Church Legacy Gifts
Your church could give a gift that would leave a lasting legacy, and continue to have an impact on into the future.
Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24
Closing your church?
When your church community ceases to meet, it is an emotional and challenging time. But it can also be an opportunity to celebrate the life and work of your church, and to commit to the ongoing mission of the Kingdom of God. At All We Can, we want to travel with you on that road, and stand together at this vital moment in your church’s life.
1. A Certificate of Impact
If your church and church community have been supporting All We Can for a number of years, if you alert us to your upcoming closure, we will look through our records to total up the amount of money you have given to All We Can over recent years – presenting you with a certificate of the kind of impact you had in the communities where our partners are working. This certificate will represent a small part of the amazing missional and transformative work of God, completed and enacted by your church community.
As part of our thanks for your commitment over many years, one of us from the staff team would love to come and present the certificate in person, perhaps as part of a final service of celebration. Let us know by emailing or calling our friendly Supporter Care Team: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 3758 7700
2. A Liturgy of Celebration
Sometimes it is hard to find the words to mark such important occasions in the life of your church. All We Can has prepared a number of prayers and a short reflection that might be helpful to use at this time, either in public worship, small group work, or private devotion.
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3. Telling stories of mission
All We Can’s work around the world is motivated by stories – stories of transformation and change happening in the communities where we work, and in The Church here in the UK. We’d love to share your story about the work your church community is doing, or has been doing, and the missional opportunities you see even in the midst of closure. Please do send us your stories, and – if appropriate – let us know if you would like to appear on our 1:17 broadcast to talk about your church’s mission. Email your stories to us at email@example.com
Selling your building?
If your church is closing – or even if it is not – you may be looking to sell your building, and may be reflecting on the impact the funds generated could have to continue your mission. If you’d like to speak to us about leaving a substantial church legacy gift, and planting a seed of hope for another community in another part of the world, then get in touch with All We Can’s Head of Public Engagement, Tim Baker.