Continuing Impact

Answers to Questions about Estate Giving (from Issue #547)


If you have been faithfully supporting your local church and Christian ministries, you can be sure that when your support stops, it will be missed. The world says we should accumulate wealth for ourselves and our children. God’s people should have a different perspective.

If you consider yourself a steward of the gifts God has given you, then you will want to prayerfully consider what He wants you to do with His money at your passing.

Giving either a set amount or a percentage to the Lord’s work enables you to have a continuing impact for the Kingdom of God after you are gone. As NCEM receives estate gifts, we are very thankful for those who have considered our Mission as a way to give to the building of Christ’s Kingdom.

The services of a qualified professional are recommended for estate planning and preparing a will (NCEM does not provide estate planning or will preparation services). Besides your will, an investment account or a life insurance policy may list NCEM as a beneficiary. These and other methods will reduce taxes on the estate.

When estate gifts come to NCEM, they are considered a donation to our General Fund, unless otherwise stated. If the donor has preferences, such as a specific NCEM ministry department or a certain missionary, those should be stated in the will.

You can be assured that gifts to NCEM will be used properly. We are accountable to Missio Nexus (a worldwide association of mission organizations), an independent accountant audits NCEM’s finances each year, and our annual financial statement is provided upon request.

We are glad to answer your questions. Should you contact us about estate gifts or other giving, you are in no way obligated to donate to NCEM. We seek to serve God faithfully, and believe that He will supply our needs as He sees fit. To know more about NCEM’s stewardship practices, request our “Questions About Finances” brochure.

Information provided in this article is not to be considered as legal or financial advice.

(from Northern Lights issue #547)