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Estate Giving

Gifts through wills and trusts allow members to express generosity beyond their lifetime.

Share Generosity Beyond Your Lifetime

Imagine how powerful your estate could be if you combined gifts to your family with a gift to support Christ’s mission. Plus, you could provide yourself with a steady stream of income, gain potential tax benefits, and magnify the legacy you leave. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an estate plan?

Yes, everyone benefits by having an estate plan. You don’t have to own a big house or have significant financial resources to have an estate. Your estate can consist of your home, personal property, investments, bank accounts, retirement plans, and interests in a family business or partnership. Proper planning is important to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your death and unnecessary taxes are avoided. 

Can the church help me create an estate plan?

Yes, World Church can refer you to a professional to help you with an estate plan, will, or trust. Email the Presiding Bishopric or call +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2136. 

Where can I find more information about wills or trusts?

See our Wills and Trusts Guide for additional information about estate planning. 


How do I leave a gift to the church through my estate?

There are many ways to leave a gift to the church through your estate plan, will, or trust. The church can refer you to a professional who can assist you with this. For more information email the Presiding Bishopric or call +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2136. 

Who do I contact to make changes to my estate plan?

Email the Presiding Bishopric or call +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2136, we will connect you with a professional who can help you make changes to your will or trust. 

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