How does the SECURE Act affect you?

Increase in age for required minimum distribution – Beginning in 2020, the law increased the required minimum distribution (RMD) age from 70 1/2 to 72. Anyone turning 70 1/2 in 2020 is not required to take an RMD. Anyone who has started RMD’s prior to 2020 will need to continue taking them going forward.  (Note: A Roth IRA set up …

Love Kindness

“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 “Kindness has converted more sinners than either zeal, eloquence, or learning.” F. W. Faber (1814-1863), an English minister, in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, compiled by Josiah …

10 Benefits of a Great Commission

You may be familiar with the convenient and effective giving vehicle called a Donor-Advised Fund—and you may know of the basic benefits that make them so popular: tax savings, streamlined giving and easier record keeping. You can use a Great Commission Donor Advised Fund (GCF) to make grants to Cru®, your church or any other charitable organization. All good things. …

Prayer and Power

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35  “I ought to pray before seeing any one. Often when I sleep long, or meet with others early, it is eleven or twelve o’clock before I begin secret prayer. This is a …

Cheerful and Humble Giving

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. —2 Corinthians 9:7 “If you cannot be great, be willing to serve God in that which is small. If you cannot do great things for Him, cheerfully do little ones. If you cannot be an Aaron …

Mark Your Calendar!

5 Planned Giving Deadlines You Don’t Want to Miss! You can make your greatest impact for the gospel this year—and reduce your 2019 taxes. But time is running out! Avoid hassles later by planning ahead—here are the key dates for the 5 most popular ways to give at year end … Gifts of Real Estate—November 25th Request our questionnaire by …

Six ways to leave a legacy of generosity

One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 “I recently had the privilege of sitting down with David Green, CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby Stores. David and his family are widely considered among the most generous families in the U.S. with regard to funding faith-based projects…His new book, Giving It All Away and Getting …

Christopher J. H. Wright: Biblical Kindness

We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere …

You’re establishing a legacy of sharing Jesus and building God’s kingdom

Cru’s kingdom-building outreaches are constantly empowered by the prayers and generosity of partners like you — and we’re grateful. Together with Cru you are sharing Jesus and making disciples, whether you support the campus ministry of Cru, Cru Inner City, the JESUS film, Athletes in Action, FamilyLife, or other ministries. We have found that many of the friends who partner …