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Zoom with Paul Bains

Pastor Paul Bains is the co-founder and President of Project WeHOPE, a ministry focused on helping marginalized individuals and families. WeHOPE employs close to 100 people through through their shelters, emergency food, and job training programs. Bryan Feller and Elbert Paul dig into what drives Pastor Bains as he continues to find ways to combat homelessness, minister to the poor, and show God’s love to first responders and law enforcement.

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Mark Leonard

Lance Wood is the newest addition to the NCF California team. Lance and co-author, Jenn Tarbell recently published a new book on micro-finance strategies in the developing world. As a CPA, Lance has done significant work to calculate the precise cost that it takes to lift a child – and …

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Bryan Feller

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.

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Mark Leonard

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.

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Mark Leonard

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.

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Mark Leonard

en, do you need to recharge your mental and spiritual batteries? We probably all do. Tom Smith has put together an experience to help you get away from the grind of your computer, schedule, and cell phone. The Men’s Life Renewal Adventure is designed to help you get out into …

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Bryan Feller

ffectively lifting communities out of poverty begins with equipping people. Mark Goesser has created a movement of professional coaches that train people living in impoverished communities with the skills and confidence they need to create a sustainable income for themselves and their families. Goesser is the CEO of Hope Venture, …

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Bryan Feller

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.”

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Mark Leonard