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You can give away property to charity, and receive an immediate tax deduction for your gift, but continue to receive income from the property. The way to accomplish these things is a charitable remainder trust (“CRT”). Here’s how it works.
There’s a question we often get: Why should I give through the PCA Foundation (PCAF) as opposed to other commercial institutions like Fidelity or Schwab, or even non-church Christian foundations? It’s a great question and one that allows us to highlight several overlooked advantages to co-laboring with the PCAF in charitable giving.
A new program has been launched to incentivize giving and increase the base of supporters for each of these important ministries of the church.
Pastors are called to shepherd God’s flock. Generosity is an important discipline and gauge by which we measure the spiritual growth of Christ’s disciples. Does a pastor need access to the church’s giving records in order to properly care for the people under his care?
It is common for church members to give financial resources to ministries outside their own local church. These ministries can range from a local homeless shelter, to pregnancy care services, and global relief agencies. How should church leaders feel about this?
As we pray for God’s mercy and peace for those suffering amidst the war in Ukraine, we also realize the opportunity to live out the love of Christ in us and share from the resources God has entrusted to us.
We are using this page to promote ministry projects we and your fellow donors to PCAF have been able to identify that are responsive in Jesus’ name to the current crisis, with their sponsors, project names, and links to more information. PCAF has approved each sponsor to receive grants.
Complex gifts include private business equity, real estate, oil and gas interests, and cryptocurrency among other things. Most of the wealth in congregations is in these non-cash assets, especially private business equity. Moreover, giving such assets converts the greatest amount of tax into Kingdom funding, frequently doubling the tax savings from giving a comparable amount of cash.
Cryptocurrency, in all of its forms, has been one of the biggest disruptors of the financial world in this century with the market capping out above $1 trillion. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are expected to grow by 30 percent over the next five years, making it an...
MONTHLY GIVING SPOTLIGHTThe Survivor’s Assistance Fund Every month, the wife of a PCA pastor becomes a widow. As Christ’s body, we are specifically called to look after widows in need. Your donation to Ministerial Relief’s Survivor’s Assistance Fund is a way for us as...
Although Christians in any PCA church can generously give, and any PCA church can accept cash and check offerings, the Foundation has the unique ability to facilitate a special kind of donation: complex gifts.