End of Life Stewardship

End-of-Life Stewardship applies the spiritual concept of “stewardship” to the concept of “legacy gift planning.”   It becomes a practical way to live out our faith. Gifts to Lutheran ministry as a result of end-of-life stewardship leave a financial gift to God’s work on earth throughout the church. The financial gift becomes part of the legacy the donor leaves behind upon death.

Last Will and Testament along with Estate Plans that make Lutheran ministry the beneficiary of resources invest in our faith heritage future. Even a small gift can be maximized when the multiplying principle of investment is applied. The goals of these funds to benefit the mission of the church are in contrast to secular end-of-life plans that have no focus on church mission.

Secular end-of-life plans in general are important and significant to any individual’s goals. They will help to direct legal entities concerning the distribution of funds that remain after death. Good plans streamline the legal process of fund transfer. The best plans match the goals and values of the individual with legal and appropriate documents.

However, the church in addition to the donor’s family is blessed immeasurably when plans effectively satisfy legal requirements, efficiently distribute funds, and include a gift that benefits ministry too!

There is no charge or obligation to see if your own goals can be met in a plan that benefits your desires for family and the ministry. Contact the gift planner for the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod and ask for free counsel/advice before you meet with an attorney. Planning is an important step necessary to be efficient and effective when you meet with legal representation. Contact the gift planner at this email address for a private no obligation consultation:   lcjohnson@lfsw.org