Christian Estate Planning

A carefully crafted estate plan is an important resource for the faithful Christian steward. It equips us to be better stewards of God’s gifts to us during our lifetime.

As believers we understand that God is the owner of everything. We have to make arrangements to transfer stewardship responsibility. It is said in Psalm 50:10-12, “… for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it.”

In preparing our wills or trusts, we are faced with a number of fundamental considerations that go to the heart of creating an estate plan that reflects God’s priorities: How much is enough for my children? When should they receive an inheritance? What kind of eternal impact do I want to make through ministries that have been important to me and my loved ones over the course of our lives? And ultimately, because I know that one day I will stand before our Creator hoping to hear His “Well done,” I care above all else that I create a Christian estate plan. But what does that look like?

Because the tools and techniques available to the believer are equally available to the non- Christian, there can inherently be nothing about the tools themselves that make an estate plan “Christian”. Rather, it’s the design of the estate plan … the prayer and careful thought put into it … that will determine how well it reflects Biblical priorities.

If you’re lost about where to start, speak to one of our Christian estate planning specialists today.