Give Smart

“Man, who appointed me as judge between you?”

That’s an interesting question coming from Jesus, the Savior of the world, who will one day judge all of mankind. What brought this terse response from Jesus was a request that He insert Himself into an argument over an inheritance between two brothers. Jesus addressed this dispute by telling the story of the rich fool who had so much wealth he didn’t know what to do. So he enacted a plan to build bigger barns to store all of his wealth, take it easy and live on the accumulation. We know how that story ends ... not well.

In contrast, Jesus often spoke of building the kingdom of God and how this approach to material wealth would pay dividends forever!​

One of the great blessings of being the Young Life Foundation’s executive director is working with so many people doing all they can to leverage their worldly wealth into God’s kingdom. Our number one objective at the Young Life Foundation is to help you along this journey. With this in mind, we’ve created a series of communications pieces focused on how you may arrange your financial opportunities to help accomplish your personal goals AND build the kingdom.

We call this communications series “Give Smart” and it’s designed to help communicate complex strategies with simple, easy-to-understand language and illustrations. The series tackles a variety of subjects like “how to handle the sale of major assets” and “gifts that create income streams” to “end-of-life giving.”

On the back cover of this edition of Relationships you’ll see an ad promoting this series. If you’d like to receive any of these articles, simply clip off the back panel, indicate which articles you wish to receive, mail back to us and we’ll send them your way. We won’t send mass mailings or stuff your mailbox / inbox with things you don’t want, so we invite you to let us know which of these you wish to receive.

It’s our privilege to serve you!