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Cause Champions: Prison Ministry

4 days ago By The Signatry

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } In what ways would you like to see the world look different? Answering this question is a great first step to identifying the causes you want to support with your charitable giving. Every person has experiences, relationships, and gifts from God that inform the causes they champion. Meredith felt a strong call to enact Jesus’s words in Matthew 25 in his own life—specifically, to live out Christ’s call to visit those in prison. Jeff’s father was a prosecutor who came to believe that the prison system was not a place for change or for hope. Jeff wondered if anything could be done. These two men pursued prison ministry opportunities for different reasons, but they both came to support and serve with Men of Valor, a nonprofit organization in Nashville. The ministry supports individuals while they are in prison as well as when they return home, in everything from work training to spiritual development to restoring relationships with their families. Meredith and Jeff shared with us the joy they have found in serving the men in these programs. As Meredith says, “It’s been a great experience to see God redeeming men who the world has told, ‘You’re no good.’” What experiences and relationships have shaped how you think about the world? What problems weigh on your heart again and again? These could be indicators for how you can become a cause champion.

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Choosing Charities: Six Questions Before You Give

5 months ago By The Signatry

As a donor, you want your generosity to have an impact. You may have a special cause that you are passionate about or see a unique need and an opportunity to make a difference in the moment. When it comes to giving your time, talents, or treasures, you want to know you are supporting an organization or movement that is effective, efficient, and eternal-minded. In this article, we will cover some of the technical requirements that donors should consider when choosing a charity, as well as key questions to ask when vetting an organization’s capability to achieve its mission with your support.

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