Legacy gifts often require more planning than weekly tithes and offerings and generally come from savings or accumulated resources. They often have special tax benefits and support ministry that is forward-thinking.
The most common types of legacy gift comes to the church when a person dies: money left in a will, a gift of life insurance or a charitable gift annuity. However, a planned gift can also be given when a person is alive. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and property can all be used to support ministry into the future.
Planned gifts can allow a church to go ahead with a ministry or special project that they wouldn’t otherwise have been able to do and the legacy may be felt for generations to come.
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