By: Tom Bandy
As I write this, it is almost April, and another tax deadline looms. People over 45 are scrambling to get their tax receipts from the church, so they can apply for a deduction. But people under 45 are calculating their tax refund and wondering how a faithful Christian might spend a portion of it on God’s mission.

This means that the growing church is already planning a Christian Financial Planning strategy in May. They are training a handful of faithful and missionally aware leaders to serve as consultants to help busters develop a mission-giving portfolio for the coming year. They will offer a range of “mission investment” choices, and help eager young Christians build a portfolio of giving that fits their interests, passions, and callings.