cost-effective giving option than cash.
27 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
#24 Five Reasons Your Church Members Don't Have A Will
Completing a will is intensely personal for members at your church. So why should it matter to you if they’ve completed one or not? Because a completed will is the only way legacy gifts from members who are passionate about your church’s ministry can be made. It’s a big deal! Join me online as Phil Leo hosts Steve Baker, senior estate planner for Barnabas Foundation, to discuss common obstacles your church members encounter when it comes to completing a will.
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