We’re excited to share resources we’ve prepared in order to help you sow the seeds and prepare the soil for bequest and planned giving conversations within your congregation. Planned giving is a ministry of faith in action and should be an integral part of your church’s life. As clergy and lay leaders of your congregation, you can help parishioners respond in a faithful way as Christian stewards. Establishing a planned giving program for your congregation assists them in making sound financial plans that take into account their own needs and those of their family, while honoring their generosity to your church and their life in Christ.
These planned giving resources are for congregations to use to build your own planned giving program. Also, included are short notes you can insert into your bulletins. Additional resources will be added, so check back regularly throughout the year. Be sure to tailor these to your own context and church culture.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins, Minister for Diocesan Development and Giving, firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-DIOCESE X1031.