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Plan Your Legacy of Love

Thank you for your interest in supporting Bethany Christian Services. Whether you are new to the concept of legacy giving and simply need more information, or have already designated Bethany in your Will, we look forward to getting to know you better and what your legacy means - for generations to come.  


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Bethany Christian Services impacts the lives of children and families for Christ. We strive to be good stewards of the lives God has entrusted to us and extend that effort into every area of our lives—financially, relationally, and spiritually. 

Working with the Barnabas Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides no-cost gift planning services to our supporters, we offer help as you seek to make wise financial decisions—based in scripture.

Below you’ll find articles that explain a biblical view of stewardship as well as some additional planning resources. For more information about legacy planning, please contact us at legacyplanning@bethany.org. 


Recent Blog Posts

Step into a "Seismic Shift" of Generosity

Posted by shuizer@bethany.org on Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Did you know that a single DVD of the film Apollo 13 was responsible for the demise of Blockbuster? The concept for what became Netflix came to a gentleman named Reed Hastings when he forcibly paid $4 …

Step into a "Seismic Shift" of Generosity

Posted by shuizer@bethany.org on Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Did you know that a single DVD of the film Apollo 13 was responsible for the …

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God's Promises for Turbulent Times

Posted by shuizer@bethany.org on Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Have you ever flown through a turbulent storm, surrounded by dark clouds and …

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Finding Answers for Life's Toughest Questions

Posted by shuizer@bethany.org on Thursday, December 01, 2016

Through a common real estate practice in France designed to benefit both …

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How to Avoid a Family "Landmine"

Posted by shuizer@bethany.org on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Australian Army began recruiting dogs to track alongside soldiers during …

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give Those You Love

Posted by eporzondek@bethany.org on Friday, September 09, 2016

While children have historically snubbed vegetables, a recent Washington Post article suggested that convincing kids to eat their greens may be easier than ever. After analyzing plate waste data from …

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How to Be an Offering

Posted by eporzondek@bethany.org on Wednesday, August 03, 2016

“Today, I watched a teenage boy help an elderly woman with a cane onto the city …

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Impact Lives Through the Power of Broke

Posted by eporzondek@bethany.org on Wednesday, June 01, 2016

ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank draws in millions of viewers each week. The …

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Uncertainty in Uncertain Times

Posted by eporzondek@bethany.org on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

“Some questions we’ll probably never have answered this side of heaven. Why isn’ …

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How to Say Yes to God’s Call

Posted by clee@bethany.org on Friday, March 04, 2016

How would you complete the following sentence:  “If all obstacles were removed, …

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You Can Be a Conduit of God’s Blessing

Posted by clee@bethany.org on Friday, March 04, 2016

Seen by over three million people in just two days, this viral photo of a …

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Experiencing the “Divine” in the Daily 

Posted by curen on Thursday, January 21, 2016

In his book Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other, Scott Simon host of NPR's Weekend Edition states “Adoption is a miracle. I don't mean just that it's amazing, terrific, and a wonderful thing to do. I …

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3 Life Changes that will Impact Eternity

Posted by clee@bethany.org on Thursday, October 22, 2015

One technology company—determined to give Apple® a run for its money—took out a …

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How to Simplify Your Life

Posted by curen on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In his book Simplify, Bill Hybels asks, “What would my schedule look like if God were in charge of it?” Perhaps your answer includes more quality time with those you love, less stress or less media. …

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Greatness Hidden in Plain Sight

Posted by curen on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

When Victor Serebriakoff was 15, his teacher told him he would never finish school and should learn a trade instead. Victor took the advice, dropped out, and spent the next 17 years working a variety …

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The Power of Choice

Posted by curen on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Life is full of choices, and the ones we make today directly affect the larger story of our lives…including how we spend our money. Exercising Biblical stewardship is acknowledging that everything we …

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Bridging the Communication Gap

Posted by curen on Friday, May 15, 2015

The young daughter of a pastor noticed her dad always took a moment to bow his head silently before preaching. One day she asked, “Daddy, why do you bow your head before you preach?” “Well, I like to …

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Tap Into Your Potential

Posted by bklein-horsman on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Think for a moment about what happens after an acorn is planted in the ground. At first glance you’d never think something so small could grow to become such a strong, majestic oak tree. This is a …

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Top 5 Reasons to Have a Will

Posted by bklein-horsman on Sunday, February 08, 2015

Everyone knows it’s good to have an up-to-date Will, right? You may be surprised to learn that a whopping 70 percent of Americans don’t have one. That number represents millions of families who will …

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Put Your Best Face Forward

Posted by bklein-horsman on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Families come in all shapes and sizes, as one mother shared recently: “Dear Ann Landers: It happened again today. My two sons and I were in a shopping mall, and a total stranger felt the need to …

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Creating a Solid Foundation

Posted by bklein-horsman on Friday, November 07, 2014

What do Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney and Winston Churchill all have in common? You may be surprised to know that each of these men were said …

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Getting All The Facts Straight

Posted by curen on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In a small town, the volunteer fire department’s telephone was answered by the police station who would in turn sound the fire whistle to rally the volunteers to duty. One morning, the chief of …

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All Eyes on Deck

Posted by bklein-horsman on Monday, September 08, 2014

A young naval officer’s first task was to safely steer a ship away from a wharf for a voyage. He carefully went through the proper procedures; confident he hadn’t forgotten a single thing. As the …

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Lessons From A Church Breakfast

Posted by bklein-horsman on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A pig and a chicken were walking down the road. They came upon a church sign which was advertising a fellowship breakfast that weekend: “Ham and eggs will be served from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.” The …

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A Slight Misunderstanding

Posted by bklein-horsman on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A man is driving down a country road when he spots a farmer standing in the middle of a field. He pulls over and notices that the farmer is just standing there, staring blankly. The man gets out of …

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Look Before You Leap

Posted by bklein-horsman on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A minister, a Boy Scout, and a computer expert were the only passengers on a small plane. The pilot walked to the cabin and explained that they were going down - with only three parachutes for four …

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God’s Design for a Fruitful Life

Posted by bklein-horsman on Sunday, May 11, 2014

In his book Acts 29, Dr. Terry Teykl recounts how the mayor of a small town was driving through the city square when he noticed two city workers doing something rather unusual. Along one side of the …

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Reaching Your Intended Destination

Posted by bklein-horsman on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Why do they call it rush hour when no one is moving?” a comedian once asked. None of us like being stuck in traffic. When we’re forced to wait in line, bumper-to-bumper with lots of other cars, we …

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Passing Your Values to the Next Generation

Posted by bklein-horsman on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

If you’ve ever shopped in a Target store, you may have noticed the displays in the check-out lanes and at the customer service desk highlighting their commitment to philanthropy in the community. In …

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6 Planning Points for Christian Families

Posted by bklein-horsman on Friday, June 01, 2012

In his book Living in the Light of Eternity, author K.P. Yohannan asks readers to consider what will matter one hundred years from now. For Christians, one very practical response to that question is …

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5 Biggest Losers of the Bible

Posted by bklein-horsman on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NN founder Ted Turner once quipped “Christianity is for losers.” Although intended to be a derogatory remark, his comment was actually theologically correct! The pages of the Bible are filled with …

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Because That's How Grandma Always Did It!

Posted by bklein-horsman on Monday, April 09, 2012

Sarah's mom was getting ready to place the Thanksgiving turkey in the oven when Sarah asked her, “Mommy, why do you cut the end of the turkey legs off before you put it in the oven?” Sarah's mom …

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