Joyful Giving: Stories of Sharing Hope and Love
IOWA CHRISTIAN
GENEROSITY COUNCIL
INSPIRE • EDUCATE • MOTIVATE
Dedicated to empowering Christian nonprofits and individuals through an array of programs and services, ICGC endeavors to inspire, educate, and motivate biblical generosity. Our overarching vision is to advance the Kingdom of God, fostering unity among our members through prayer and serving together as one body in Christ.
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JOYFUL GIVING STORIES
On September 12, 2023, guests attending our annual Ignite Your Legacy forum were given an opportunity to embrace the joy of giving. Each of them received $20 to give away.
  • ROADSIDE BLESSING
    I was able to bless a man along the road who was down and out. When I gave him the $20 bill, he said “God bless you,” and I said the same. This act has already given me joy in the Lord. Thank you for the $20 to give away! The evening was a tremendous blessing! I will continue this generosity practice moving forward. ~ Steve
  • ALWAYS READY TO GIVE
    What a lovely idea!! I gave my $20 to a single mom at work!! She is always ready to give to someone else. So…I gave it to her so that she could treat her daughter! ~ Melissa
  • A CARING CUP OF COFFEE
    Sent my $20 to a gal who is going through a hard time right now and who happens to love Starbucks coffee. I sent the gift anonymously. I feel so much “joy” right now.

    There surely is joy in giving. I so enjoyed the ICGC banquet! Will not soon forget all I learned there. ~Lorraine
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OUR MISSION
ICGC is a membership organization, formed to support Christian nonprofits and individuals, through programs and services that inspire, educate and motivate biblical generosity.

It is our Vision that the Kingdom of God is advanced through our members; inspired by prayer, and serving together as one body in Christ.
"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25

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Dan Herod

Wednesday, May 12 
(12:00 - 1:00 PM)
Overcoming It All
Dan Herod is a husband, father, friend, communicator and author. He and his family are no strangers to adversity. After enduring two consecutive miscarriages, they encountered an unimaginable tragedy when their 13-month-old daughter passed away from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Since that fateful day, Dan and his family have found the key to living an incredibly abundant life in the midst of overwhelmingly heartbreaking circumstances.

Dan lives to encourage everyone to live the best life possible. For over 15 years he has been speaking to groups of all ages and sizes. Dan tells humorous stories and shares compelling experiences in each and every talk he gives. It is his joy to share what he has discovered in the most difficult season of his life.

Since 2010, Dan has served as the Youth Alive Director for Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. Youth Alive is an organization committed to helping students live the best life possible. He loves to spend time with his family and finds immense joy serving as a volunteer fire department in his community. Dan and his family reside in central Wisconsin where the summers are ever so beautifully breathtaking, and the winters are so cold they take your breath away.
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Dallas Steward

Thursday, May 13 
(11:45 - 1:00 PM)
Assistant Coach at Michigan Tech
Dallas Steward enters his fourth season as an assistant coach at Michigan Tech in 2020-21. During his first season, Steward and the Huskies went to the NCAA Tournament after winning the WCHA Championship Game. Tech finished 22-17-5 overall and was ranked No. 16 in the final USCHO poll. Four players have signed NHL contracts in his first two seasons at Michigan Tech.

Steward was an Associate Head Coach with the Chicago Steel of the USHL for two seasons from 2015-17. The 2016-17 team went 38-17-2 in the regular season, defeated Youngstown and Dubuque in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and won the USHL Championship with an overtime win over Sioux City in Game 5 of the Clark Cup.

Steward started his coaching career with the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) as an assistant coach and scouting director from 2011-15. He helped lead the team to three consecutive playoff berths and a Clark Cup title in 2014-15.

Steward played 138 games over four years at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2000-04. He scored 27 goals and added 32 assists as a forward, was an assistant captain as a senior, and a three-time WCHA All-Academic selection. Steward went on to play six years of professional hockey in both the CHL and ECHL from 2004-10.

Prior to college, Steward played three seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers, winning the Clark Cup in 2000. He amassed a total of 74 points over three seasons with the Gamblers, including 18 goals and 27 assists in their championship season.
The Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin native has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communication from UAA. He and his wife Janet have two daughters, Jade and Blake.

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A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Proverbs 11:25
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