Mission is many things: the gospel shared and preached, the sick comforted, children educated, the hungry fed, injustices named and opposed … Mission is the heartbeat of the Church.
The purpose of the Planned Giving Program is to cultivate and develop gifts to mission. By better informing and educating United Methodist membership, congregations, and communities to current mission giving needs and future giving opportunities, our personal and collective call to mission can be fully answered.
The Planned Giving staff strives to serve donors with integrity, while lending assistance in aligning stewardship goals with personal values and financial programs. Potential donors can see what planned gifts are, how they work and how they can be used to stretch one's giving ability.
A planned gift:
- can be either a current or a deferred gift;
- is the integration of a donor's personal, financial, and estate planning goals;
- makes a charitable gift possible in circumstances that may not have otherwise been possible.
- is being a good steward - giving more effectively, giving more without increasing the cost of the gift, and often giving larger gifts at lower costs.