By Chris Kelly
Exec. VP/General Counsel, Tennessee Baptist Foundation
At this time of year, you are probably consumed with visions of sugar plums or trying to find a bath robe suitable for a shepherd in this year’s Christmas play, but in just a couple short weeks, year 2015 will be in the books and so will the opportunity to make tax deductible gifts for this year. Though it’s definitely more fun to enjoy all that the Christmas season brings, it is worth taking a few minutes between bites of fruitcake to consider the following ideas for your year-end contributions to your church, association, or other Baptist cause.
(1) Consider a special offering to your church. It is the time of year for giving. What better organization to include on your list than your church? There may be a specially-designated fund at your church that could use a little extra this time of year, and if not, there is always the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. It is a great way to honor the local work of your church in making a Kingdom impact. [Read more…]