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Using the documents below, you can design an entire Sunday morning service on generosity and stewardship, as well as provide informational resources to your congregation about how they can use planned and deferred giving with the Foundation to bless the work of the Lord.
Through your church's Legacy Sunday, you can teach your congregation about how they can give in creative ways to support your church's ministry and mission. The Foundation is available to partner with churches to help donors give both monetary and non-monetary gifts in creative ways such as charitable gift annuities, personal giving funds, trusts, endowments, bequests, and more.
You can promote and plan for Legacy Ministry Sunday using the resources provided below.
Planning the Service
Use these materials to plan your Legacy Ministry Sunday service:
The sermon outline can be customized with stories of your own, or you can use examples from the document "Stories of Faithfulness."
On the Sunday before Legacy Ministry Sunday, you may want to pass out copies of the seven-day devotional or place a link to this document on your web site. The video is for streaming, but if you prefer a DVD copy, contact the Foundation office at 913-577-2983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promoting the Date
See the document "How to Plan and Promote Legacy Ministry Sunday" for tips on how to use these resources.
Foundation representatives are available to speak with anyone in your church who wants to learn more about planned and deferred giving. Contact us at (913) 577-2983 or by filling out this form.