What is an estate plan?

The Free Methodist Church in Canada has recently entered into a partnership with ADVISORS with Purpose. We are a ministry that provides you the opportunity to create a free, personalized, confidential Estate Plan.  Creating an estate plan is an important act of stewardship of all that God has entrusted to you. Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”. In other words, “God owns it all”. Since God owns it all, we should give serious thought to where we leave His assets when we leave this world.

Many people are generous givers throughout life but, when it comes to creating a will, they go into a lawyer’s office and, in less than an hour, make plans to give it all away. Such important decisions require more diligence than that. It is a lawyer’s responsibility to ensure our assets will be distributed as per our wishes. It is not necessarily their job to determine if those wishes would align with good stewardship principles. Those decisions should be prayerfully considered. That is what an Estate Plan is; planning out ahead of time what should be included in our Will and to whom it should be given.

As Christians who believe that God owns it all, we should ask ourselves then, what does a Christian Estate Plan look like? Should it look any different? We believe it should. Matthew 6:21 says “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. Much can be known about a person by what they treasure and perhaps a person’s true treasures at the time of death can be seen when you look at their Will or Estate plan. What did they leave behind and to whom or what?

Stewardship does not end at the end of our life on earth. We need to be as thoughtful and as good a manager of God’s resources when passing them over as we were when alive and well.

If you would like to create an estate plan, please contact Advisors with Purpose at [email protected] or 1.866.336.3315

 

 

 

 

 

Tanya Prinsep
ADVISORS with Purpose

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