As we begin the Lenten season, here are some personal thoughts and encouragement from our national-office president, David Wills: The church where I grew up didn't talk much about Lent. I had Catholic friends that practiced Lent by giving up something that they loved, and I was glad my church didn't ask me to do that! Honestly, Lent has never been an important part of my faith journey, but it's time for... read full post | 2 comments
Just how important is generosity in the Bible? Of course, there are many verses about money, as well as specific examples and encouragements on tithing and giving. But what about the message "between the lines?"
It's amazing what you might discover when you take the time to really search for the story of God's generosity that's interwoven throughout Scripture.
With the new year well underway, we'd like to take a moment to pause and celebrate the good news of what God is doing through givers at NCF. As we reflect on 2013, we remember the many miracles of provision and personal growth that we have witnessed in the lives of those we serve, as well as the lives of our team.
This past year, we received our six billionth dollar from givers since our founding in 1982. But ... read full post
Every year, we work with hundreds of professional advisors, such as financial advisors, CPAs, and attorneys. One thing we've observed is the invaluable role that the right advisor can play in helping people make the most of their giving.
Part of my role at the National Christian Foundation is to encourage others to live generously and according to Biblical financial principles. So you’d think I’d have my own “act together.” Yet my wife, Regina, and I recently found ourselves needing to address several important matters related to our giving.
Regina and I decided several years ago to establish a financial “finish ... read full post
Everyone wants to give the perfect gift to the ones they love at Christmas. But how many gifts make much of an impact after the wrapping paper is long gone?
We'd like to suggest a few ideas for giving that could have far-reaching effects for your family any day of the year. These will not only lift your family's spirits, but they'll impact others for eternity. What could be better than ... read full post | 1 comments
Recently, our daughter, Maggie, came home from college to spend the week with us. She is a freshman and it has been hard for me to be away from her ... in fact, I had not seen her in almost a whole month! The day she was due to arrive, I had a hard time concentrating. My mind constantly wandered, looking forward to the time that I would greet her that evening. My wife cleaned the house in anticipation of her coming. I... read full post | 2 comments
Thanks to you, we're celebrating a new milestone in giving that is far beyond what our founders ever dreamed or imagined years ago – we have just received our 6 billionth dollar in contributions since 1982!
That’s a monumental testament to the faithfulness of God and to your generosity. And it’s a monumental blessing to those whose needs will ultimately be met through these resources, in your ... read full post
Thanksgiving is over, and the end of the year will soon be here. That can only mean one thing for generous givers ... year-end contributions and grant recommendations!
Did you know that so far this year, thousands of individuals and families have contributed more than $460 million to their Giving Funds? And NCF has granted over $564 million to more than 14,000 charities ... read full post | 2 comments
We're excited to announce that thanks to the generosity of NCF givers and many others around the world, Catholic Relief Services finished a 2-for-1 matching grant to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the monster storm that devastated the Philippines last month.
NCF givers had the opportunity to recommend grants from their Giving Funds to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and every dollar up to $500,000 was ... read full post