Other Organizations You Should Know About
(listed in alphabetical order by category)
Other organizations serving churches
The Christian Stewardship Network is an organization that is made up of stewardship pastors and leaders from around the country. Their Regional Workshop is designed to help churches start and build healthy stewardship ministries. Take a team from your church to network, brainstorm, create a ministry plan, and fellowship together. The workshop is taught by two of the most accomplished stewardship pastors in the nation.
Compass is an evangelical, non-profit, non-denominational ministry. Since 1993, in addition to our email Bible studies, Israel tours, and missionary outreach, Compass has been organizing Steeling the Mind Bible conferences to bring together top Christian speakers to teach on difficult and timely issues –providing great spiritual armor to complement local churches.
A leading generosity website providing resources, articles, and free eNewsletter for churches and ministries to inspire generosity and increase giving, including the bestselling Bible devotional.
Generosity Monk provides biblical teaching for the Church, spiritual counsel for stewards and professional advice for leaders to encourage Christian generosity. Visit his website to download
stewardship resources and subscribe to thought-provoking daily Meditations of saints through the centuries on topics related to biblical stewardship.
Other organizations serving givers
“Excellence in GivingSM was designed for active families and busy executives who desire to achieve a high return on their philanthropic investments and experience more joy in the process. Excellence in Giving’s advisory role begins by identifying our clients’ passions, values and focus for their philanthropy. The second phase of our process evaluates past giving experiences and develops a Giving Game PlanTM. Finally, Excellence in Giving manages the client’s giving portfolio by: reviewing all incoming grant requests, performing appropriate levels of due diligence, conducting family meetings, establishing success benchmarks for each gift, and gathering measurable post-grant data from philanthropic investments. Excellence in Giving’s full-service advisory role completes the last mile of effective charitable giving and allows clients to give with confidence using a disciplined yet flexible framework to achieve their philanthropic goals.”
GenerousChurch helps leaders like you release generosity in your church through leadership development, campaigns, and culture change. Our books, online learning, coaching, events, and web resources will help you expand the impact of your leaders, change your money conversation, and grow the giving capacity of your people.
Generous Giving exists to spread the biblical message of generosity in order to grow generous givers among those entrusted with much. It is a privately funded ministry that seeks to encourage givers to experience the joy of giving and embrace a lifestyle of generosity, according to God’s Word and Christ’s example. It was launched in 2000 by The Maclellan Foundation to stir a renewed, Spirit-led revolution of generosity among Christians that changes our world. Generous Giving is fully funded and does not solicit donations.
Giving Wisely is a community of like-minded families seeking to share relationships, experiences, knowledge, and opportunities. In doing this we endeavor to generously and wisely give to advance God’s Kingdom. Our shared passion leads us to value collective wisdom and partnership in funding the Kingdom’s growth. At Giving Wisely we provide a safe environment to explore your family’s questions and to dialogue with other families in settings such as our international Sherpa Trips, Fusion Events, and conferences all of which allow your family to experience a variety of practical benefits along this fun, shared journey.
For over three decades Kardia has been assisting affluent Christian families who want to eliminate estate and capital gains taxes, reduce income taxes, maintain their current lifestyle, pass on an appropriate inheritance to their heirs and maximize giving to worthy ministries. Our unique process includes the spiritual and emotional components of planning that are lacking in secular financial and estate planning to maximize your God-given resources and potential.
MinistryWatch.com profiles Public Charities, church and parachurch ministries. It is a free service of Wall Watchers. An independent donor advocate facilitating the information needs of donors. A type of consumer reporting website of faith based charities. In addition, it is also a place to learn about how to be a responsible Christian giver.
The National Christian Foundation (NCF) is America’s largest donor-advised fund focused on the unique goals of Christian givers. Ranked #34 on Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of America’s 400 largest charities, NCF helps Christians give more by providing innovative charitable solutions and expertise. Through their home office in Atlanta, GA, and national network of Affiliates, NCF has granted more than $2 billion since 1982 to thousands of churches, ministries, and nonprofits. When it comes to maximizing charitable gifts for Kingdom impact, the nation’s most generous givers, professional advisors, private foundations, churches, and nonprofit leaders trust NCF.
WaterStone is a Christian Community Foundation passionate about coming alongside families to help them think differently about their giving and define new ways to experience God’s joys in their lifetime. In partnership with our donors, WaterStone takes a fresh look at the principles of fellowship, stewardship and legacy to create a new vision of generosity. If you are looking for a way to give that reflects your passion and lifestyle, let WaterStone match your assets and goals with a creative giving solution that creates ripples for generations to come.
Other organizations serving business people
Founded by Bob Buford, the author of Halftime, The Halftime organization helps successful people discover and embrace God’s will for their second half of life. For individuals that can create margin in their calendar and finances – and who have a strong desire to make a difference in the world using their unique skills and passions – Halftime provides an array of books, workshops and coaching services to help them discern God’s purpose for them and align their lives accordingly.
Inspired by Dr. Bill Bright over fifteen years ago, Pinnacle Forum is about a growing movement of leaders who want to use their God-given influence to promote Christ-like values within our culture. We seek to enhance this movement by convening groups of leaders who are focused on growing their faith, connecting with like-minded peers and discovering how God wants to use them as transformational agents in their communities and beyond. For more information, please visit our website or call 480-609-7000.
Other organizations teaching stewardship
MISSION: Equipping people worldwide to learn, apply, and teach God’s financial principles so they may know Christ more intimately, be free to serve Him, and help fund the Great Commission.
Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert, an extremely popular national radio personality, and the best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover. He is also the creator of Financial Peace University, where more than one million families have attended FPU classes at their workplace, church, military base, local nonprofit organization, community group. The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first 91 days after beginning FPU and is completely out of debt, except for the mortgage, in 18 to 24 months.
Ramsey founded The Lampo Group, Inc. to provide financial counseling, through various means, to the public. More than 700,000 people have attended a Dave Ramsey LIVE event. Ramsey created Financial Peace Jr. and authored six children’s books designed to help parents teach sound financial principles to their children. Ramsey’s syndicated newspaper column, “Dave Says” is read by nearly 14 million readers monthly. “The Dave Ramsey Show” is syndicated to more than 450 radio stations nationwide with nearly 4.5 million weekly listeners.
A Christ-centered nonprofit organization with two goals:
• to teach the principles of God’s Word, emphasizing an eternal viewpoint;
• to reach the needy in Christ’s name, calling attention to the needs of the:
• unreached, who’ve never heard the gospel;
• unfed, unclothed, unsheltered and poor due to circumstance (not choice);
• unsupported, Christians suffering in hostile spiritual environments;
• unborn, targeted for abortion, and their mothers deceived and exploited by the child-killing industry;
• unreconciled, those of different races and cultures who are alienated, hostile, or suspicious of each other;
• untrained, a generation growing up in a society without moral absolutes and eternal values, who need to hear God’s truth spoken in love, and whose parents need to be equipped to be their children’s educators and role models.
Organization serving Christian investors
Stewardship Partners is an investment management firm dedicated to helping their clients build their wealth using a Biblically Responsible Investment (BRI) approach. Founded by former Templeton portfolio manager Rusty Leonard, CFA in 2000, Stewardship Partners is committed to excellence in Biblically Responsible Investing. The firm is the leading separate account BRI investment manager and counts both Christian institutions and individuals among it over 1,500 clients. Stewardship Partners utilizes screens to exclude morally questionable companies from its portfolios as well as to include those companies that are a blessing to mankind. Further information about Stewardship Partners, including past performance information, can be found at its website.
Organization serving Christian advisors
Kingdom Advisors is a community of Christian financial professionals integrating faith and practice for Kingdom impact. They exist for advisors who desire to:
• Realize purpose and fulfillment in the workplace
• Offer meaningful, eternally focused counsel to clients
• Join with like-minded advisors for encouragement, support and best practices.
• Have a positive impact on the financial paradigms in our culture
Member offerings include live training events, nationwide study groups, web-based training, conferences, coaching, electronic publications, interactive conference calls, and more