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  • What is a Charitable Gift Annuity

    Do you worry every so often about your financial future? Do you occasionally wonder how best to ensure financial freedom in your life? A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) may be the best answer to this question. With a CGA from Church Extension Plan (CEP), you can receive fixed payments throughout your lifetime.

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  • The Value of Legacy

    It can be unsettling to think about how your loved ones will carry on without you. In fact, since so many Americans have successfully eluded the topic, scarcely a third of us have a legal will in place—often leaving the distribution of our assets to the government as a result.

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  • The Test of Time

    Sherry Jefferson, CEP Customer Service Representative, 24 years By the time Sherry Jefferson joined CEP’s staff, she had a wealth of work experience. But in her own words, “Not one of them had the quality of really caring for people the way CEP does. You not only talk to the customer, but you can pray […]

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  • The Good Shepherd

    It all started at 1031 Dolores Street in Bakersfield, California. The year was 1965, and five young families crowded together in the kitchen of a two-bedroom home to learn about topics such as grammar, spelling, and Scripture. “Now you can imagine in a two-bedroom house just how big the kitchen is,” says the home-owner Ben […]

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  • Proverbs and Piggy Banks

    When it comes to educating our children, especially in regards to money practices, every parent knows there is no single handbook with all the answers. Today, there are hundreds of tools and teachings with specific, creative ideas about what and how we should train our kids concerning money management. However, as believers, our ultimate guide […]

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  • Pastoring a Community

    Twenty-one-year-old Monty Sears sat in the parking lot of Oroville First Assembly of God late one Saturday evening. He hurled another beer bottle to the ground and watched the shards scatter, racing across the asphalt. Thirty-four years later, Pastor Monty Sears roams through the parking lot of Christian Faith Center in Nampa, Idaho, gathering the […]

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  • Investments for Kids

    Every parent and grandparent wants to see their child have the best possible start in life and hopes for a bright future. Fortunately, there are actions we can take now to help make that bright future a reality.

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  • How to Manage Investment Risk

    You may be asking the question, “How do I determine the difference between an okay and a foolish investment risk?” While there is no established set of steps for the perfect investment strategy, there are many ways to ensure you assume an adequate degree of risk. Here are five strategies you can apply to help […]

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  • Follow My Voice

    Pastor Dave and Patty Baker spent nearly 17 years with their church in Marysville, California. They’d married and begun their ministry together at this church. For each of their three children, this church home was their first. And up until the close of 1999, they’d planned to never leave.“The Lord put it in our hearts […]

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