Funding Future Ministry

Planned gifts made through bequests in wills, through life-income gifts, insurance, retirement accounts, or other types of gifts hold enormous potential for Episcopal communities of faith.

FFM CoverEstablishing 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.

Funding Future Ministry is available now. For just $15 you’ll learn how to start or re-energize your planned giving program. To learn more, you can read the table of contents or a sample chapter.

Online Resources

To assist you with your planned giving efforts there are numerous online resources, including sample communications materials and templates for creating your own materials.

Funding Future Ministry is distributed by Forward Movement and can be ordered online or by calling 800-543-1813. Funding Future Ministry is also available as an e-book for Kindle and Nook.

You can also review ECF’s comprehensive toolkit of printed and online resources, Planned Giving on Demand.