“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  - Luke 6:38

As a recipient and steward of God’s bountiful gifts, you have an obligation and opportunity to share and return those gifts, providing support to God’s church and ministries beyond your lifetime.


Planned Giving is simply the term used when you plan ahead of time who receives your assets when you are alive or when you die, and making the decision that charities you love should be included.

A planned gift is designed to provide future support for Sharon Presbyterian Church. A planned gift can either be:

  1. A donation made after one’s death
    1. through a direct bequest of money or property in a will
    2. by designating the church as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
      or retirement plan (e.g. 401k plan)
  1. An immediate gift made outright during one’s lifetime to fund church activities using various vehicles such as a:
    1. Funded endowment,
    2. Gift annuity
    3. Charitable remainder trust.
You can use your gift to start something new for the church or to provide secure funding and resources for an existing church activity, ministry or outreach effort that speaks to your heart.

Both types of gifts enable your generosity to make an impact on the mission, ministries and future needs of the church.

Planned Giving can take many forms, many of them simple to execute. Follow The Steps to a Gift to the right to see “Why” you should include the church, “How” you can make a planned gift, "Where" your gift may be directed, and ways you can "Share" your gift with others.

Steps to a Gift