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LOL Legacy Members: Building the future one gift at a time

Mission Statement
To ensure the long-term viability of our church through legacy giving in order to build missions and ministries beyond our lifetimes.

Vision Statement
To educate and encourage future giving for the long-term sustainability of our church and to leave a legacy that will make a difference beyond our generation. or accountant.

What is the Legacy Members Group?
The Lord of Life Legacy Members Group is built on the principle of giving, where we have the opportunity to give back to a church that has so greatly touched our lives, so as to make a difference beyond our time with it.

The Lord of Life Legacy Members Group recognizes and lifts up those who have included our church in their will and/or estate plan, helping to ensure the long-term care of the church, its mission and its ministries.

The purpose of a legacy gift is to provide means and sustenance to the church’s long-term viability beyond our lifetime. These gifts will support and sustain the growth of current and future ministries within the church. Whether it’s a recurring donation or a one-time gift from one’s IRA, will, estate, or life insurance policy, legacy gifts mark a milestone in the donor’s life, establishing a legacy in his or her walk of faith and ensuring others have the opportunity to worship for generations to come in this place that has been so important to so many.

If you have already set up contributions to Lord of Life in your estate planning, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of this church we so love! Your gift is critically important in ensuring the long-term sustainability of Lord of Life. If you haven’t yet informed the church of your gift, please fill out the non-binding Letter of Intent for a Future (Legacy) Gift This will also help ensure your gift is directed in ways that are important to you and your family.

How can I learn more about this?
Please consider joining many others in including your church in your estate plan, will, trust, IRA, or life insurance policy.

If you have not yet considered including our church in your will or estate plan, we prayerfully ask that you reflect on this option. Your future gift will make a monumental difference in the life of this church and its work in the world.

Our parent Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, provides additional information and resources to aid in leaving legacy gifts. For more information, please visit the ELCA Foundation site.

We also encourage you to discuss this possibility and what it could mean for you with your estate planner or accountant.

Ways to Become a Legacy Gifter

Leave your legacy for Lord of Life Lutheran Church by making a bequest in your Will or Trust. A bequest is one of the simplest ways to provide a future gift, creating a meaningful legacy for the perpetuation of the ministry of Lord of Life.

  • Sample bequest language:
  • Specific Bequest — I give the sum of $10,000 to Lord of Life Lutheran Church to be used for the greatest need.
  • Share of Estate – I give an amount equal to 10% of my gross estate to Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
  • Share of Remainder of Estate – I give one half of the remainder of my estate to Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
  • Specific Assets – I give 30 shares of Jones Power Company common stock to Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
  • Contingent Gift – If my spouse does not survive me, I give the sum of $10,000 to Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
It is easy to make Lord of Life Lutheran Church a beneficiary of an IRA account or other retirement plan. Since these assets may never have been taxed, they make ideal gifts for nonprofit organizations because they will flow to the beneficiary organization without incurring taxes. Contact your retirement plan administrator and request the appropriate beneficiary.
You can gift life insurance to provide a charitable gift by making Lord of Life Lutheran Church the beneficiary of your current policy or by purchasing a new policy. Contact your insurance agent for the appropriate beneficiary form.
This deed transfers ownership of real estate to a named beneficiary outside of a Will or Trust and takes effect upon the death of the owner. It is a simple way to make a gift of your home or other property to a charity.

You can donate your home, one of your most valued possessions, while you are still living in it, even if you want your spouse or other survivor to live in the home for their lifetime. Full use and financial benefit of the home will be retained for the lifetime of the owner, along with tax benefits, while making this gift. A retained life estate gift could also be established with a second home.



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