Thank you for supporting Family Shield through your Choice Dollars. Please remember that you have to re-sign up each year. Note: They require that donors resign up each year from January -- March 31.
DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL BY CLICKING ON THE DONATE BUTTON BELOW
You do not have to have a PayPal account to contribute. Or call the office and we can do this for you.
Or use our online pledge form to send us your pledge, or to request more information.
You can support Family Shield Ministries through Real Estate for Life. What is Real Estate for Life? Real Estate for Life donates vital funding to pro-life and pro-family organizations through agent referrals at no cost to you. The funds they collect through agent referrals have a substantial impact on these organizations. If you are in the market to sell your home, make the call to Real Estate for Life first. Not in the market, but have a cousin, sister, brother or friend who is? Spread the word. Help support Gospel-focused and Pro-Life ministries. All you have to do is make the call at 1-877-LIFE-US1 or e-mail us at email@example.com . Learn more at www.realestateforlife.org. Real Estate for Life was founded by David Theisen, who has over twenty years of experience in international and Domestic Real Estate.
MORE ABOUT FAMILY SHIELD MINISTRIES
Radio Program Producer and Distribution Manager. Family Shield outsources its production and distribution to a media organization that records, copies, supplies MP3's, and distributes the programs through its website and snail mail to stations throughout the United States. Your gift of $250, $500 or more helps us continue and expand our services.
Family Shield Response Center
SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
Witnessing -- A Lifestyle Seminars and Workshops
Families Use God's Shield
PROMOTE FAMILY SHIELD AT YOUR CHURCH OR ORGANIZATION
A great way to support Family Shield Ministries is to place the ad that is attached in your church or bulletin or newsletter! Just download this PDF file and email it to the person in charge of your church or organization's publications and ask them to include the ad in their next layout.
A COMPLIMENTARY DVD ABOUT FAMILY SHIELD
Have You Developed a Christian Estate Plan?
Stewardship Estate Plan:
Estate plans distribute a person's accumulated assets when God calls them to Heaven.
Estate plan documents allocate estate assets --- as per each respective document. These instruments or distribution methods include Last Will and Testaments; revocable living trusts; joint accounts or deeds; and beneficiary designations for insurance policies and retirement funds.
Most estate plans are secular, that is, without consideration for the needs of God's Kingdom. These tactics contain no Christian preamble to testify to survivors of belief in Christ, and no testimony of God's blessings on their life. Generally all of the estate goes to the surviving spouse, and thereafter to heirs outright to spend as desired.
Family Shield recommends consideration of a Stewardship Estate Plan. Such a plan does contain an opening paragraph on one's testimony---knows as a Christian Preamble. These words from the deceased help to spread the Gospel even when the testator is already in Heaven, the good Lord-willing!
Also the Christian estate plan distributes all of the estate to the surviving spouse. But thereafter, the heirs receive outright a percentage of the estate---such as half or 50%.
The other percentage---the other half or 50% of all estate assets in this example---flows into an irrevocable charitable trust which accomplishes two goals: first 5 or 10 years of quarterly income checks paid to heirs (10 years is 40 checks from Mom and Dad); and second the trust principle then goes to named charities.
This half of the estate then does double duty---years of income for heirs; then charitable trust assets to help Family Shield, and other favorite charities---such as congregation, missions, or education. For more information on Stewardship estate planning ideas contact Family Shield at 314-772-6070. There is no fee or obligation for confidential information. You can also contact the LCMS Foundation directly at 800.325.7913.
Life Insurance and Charitable Giving
Looking for a way to make a significant gift to a charitable organization, but financially don't think it's possible? If you have a life insurance policy, you might be able to give that donation on a tax favored basis.
Most people have some form of life insurance. Many of us purchased this insurance when we were young. Now that we're older, the need for this insurance may not apply. If this describes your situation, let us suggest another use of that insurance policy. You can use it to make a significant charitable gift to Family Shield Ministries, Inc. or another charitable organization of your choice.
Here's how it works:
Life insurance is an asset that allows a donor who doesn't have large estate assets to make a significant gift. If you'd like more information about how it works, we will be glad to discuss the options for your particular situation. Let Family Shield charitable giving people review this with you.
To learn more call the office at (314) 772-6070.
A Memorial, Tribute, or Special Occasion Donation:
Special events in the lives of family and friends, as well as memorials, may be recognized through a donation to Family Shield Ministries. Consider memorials for the death of a loved one or friend, ordinations, baptism, confirmation, valentine's day, mother's day, father's day, Easter, births, anniversaries, get well wish, birthday, secretary's day, retirement, graduation, wedding, Christmas, promotion, or Thanksgiving. These gifts are tax-deductible. Your gifts will be acknowledged through a letter that will be sent to the person being honored or the bereaved family. They are also recognized in the Family Shield newsletter. The gift amount will not be disclosed.
To make a memorial gift, tribute or special occasion donation, please send your contribution with a note that shares what it is for to: Family Shield Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 230015, St. Louis, MO 63l23. Also include a note stating the name of the person the memorial, tribute, or special occasion is for and to whom the acknowledgement should be sent.
Tax Free IRA Gift Opportunity!
To complete a charitable IRA rollover gift, you must have your IRA provider issue a check directly to Family Shield Ministries, P.O. Box 230015, St. Louis, MO 63123, Tax id # (call us to obtain this). If the check is issued to you first, you will be liable for the income tax, so please make sure your IRA provider understands this is a rollover gift.
If you wish to discuss the IRA charitable rollover at greater length, please contact Kay Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can make a difference of a lifetime for families today!
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