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SMI Members Helped Plant More Than 220 Churches in West Africa!

On Giving Tuesday, November 28, I offered a challenge to SMI members in the form of a giving opportunity — let's all work together this Christmas to help take the gospel to the people of West Africa via the church-planters
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Welcome to #Giving Tuesday, the Day When Your Gift Toward Making Jesus Known Is Multiplied Four-Fold!

Hey friends! Welcome to #GivingTuesday, the only day in your year when every $1 you give turns into $4! #Giving Tuesday is a movement designed to launch the Christmas season with an emphasis on generosity rather than
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Showing Compassion for “The Least of These”

With the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons approaching, our churches and Christian relief organizations soon will be encouraging us to have a charitable and giving spirit toward the poor. This is good. But may I suggest
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Giving to Disaster-Relief Efforts

In a fallen world, disasters happen — and for two millennia, Christians have been at the forefront of relief efforts, helping to ease suffering and provide care in Jesus's name. Regrettably, disaster-relief fundraising
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This is Your Brain on Generosity

“You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me. In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord
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Common Questions About Donor-Advised Funds

The July issue of the Sound Mind Investing newsletter includes an article about the one of the fast-growing charitable-giving vehicles: Donor-advised funds (DAF). There are many benefits to DAFs, such as the ability to
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Letting Your Joy in God Overflow

SMI's purpose statement says, “We help individuals invest successfully and apply biblical principles to all aspects of their financial life so they will experience the joy of: providing well for their family (1 Timothy
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Fulfilling Your Purpose

Are you a “good” or “bad” investor? That can’t be answered without an understanding of an investor’s purpose. If you know the purpose of an investor is to manage money in such a way as to make it grow, but your investment
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Giving Generously While in Debt

When Karen and Scott got married, Karen had nearly $50,000 of non-mortgage debt. Scott, who was a Chicago firefighter at the time, jokingly referred to it as “a reverse dowry.” Several years before meeting Scott, Karen
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Donor-Advised Funds: A Great Tool for Tax-Efficient Giving

When crafting a plan to achieve your charitable-giving objectives, your accountant or attorney will likely consider several factors, such as flexibility, simplicity, and the ability to handle contributions of non-cash
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