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Marketing resources for ministries

Spreading the word about gift planning, and how it can be a blessing to both families and ministry, is an essential element of any ministry gift planning program. As part of your partnership with the Foundation, we provide brochure templates and other marketing tools to help you engage your members and supporters.  

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Example Christian will preambles

Christian preambles are short statements of faith individuals can add to the beginning of their will. The statements can serve as a reminder to loved ones that our true wealth is the eternal life we will have through our faith in Jesus Christ.

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We're Here to Help

The Foundation offers marketing resources and custom calculators that will help you and your ministry spread the word as to how gift planning is important to your ministry's long-term financial future.






Gift planning calculators

As you consider how gift planning can benefit you, your family, and the congregations and ministries you love, our gift planning calculators can help. Use them to get some initial estimates, including tax benefits, inheritance distributions, income payments (when applicable) and how your gift will benefit ministry.

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And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

A Simple, Straightforward Process

Our straightforward process begins with discussing what’s important to you. Then, with our knowledge and expertise, we'll help you establish goals, take full advantage of tax benefits, and thoughtfully provide for your family and your faith, even after you've left this Earth.

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Everyone is Eligible

Many wonder if they have “enough” to create a gift plan. The answer is always yes. All people possess God’s gifts, and even the humblest gifts can make a positive impact. And regardless of the gifts you wish to share, our counselors will work with you, at no charge. Learn more in our FAQ section..

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Start a Program at Your Ministry

Starting a gift planning program at your ministry can be simple. We partner with dozens of congregations, schools, RSOs and many of the Concordia universities. Each year, these partnerships result millions in future planned gifts to LCMS organizations. If you think your ministry should start a program, we’d love to talk with you.

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Contact Us

How can we help you today? If you're a current donor, account holder or investor with a question, or if you're new to the LCMS Foundation and would like more information, we'd love to hear from you. Please use the "I have a question or comment about" drop-down field below to get your comment to the correct person or department faster.