Establishing and maintaining an active planned giving program is a vital ministry that offers church members the opportunity to make a final testament about the importance of their Christian faith, and can help ensure resources will be available in the future to do the important work of the Church.
Yet many are daunted by both the technical aspects of planned giving, as well as the prospect of discussing end of life issues with members.
This comprehensive manual from ECF ensures that clergy and lay leaders know the most effective ways to encourage legacy gifts, all set in a theological framework. Whether you're a small mission or a large cathedral, we'll show you five sample programs to help any congregation start or enhance a planned giving program. Funding Future Ministry also connects the endowment endeavors of your parish with planned giving, and explains how to best set up a legacy society.
To assist you with your planned giving efforts there are numerous online resources, including sample communications materials and templates for creating your own materials.
You can also review ECF’s comprehensive toolkit of printed and online resources, Planned Giving on Demand.