Congregational Will Planning Presentation

Contact your local deferred WELS Christian giving counselor to present to your congregation about how to write or revise a will to reflect Christian values while providing for family and the Lord’s work. Participants will also have the opportunity to schedule a private consultation with the counselor for free assistance with completing the process. Once the presentation is scheduled, the following resources are available for promoting it. (Click the large “DOWNLOAD” button at the bottom right to download a folder of all these resources at once.)

Christian Giving Now and for the Future

In his Word, our Lord provides timeless motivation and instruction about giving thanks with our offerings for all that he does for us—particularly for the salvation that Jesus won for us—yet there have been many helpful changes in ways that we can give that are worth discussing. The “offering plate” might look a lot different today for many people who offer gifts of assets or use a variety of electronic options. Congregations are also discovering how teaching members about planned giving now will help them support Christ’s church a generation or two down the road. These options not only allow us to give to the Lord but to save on taxes and support our families. This presentation, originally given at the 2023 WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership, reviews today’s giving opportunities and methods in the light of Christ’s unchanging Scriptures.