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God has called Every Generation Ministries (EGM) to develop national ministry teams in 38 countries where over 75% of the world’s children live. National ministry teams provide innovative leadership development training programs and culturally-relevant Bible teaching resources to children’s workers serving in local churches, so that children will experience transformation in Christ through His Church.

Foundational Principles

All program and resource content is built from the five qualities found in Deuteronomy 6:5-9, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

  • Relationship (Deuteronomy 6:5-6)

    As children’s workers love God; that...

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The 2017 edition of the WaterStone Giving Academy, which convened August 16-18, was an enormous blessing to the 67 attendees, as well as the WaterStone team. This year’s Giving Academy proved once again that while each of us comes with a business card that gives us a specific identity - nonprofit executive, financial professional, business leader - we all wear multiple hats as members of the community of faith and giving.

Most of us also devote time and talents to support ministries and churches through volunteer work and by serving as board members. Go one step deeper and we discover that all of us are givers who financially support a host of causes.

The 2017 WaterStone Giving Academy went beyond the technical aspects of charitable giving strategies. WaterStone's gift planning team led by John Mulder and Stacy Westover, broke down specific case studies that highlighted the economic benefits of incorporating charitable giving strategies into business succession and retirement planning.

Attendees also benefitted from the presentations of two dedicated wealth...

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As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma deluge the people of Texas and Florida, members and friends of the C12 community want to help. To that end, C12 has partnered with WaterStone, a Christian public foundation and 501(c) 3, to create the C12 Disaster Relief Fund. The C12 Disaster Relief Fund has been established to receive tax-deductible contributions and make grants to nonprofit organizations that can make an immediate difference in the areas impacted by these devastating storms. The fund’s official statement of purpose is: To provide financial support to organizations serving those affected by devastating storms and natural disasters.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the C12 Disaster Relief Fund, mail a check to:

WaterStone, 10807 New Allegiance Drive, Suite 240, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

To donate via credit card or electronic check, click here: ...

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Highlights discussed in this episode of The WaterStone Channel include:

  • An example of a couple who established a legacy of giving from their medical software billing company.
  • Prayerfully seeking the Lord in giving.
  • Being motivated to give, not motivated to accumulate money.
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The following introduction to Will Stevens' sermon was taken out of Preaching Today's May 8, 2017 email newsletter.

Will Stevens, WaterStone’s Chief Generosity Officer, demonstrates one way and one text for preaching on giving from the Old Testament. Check out this "Invitation to Give" based on the encounter of Elijah with the widow of Zarephath in 1 Kings.

As Will says, "Giving is not just about the 'how much,' but about the 'why.'" This sermon fleshes out that sentence.

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After receiving a cancer diagnosis, the most important, urgent question to ask is, "What’s next?" SURVIVEiT® provides the answer.

SURVIVEiT® is the world's first and only nonprofit, cancer care rating resource. Developed by survivors for cancer patients, SURVIVEiT® provides anyone affected by cancer with immediate access to the combined knowledge and experience of a global community of survivors, doctors and allies.

At SURVIVEiT®, anyone affected by cancer has access to:

  • Survivor-reviewed listings of the best-rated cancer centers for every tumor type.
  • Resource library curated by long-term survivors, doctors and experts.
  • Online community to connect with survivors of every cancer type.
  • Faith resources to help remove fears and nourish souls.

Cancer Isn’t the Enemy

With cancer, fear is enemy number one. SURVIVEiT® believes that the best way to remove fear is to strengthen faith. SURVIVEiT® commits to support everyone with the very best in faith-based resources.

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In today's episode, Will and Jennifer discuss:

  • The success of WaterStone's Charity Advised Fund client, Save the Storks
  • How the Save the Storks giver accomplished his goals by utilizing a WaterStone Giving Fund
  • The benefits of this relationship:

    Save the Storks wins! - The giver wins! - The Kingdom wins!

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Join us at the WaterStone Giving Academy and discover the benefits of a variety of charitable giving tools that yield more resources to Kingdom-building initiatives.

  • WaterStone Giving Academy
  • August 16-18, 2017
  • Drury Inn & Suites | Colorado Springs, CO

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Professional advisors, CPAs, estate planning attorneys, church and nonprofit leaders, board members, business owners, entrepreneurs and Kingdom-minded givers are invited to attend as WaterStone shares advanced giving strategies.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

- Expand your technical knowledge of advanced giving strategies.

- Build relationships with Christian peers.

- Be refreshed and equipped to inspire others to give back to the Lord all He has entrusted.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Visit: http://connect.waterstone.org/2017-giving-academy

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Based in Dallas, EvanTell empowers Christians worldwide to share their faith through training, outreaches, tools, and resources that present the gospel in a clear, biblically accurate, and encouraging way.

In April, EvanTell celebrated its 44th birthday! Over the years, God has grown this ministry into an international organization with evangelism resources in 60+ languages and ministry partners in more than 15 countries. On average EvanTell reaches over five people every minute with the gospel! This is accomplished by equipping individuals, churches, academic institutions, pregnancy resource centers, mission organizations, and ministries to confidently and clearly share their faith through in-person and online training as well as print and digital resources.

Stories of Hope

God works through individuals and EvanTell’s resources to spread the gospel in various ways. Here are a few examples:

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WaterStone was honored to be part of the 2017 Moody Pastors Conference, May 22-25, 2017.

Over 1,000 pastors gathered as church and ministry leaders offered up a heaping of encouragement through biblical preaching, corporate worship, peer connections, and a relaxing atmosphere on Moody Bible Institute's Chicago Campus.

WaterStones’ Chief Generosity Officer, Will Stevens, conducted a workshop for pastors entitled, “God's Givers: Inspire Giving in Your Church.”

In this session, Will shared an overview of the principles of biblical giving. The lesson began by walking through the story of Noah and his construction of the altar in Genesis 8. Will noted how Noah’s first act in the New Creation after disembarking from the ark was an act of worship and giving. Noah demonstrated his faith by putting first things first. He built the first altar recorded in the Bible, and turned his attention and the attention of his family toward the Lord. Together, they offered up gifts that expressed their gratitude and thanksgiving for their...

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