It is estimated that only 8 percent of those with wills or living trusts include a charitable gift. That idea is just not “top of mind” when we are talking about those end-of-life issues. What better time and what better way to pass on our stewardship values to the next generations.
We hope that more people will finish their lives as they lived them, remembering to support the work of Christ’s kingdom and remembering to bless their families. Such giving must be planned while one is able to plan. Making the very best gifts to family and ministry in a planned, intentional way can bring the benefits of lower taxes, assurance of income for family members and joy from knowing you have been generous.
Charitable gift planning involves the spiritual stewardship process of looking at a person’s financial situation with a trained counselor who shares your faith, gives you options and supports you in implementing the plan option that you select.