Creating a Legacy for Your Church's Future
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
West Ohio Conference Council on Development


This event has been canceled.

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 is Sponsoring a Planned Giving Seminar on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

One of the key note speakers, Rev. George Cooper  will on the theme “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.

Location Name: 
Grove City United Methodist Church
Joy Perry