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Creating a Legacy for your Church's Future
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Council on Development and Maumee Watershed District
Does your church have a legacy-building plan designed to equip your future ministry? Join us for a seminar dedicated to helping you understand why the development of a proactive planned giving program is essential to your future. With an anticipated 42 trillion dollars of wealth to be transferred in the next couple of decades, a strategic approach to planned legacy giving is vital. 
 
The church can benefit from legacy planning but requires an intentional strategy to benefit from this transfer of wealth. Breakout sessions will address different church needs.Some churches simply need to encourage members to have a will while others have sizable endowments and require assistance to manage these funds to advance mission without impairing the faith generosity of their members. Every local church, regardless of their current program, will benefit from the day.
 
What are the three sources of contributions from your members?  One is their annual giving from income.  A second comes from their assets for capital campaigns.  And of course there is the potential of estate gifts.  Does your church have a Legacy building plan designed to equip your future ministry through these estate gifts? The Council on Development of the West Ohio Conference and The Ohio River Valley are Co-Sponsoring a Planned Giving Seminar on Saturday, August 26, 2017.  The host church is the McClure United Methodist Church, McClure, OH. 
 

Key note speakers will focus on the themes “Understanding Pockets of Giving for Legacy Strategies” by Dr. Craig Miller and “Creating a Legacy Vision for Advancing the Mission” by Rev. George Cooper.  This is a day dedicated to helping you, the local church, in understanding why the development of a pro-active planned giving program is essential to your future.

With an anticipated 42 trillion dollars of wealth to be transferred in the next couple of decades, a strategic approach to planned legacy giving is vital.  Giving USA has reported for several years in a row that the church is the number one recipient of annual giving but drops to number five in estate giving.  What is the primary reason cite for this discrepancy?  The church does not ask!

Non-profits are intentionally encouraging their supporters to remember the organization in their estate planning.  The church can benefit from legacy planning as well, but requires an intentional strategy to benefit from this transfer of wealth.  Recognizably different churches are in a wide spectrum of experience with their planned giving programs thus the Seminar will provide breakout sessions to address different church needs.

Some churches simply need to encourage members to have a will while others have sizable endowments and require assistance to manage these funds to advance mission without impairing the faith generosity of their members. Every local church, regardless of their current program can benefit from investing the day with the speakers and topics offered.