If you don’t have a plan for your money during your life and after, rest assured. The IRS and the State of California do. And the Evil One has a plan too. We encourage you to get Christian advice to help you manage God’s gifts in a way that glorifies God and matches your heart’s desires.
FINANCIAL & ESTATE PLANNING GUIDANCE
Whether you are seeking to get out of debt, seeking to maximize returns, or are considering a gift to the Endowment Fund, you are encouraged to seek professional advice in putting together a plan that is best suited to your personal situation.
Planned Giving Counselor
We highly recommend people get the help they need.
… look out for your interests, not their own
… meet with anyone, whether rich or poor
… give back from their paycheck to God’s Kingdom
… give solid, Christian advice and counsel
Gary Foltz specializes in estate planning, 951-784-0244
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Gift Planning Gems: We are Heirs of the Kingdom with Christ
Do you have a current will? Have you thought about setting up a trust? Are you aware of the burden that your children will bare as trustees/executors of your estate? Many people think about these questions yet put them off for various reasons. I will help you organize your estate and maximize the amount that goes to your family, heirs and to God. As heirs with Christ of God's blessings, it is our responsibility to do the proper planning so that when God calls us home, we have our affairs in order. Does your current plan disinherit God from the gifts He has blessed you with? Does your estate plan reflect and extend your Christian views as a good steward?
God has a plan for all of us and this creates a powerful responsibility for us. Managing, planning and praying are the cornerstones of a good estate plan that can be pleasing to God. Let's sit down and start on those plans that will benefit all those people and organizations that are close to you.
LINKS TO OTHER RESOURCES
This is a 30 hour course which will provide the student with a Biblical overview of teachings about money as it relates to the many walks of life. The purpose for the course is to enable the student to develop and practice financial management at home, in business, in the church, and in society from a Christian perspective. Copyright 2008 by Don Wilkin
http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?AID=431388&t=9047 Videos: Brian Kluth, Maximum Generosity
http://www.daveramsey.com/ Life. Money. Hope.
http://www.crown.org/ Crown Financial Ministries, including tools and studies
http://www.crown.org/Library/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=263 Crown's Free Publications Online
http://www.givewithjoy.org/radio_tv.htm True Stories
http://www.givewithjoy.org/ 40 Day "Journey to Generosity" Bible eDevotional
www.MAXIMUMgenerosity.org: On my website you will find helpful downloadable generosity resources. Churches of all sizes across the country are beginning to use the Bible devotional booklet "A 40 Day Spiritual Journey to a More Generous Life" (www.GenerousLife.info) for all-church and small group/classes generosity initiatives. On this website you will also find pamphlets/flyers, helps for preaching on money/generosity, PowerPoint generosity slides, helpful articles, a free monthly generosity newsletter, and more in order to help you unleash greater giving in your church.
Click the following link for a free copy of the "NATIONAL REPORT: 45 Best Generosity Practices of Leading Churches"
www.generousgiving.org This website identifies a wide variety of generosity resources that can be reviewed by a church to help encourage generosity. They offer their own materials and also direct you to other resources.
www.Crown.org On Crown Financial Ministries website they have many helpful Bible studies, articles, and resources to help training people to manage their finances and giving according to sound Biblical principles.
www.visionresourcing.com Dick Edic has put together a valuable resource manual and leadership training materials for a church to plan and implement a year-round multi-pronged approach to stewardship in the local church.
www.DynamicGiving.com Former pastor, Dr. Rod Rogers has written some excellent materials and provides training and consulting for churches increase their giving.
www.stewardshipresources.org This website is for the Ecumenical Center for Stewardship Studies in Indianapolis, IN. A coalition of mainline denominations work together with this group to produce materials that can be used in annual stewardship drives in churches.
Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program by Abingdon Press.
Effective Stewardship by KLW Enterprises. This is a multi-faceted stewardship program for use in churches.
Benevolence Offering & Assistance crown.org
Referral to a Christian Financial Professional kingdomadvisors.org
Estate/Planned Giving Services Denominations
Community/Denomination Foundation Referral
Financial & tax planning for church staff
Ministering to people with the gift of giving
Collecting special offerings for the needy