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 …

Constantine R. Campbell: Graced

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. 2 John 3 “While God does surely extend grace to all people in various forms (common grace), it is a special grace that all believers enjoy. It is the grace that accompanies the merciful forgiveness of sins and the peace …

The most effective way to maximize giving, minimize taxes and build the Kingdom? Here it is!

What’s the advantage of donating appreciated assets through The Cru Foundation? Example: Stock purchased at $2,000 — Valued today at $20,000 — Gain: $18,000        • Donate stock through TCF = $20,000 for ministry No capital gains tax on charitable donation of stock VS.        • Sell the stock and donate proceeds = $15,240 for ministry $20,000 – $4,760 in capital gains …

Christoph Sturm: Woods and Forests

Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96:12 “Divine wisdom has dispersed woods and forests in more or less abundance all over the world. In some countries they are at great distances. In others they take up several leagues, and raise their majestic heads to the clouds. Neither …

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The benefits of a Great Commission Donor Advised Fund

You may be familiar with the convenient and effective giving vehicle called a Donor Advised Fund — we call it a “Great Commission Fund” — And perhaps you’ve even heard of the basic benefits that have made this kind of fund so popular: tax savings, streamlined giving, and easier record keeping. A Great Commission Fund can be used to make …