Striving to be a more effective and prepared servant
From early on in life my desire has been to follow God and serve Him in any capacity that was available to me. My grandparents, who actively involved me in the spiritual life of our family, raised me in a Christian household.
I accepted Christ as my personal savior when I was nine years old. As a teenager I felt a strong, consuming desire to do more with my life, especially as it related to life within the local church. After much prayer and spiritual counseling, I answered the call to preach when I was 16 and delivered my first sermon when I was 17, becoming the fourth generation of pastors/ministers in my family. Eventually, my responsibilities within the local church increased. I have served as Youth Minister, Associate Minister, Assistant Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Senior Pastor in churches in Missouri and Texas.
How to Give in Other Ways
Central’s reach and impact continue to grow. We now have 36 Doctor of Ministry students in Myanmar, over 250 Korean language students at various locations in the US, and over 200 students at our Shawnee campus. God is truly blessing the expansive vision of Central. Along with this expanding impact comes significant responsibility to find new and additional sources of funding.
With the many demands for your support, you, understandably, want to find ways to make the most of your charitable gifts. Fortunately, there are many different ways you can support your favorite ministries. Simply writing a check is what most of us first think of doing, but there may be even better ways to give. Have you ever considered gifting stock, retirement plans, or life insurance? Not only does a gift of this kind help support your favorite ministry, it can also have a larger tax benefit for you.
Read how Margaret Wheat used a gift of stock to fund Central’s continued reach and impact here.
Read about how Rev. Norman and Mrs. Joyce Orr used the IRA Rollover provision to help fund Central’s mission here.
The faculty and staff at Central work hard to be the best stewards of every gift. If you would like to talk about how you could use your property or an IRA charitable rollover, contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement, John Gravley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913.667.5740.