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Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church
Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church
Ways to effectively—and legally—promote this form of giving.

Americans gave more than $30 billion dollars in bequests made through wills and estate plans in 2016, according to the latest Giving USA report. But few churches talk to their members about how they can make such gifts to their churches after they die. For example, a 2013 study of Southern Baptist pastors found that 86 percent provided no information to church members about estate planning.

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