How to Increase Income in a Revitalization: A Three-Part Series – Part 2: The Stewardship of Planned Giving

Episode #244
April 7, 2022
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One of the most common questions we get in church revitalization is: “How can we get extra funding to help our church? In this three-part series, Kevin and Thom look at three ways to get extra income that are not often utilized by churches. In part 2, they examine the idea of planned giving in the church.

1. Our definition of planned giving: from a church member’s estate.

2. Most churches don’t broach this subject.

3. It can be a life insurance policy.

4. It does not have to exclude the family of the deceased.

5. It becomes a part of the legacy of the church member.

6. Recommend reading: Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate by J. Clif Christopher




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