Our churches, schools, and ministries are a source of countless blessings, nurturing our faith in Christ until the Lord calls us home. Planned giving helps ensure that those ministries will be there for future generations of believers.
In 2021, the Kansas District launched a new partnership with the LCMS Foundation to offer planned giving services to assist LCMS Kansans interested in managing their assets for the good of their families and other beneficiaries, including the Church.
Our Lord has certainly been generous with us. At the end of the first quarter of 2021, Americans age 70+ had a net worth of nearly 35 trillion (Wall Street Journal). Planned giving is a perfect opportunity to use God’s blessings for good.
The first step is to learn more about planned giving. Two Kansas District staff members—LCEF DVP Jeffrey Maltz and Business Manager Heather Williams—are trained planned giving advocates who would be happy to give a presentation to your congregation.
Our advocates will encourage planned giving and address its role in the practice of good whole life stewardship. If individuals are interested in pursuing planned giving, our district advocates will connect them with a staff member of the LCMS Foundation, who can help them set up a Lifetime Plan for Giving.
Working with the LCMS Foundation
LCMS Foundation counselors help individuals consider how they’d like to bless their family and inheritors, limit their tax liability, and provide for the work of the Church. Individuals who have been faithfully giving to a congregation and would like to continue to support that congregation in the future have many options, including IRA charitable rollovers and Donor-Advised Funds.
“We’re excited to bring this wonderful resource to the members of the Kansas District. Through this partnership with the LCMS Foundation, Kansas District Lutherans can explore the abundant and enlightening ways they can support their families, congregations and favorite ministries now and after the Lord calls them home.”