Visionary Giving

Have you ever considered giving appreciated, non-cash assets - such as real estate, business interest, or stocks - to support the ministries you love most?  It's a powerful and creative way you can experience expanded giving capacity and tax savings.

Expanded Giving Capacity

  Accelerate your generosity by giving from wealth tied up in your business or other non-cash assets, rather than ordinary income.

Tax Savings

Enjoy a potentially significant reduction in capital gains taxes, and receive a greater potential income tax reduction.

Life Insurance

A life insurance policy also can allow you to leave a legacy-not just for the people you love but for the church and ministries that are important to you.  Your gift goes directly to the church even if you live a long life.  Permanent life insurance policies stay in force throughout your life as long as you continue to pay
the premiums.

Retained Life Interests

A Retained Life Interest is a gift to your church of a personal residence or farm.  You retain the ownership and right to live in it for the rest of your life and upon your death the church is deeded the property.  This allows the church to sell the property and use the proceeds for ministry growth.


Bequests are gifts that are made as part of a will or trust.  A bequest can be to a person, church trust or foundation.  Anyone can make a bequest-in any amount-to an individual or church .  Leave a legacy that builds the Kingdom by allowing the church to be a beneficiary in your bequest.

Other Creative Options

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds are like a simple, private foundation that can be funded with cash or non cash assets. You receive a tax deducation when you fund it, and the money grows within the fund.

Then you can make grants from the fund to the church or any qualified charity at your discretion.  These gifts can be made anonymously if you choose.  Donor Advised Funds are also a great way to share your values with your heirs as you teach them about charitable giving.

*For help on how to make any of the above types of gifts, contact your financial advisor.