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The Free Methodist Foundation supports the ministry of The Free Methodist Church — USA by providing a variety of stewardship services to Free Methodist ministries and families. These services include estate and gift planning. Our team of Christian professionals would love to speak with you and learn about your passion for your family and your favorite Free Methodist ministry — your local church or annual conference, one of our Free Methodist human service ministries, world missions and childcare, one of our educational institutions, or any other of our various ministries! We would consider it a privilege to explore creative and tax-wise ways you can provide funds for your family and these ministries during your lifetime and beyond. We firmly believe estate and gift planning can benefit everyone, whether you consider yourself poor or rich or somewhere in between. You may not think you have much, but by following God's lead with a willing heart, your gift may be just what a loved one or a ministry needs.

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Bequests

Bequests

Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of their favorite Free Methodist ministry. They believe it is important to support and encourage its Kingdom work.

Joe: Several years ago, Anna and I decided to become part of the ministry. We believe that they are truly helping others. We think that it is important to partner with them to make a difference. For that reason, Anna and I have made gifts over the years to help others.

Anna: We wanted to do more than to just make gifts. Joe and I have been careful over the years and have accumulated some resources. We plan to be generous with family, but we also have the ability to be generous with ministry.

After talking it over, we decided to leave a bequest in our will. Our attorney took the simple language available from The Free Methodist Foundation and included a nice bequest. We are delighted that we will be helping others through them.

You also may want to make it easy and convenient to have a bequest included in your will. The language below shows how a bequest can very easily be included in your will.

You might find it helpful to select the "print" button below and print this page. Please feel free to give this information to your attorney. If he or she has any questions, please have them contact one of our Gift Planners at phone number 800-325-8975 or e-mail us at newsletter@fmfoundation.org.

*Please note: The name and image above is representative of a typical donor and may or may not be an actual donor to our organization. Since your benefits may be different, you may want to click here to view a color example of your benefits.


Example bequest language - Please feel free to change the numbers or percentages as you desire.

1. Bequest of cash

"I bequeath the sum of $10,000 to The Free Methodist Foundation of Spring Arbor, MI, for the benefit of (insert name of your favorite Free Methodist ministry)."

2. Bequest of a percent of the estate

"I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to The Free Methodist Foundation, Spring Arbor, MI, for the benefit of (insert the name of your favorite Free Methodist ministry)."

3. Contingent Bequest

"If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to The Free Methodist Foundation, Spring Arbor, MI, for the benefit of (insert the name of your favorite Free Methodist ministry."


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