Smart investments realize a return. Typically, the investor is seeking a financial return, but Eric Fast of M6:33 Capital argues that there can be more than one type of return on a given investment.
When he was young, Steve Perry embraced a notion that he called the poverty gospel. Somewhere along the way, we all take up this mantel believing that poverty is next to godliness. “I looked at wealth as a spiritual poison,” says Steve.
Can you imagine giving your child a powerful Harley Davidson motorcycle without ever teaching them how to ride a bike? Most parents would never consider such a reckless gift. But gift planning attorney, Jeanne McMains, says this is a perfect metaphor for what she has seen many moms, dads, and grandparents do with their family inheritance.
Eric Blum is the founder of Oak Valley College, a start-up Christian business college that launched in 2016. A lot of people thought that starting a new Christian college was a crazy idea, including NCF California President, Bryan Feller who told Blum, “Honestly, I didn’t think you had a chance, but here you are.”
When he began his journey of generosity 32 years ago, Andy Weigel didn’t have the vocabulary to describe the process that God was taking him through. “All I knew was that I loved Jesus and I wanted to be used by him.”
Evans is part of a Hope Ventures project that trains student entrepreneurs in web coding and development. The students gain highly marketable skills and after the program, they continue to receive online support and mentorship. Several have already received jobs as coders even before they have graduated. Mark explains the significance of this training, “The beauty of this work is that our students are not locked into the Haitian economy. They can find global opportunities to use their skills and yet remain right here.”
It was a Sunday night and Steve Bray was coming down from another wild party weekend. Even though he was only 18, he had been lost in a haze of drugs and drinking for most of his young life. As he faced the prospect of another stone-cold sober Monday morning at his job as an electrical worker, his heart filled with despair. He desperately wanted to change but he didn’t know how. But God did…
When Lance Wood’s lucrative accounting career came screeching to a halt, he quickly lost hope for the life he had so carefully planned. Little did he know that a better hope was exactly what God had in store for him. In 2002, Lance’s life was turned upside down when…