What is an Estate Plan?
As a steward of God’s resources, it is important that you use your assets to their fullest potential during your lifetime, both in caring for your family and in serving the Lord. On a personal level, estate plans provide for your loved ones and help you avoid unnecessary taxes. At the same time, they help support ministries like Bethel Christian.
Because none of us can know when the Lord will call us home, this task carries some urgency. But it is easy to put off. The absence of a plan can have a devastating impact on your estate–and your loved ones. A proper estate plan should accomplish the following:
- Express God’s plan of stewardship
- Provide for your dependents’ financial and guardianship needs
- Transfer your assets to your loved ones and charitable beneficiaries
- Manage your estate in a tax-efficient manner with the least possible heartache, cost or delayWe ask that you consider making Bethel Christian part of your estate plan. By graciously including the school in your estate plan you richly impact lives for eternity. Here are 10 ways to have a lasting impact:
How to Have a Lasting Impact at Bethel Christian
- Prepare a will, or amend your will, to leave a gift to BCS.
- Use securities, real estate or other assets for your charitable gift to BCS.
- Name BCS as the beneficiary of your IRA or pension plan.
- Purchase a “charitable gift annuity” naming BCS as beneficiary.
- Name BCS as the beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy.
- Use a “life estate agreement” to leave your home, farm, or vacation home to BCS.
- Remember deceased loved ones with memorial gifts to BCS.
- Encourage family members and friends to leave gifts to BCS in their wills.
- Ask your financial advisor, accountant and attorney to include charitable giving as part of their counsel to other clients.