Since childhood Jeff Anderson has displayed a unique blend of behaviors: he is both conservative yet aggressive, cautious but a risk-taker.
As a trained accountant fresh out of college, Jeff admits he found himself daydreaming about being a professional blackjack player. (Key word: “daydream”)
That explains how after a five-year career as a CPA with a big-six accounting firm, he left to become a full time stock daytrader. For the next five years he spent his days staring at computer monitors, skipping bathroom breaks, and riding the roller coaster of market highs and lows.
Contrary to what these career shifts may suggest, there was something much deeper going on in his heart. For years Jeff reflected heavily on spiritual matters of giving, and of God’s perspective on our lives.
Through careful study of God’s Word, his growing passion in this area led to another radical career shift. In 2003, Jeff joined Crown Financial Ministries, eventually serving as Vice President of Generosity Initiatives.
After many years there, he went on to establish Acceptable Gift.
Jeff simply has a gift for seeing "ordinary" scriptural truths in fresh new ways, and challenging people to expect more from their journey with God. He combines solid biblical research with application to our everyday lives.
Jeff is married to Stephanie and has four children: Austin, Cade, Gunnar and Autumn.
From Jeff’s book, Plastic Donuts:
I was 25 years old when I first heard about “biblical financial stewardship”. I learned that we should spend less than we earn, avoid debt, and give 10% to the church. But there was a problem.
I had lived these principles since childhood. Still something was missing. I had a growing sense of financial peace in my life. But spiritual peace about my giving was lacking.
There must be more to Christian stewardship than just having finances in order and a clean tithing record. It sparked a hunger in me to understand how God views giving, and how my giving might actually get His attention.
What you’ll see about an Acceptable Gift can bring breakthroughs in clarity on this subject. You will feel the weight being lifted from your shoulders. You’ll be challenged by what you see.
But most of all, you’ll be amazed at how much your perspective on giving will change.
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I’ve known, and worked with, Jeff Anderson for nearly 10 years. He has lived his message which is solidly biblical, and helps people see their giving in a new light. The Acceptable Gift brings leaders and those they serve, on the same page and connected to God in their generosity.
Howard Dayton, Founder, Compass-finances God’s way
Jeff is a man who walks his talk. God is using him to deliver a compelling message of generosity to this generation. Every time I am with him I am challenged and encouraged to live more generously.
Todd Harper, President, Generous Giving
The church today desperately needs a fresh voice on the true meaning of biblical stewardship and Jeff Anderson is providing it! With an authentic life-message, Jeff speaks with powerful encouragement into the lives of individuals and entire congregations. He spoke into mine at a critical juncture and I am eternally grateful.
Hess Hester, Senior Pastor, Southern Hills Baptist Church
Jeff Anderson is a longtime friend. He is highly qualified to share the principles and practicesof generosity with others because he personally lives them. Want to become more generous? Learn how from Acceptable Gift.
Chuck Bentley, CEO, Crown Financial Ministries
There are very few people that I’ve worked with that I feel like I can see the hand of God working through. It’s like their connected to God’s vision in a very intimate way. Jeff is one of these people.
Patrick Johnson, Chief Architect, GenerousChurch