Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Planned Giving normally has a future value/benefit to the church, such as through an endowment fund. Planned gifts generally come from one’s accumulated resources and assets and often require the assistance of an additional person; e.g., a lawyer or tax advisor.  

Following are resources that can help your church develop a Planned Giving Ministry:


United Church Funds – Strengthening Ministries with Sound Investing

Established in 1909, United Church Funds is the leading provider of investment management and planned giving services to the United Church of Christ (UCC) churches and ministries, and serves faith-based organizations beyond the UCC.

UCF offers socially responsible investment funds designed to help faith-based organizations grow and preserve their financial legacies. Our family of funds enables churches and ministries to customize their investment portfolio according to their risk tolerance, time horizon and return objectives.

Serving as a trusted investment partner for churches and faith-based organizations for over 100 years, UCF has an in-depth understanding of your unique financial needs and goals – as well as the guiding principles and missions that inspire you.

UCF Links:

The United Church of Christ Local Church Planned Giving Manual

This manual will help in your congregation's efforts to interpret and promote the benefits of planned giving. From wills seminars to church endowments and more, you and your church can explore theological, rational, and hands-on worksheets enhancing your ministry through the stewardship of planned giving. Available through UCC Resources ($10.00 per copy)

Webinar:  Planned Giving to Support Mission and Ministry

This webinar, by Andrew Warner from the UCC Office of Philanthropy, Information, and Technology (OPTIC) is available through Practical Resources for Churches here.

The slides for the presentation are here.

Workshop: Building a Planned Giving Ministry

Video workshop led by Charlie Kuchenbrod presented online for Super Saturday October 31, 2020.


Webinar: Building a planned giving ministry in four "easy" steps.

Part of the four-part series, A More Excellent Way. Includes accompanying slides, a skit for asking for planned giving and tips for gift solicitors.




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