Giving Back While on Vacation
Original post by Vanco Payment Solutions on May 15, 2018 "Taking a vacation over the summer offers us the opportunity for family time and hard-earned relaxation. But summer also offers a great occasion for people to give of their time and money in a philanthropic way. And because donations to churches, non-profits and charities slump during the summer months, it is also important to consider other ways that we can give back and support those communities we care about. As you
How Will the Change in the Standard Deduction Impact Ministers?
Original post by ECFA on January 18, 2018 "The impact of the increased standard deduction will greatly vary from one minister to another. So, the answer is, it depends. Here’s what’s changing under the tax reform law: For a married couple filing jointly, the standard deduction increases from $12,700 in 2017 to $24,000 in 2018—it almost doubles. To understand the true impact, let’s look at three of the most common scenarios, assuming married filing jointly:" See full post her
9 Ways To Reverse A Downward Giving Trend In An Otherwise Healthy Church
Original post by Christianity Today on January 12, 2018 "Do what you love and the money will take care of itself. That’s been a popular phrase for as long as I can remember. Wouldn’t it be great if it was true? I’ve also heard this related phrase for as long as I can remember: just preach the gospel, love people, reach out to your neighbors, and the money will take care of itself. It would be even better if that was true. But it’s not. In even the healthiest and strongest of