Lasting Legacy

Living a generous life

Design-Based Giving

God's Design for Generosity

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce, then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” – Proverbs 3:9-10

If we are going to be wise stewards, we need to embrace God’s design for generosity. At Christ Community, we’ve come to call this approach “design-based giving.” Design-based giving challenges us to reconsider our priorities and reevaluate the focus of our generosity.

Perhaps the strongest reason we can and should give generously to the local church is by recognizing how deeply loved the church is by Jesus Himself. While Jesus’ mission in the world begins and ends with divine love, only one thing in all of creation is ever described as His Bride, and that is the local church.

Planning your Legacy

With planned giving, you have the opportunity to plan your estate and your charitable giving in a way that is beneficial to you and your family — and that leaves a legacy to a cause important to you.

There are several ways you can make a planned gift to Christ Community or other charities while enjoying the tax and income benefits. From bequests and charitable gift annuities, to stocks, bonds, and retirement assets, we are here to help you make the best decision for you and your loved ones.

Christ Community has partnered with FreeWill to provide tools to help you in your estate planning.

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Will-Writing Tool
Writing a will is the best way to make important plans for you, your family, and your pets. It’s also a powerful way to establish a legacy with Christ Community and other charities.

FreeWill’s innovative tool can help you write your will in less than 20 minutes for free.

Video Resources

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Theology of Generous Living - with Bill Gorman
Four Pillars of Estate Planning - with Kyle Krull
Q & A - Lasting Legacy Event
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Protect your loved ones with FreeWill’s easy-to-use estate planning tool that allows you to write a will in just 20 minutes and support the causes you love.