Planned Giving

Support ministry for years to come with a planned gift to CEP.

When you’ve been careful with your finances, it feels good to use some of your wealth to expand the Kingdom, assist those in need, or empower ministries for the future. Consider the opportunity to create a lasting legacy by leaving a planned gift to Church Extension Plan. With a bit of planning you can make gifts to CEP that create a lasting legacy while providing you and/or your family with income for a period of time and accomplish various estate goals. In addition, you will be able to reduce tax burdens and could receive fixed payments for life—dependent on the gift option you choose.

Types of Planned Giving

  • A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is essentially a contract between you and CEP. When you gift your asset to us, we will make fixed payments to you (and/or another person) for life. The fixed income can be higher than other interest payouts depending on your age. A portion of your income stream may be even tax-free. At the end of your life, the money will be used to support ministry.
  • A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. You simply include language in your will or trust that specifies CEP as a part of your estate. A bequest may be made as a gift of a percentage of your estate, of a specific dollar amount or asset, or from the balance/residue of your estate.
  • An IRA charitable rollover gift is one way you can partner with us to impact ministry and receive some tax benefits this year. If you are 70 ½ or older, an IRA rollover gift allows you to reduce your taxable income and satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.