We Fight For Real Heroes. Like You.
Real heroes don’t wear capes or leap tall buildings. They put others before themselves. They feed the hungry. House the homeless. Spread the word of God to every corner of the earth. You may not FEEL like a hero. But when you give to ministry, that’s exactly what you are.
Baptist ministries are doing God’s work. But they can’t do it without your generous gift. At WatersEdge, our advisors work tirelessly to maximize the impact of your donation. Our legal and financial strategies put more of your money to work for God. We help you grow the Kingdom and bless the less fortunate. Because that’s what real heroes do.
It was a bold idea, a number so big it seemed impossible — $25 million to Kingdom-impacting ministries annually by the year 2025. That’s our vision. We call it “25 by 25,” and thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals and families like yours, we’re on pace to make 25×25 a reality. Together, we’ve exceeded goals every year since 2013, distributing millions to a myriad of Christian causes along the way. Your giving impacts lives on earth and in eternity. Won’t you join us?
2019 Annual Impact Report
The Foundation serves donors by inspiring generosity and multiplying gifts that strengthen ministry. Our vision is to distribute $25 million to ministry annually by the year 2025. We call it “25×25” (25 by 25). In 2019, the Foundation distributed a total of $29.9 million, exceeding our $19.7 million benchmark. Of this $29.9 million, $13.1 million was directed to more
than 300 charitable beneficiaries through
the Foundation’s Endowment Distribution.
Planned giving allows generous individuals like you to impact the ministries you care about, grow God’s Kingdom and provide practical help to those in need. In 2019, your planned gifts impacted thousands of lives.
Online tools, legal fee reimbursement and personal guidance make the Foundation’s estate planning experience unique. Each year, we help hundreds of individuals and families protect loved ones, safeguard their assets and leave legacy gifts that support Kingdom causes.
WatersEdge manages more than 272 Demand & Term Investment accounts totaling $59 million. These short- and long-term investment options are designed to multiply ministry resources and maximize Kingdom impact.
In 2019, WatersEdge made 44 loans ranging from $5,000 to $6.3 million to Southern Baptist organizations across
the country. WatersEdge collected $4.8 million in interest from these loans. The vast majority of this interest was returned to ministries throughout Oklahoma and across the nation.
Launched in mid-2019, WatersEdge provides churches with affordable bookkeeping, payroll and contribution tracking services that are designed to relieve the burden of managing ministry finances, allowing pastors and church staff to devote more time, energy and resources to advancing the Gospel.
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Balancing the Burden
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