Why Planned Giving Initiative?

Because we love our church, PGI enables and empowers Redeemer members to leave a meaningful, unique legacy--both to our biological family and our church family--so that our church remains healthy, vibrant, and growing for decades to come.

How does PGI work?

Drawing from expert practitioners, PGI employs educational and awareness strategies to encourage RLC members to consider:

  1. How to prepare and/or revise their will, estate, trust, and other legal documents, including a Christian Preamble
  2. How to name beneficiaries from their estate
  3. How to employ "giving while living"

Note: PGI is NOT a capital campaign. PGI also does NOT substitute legal counsel.

When is the PGI Event?

Tuesday, April 30th at 6pm. Sign up today! 

Click here to fill out PGI Donor Form


"The Planned Giving Initiative workshop helped me realize that with intentional foresight, the resources God has given me to steward can be used not only for the benefit of my family, but also in powerful ways to grow His Kingdom. I met with an LCMS Foundation representative to personally hone a plan which would channel my funds at my life's end into ministries which I care about and already support. I appreciated also being encouraged to create a statement of faith to pass along to my children, along with a financial legacy."

Margaret Clikeman

As we become more "mature" in age our thoughts go to what happens to our earthly stuff when we go to our heavenly home. What helped Doris & I was the opportunity we had to attend the Planned Giving Initiative last spring. It helped us a lot to plan for that eventuality. We will plan to go again this year.

Bob & Doris Wigg

I wanted to make sure I commented on PGI and the presentation last year regarding it . The presentation was very informative , the speakers were compelling . It was a wakeup call for Karen and I to get in gear with respect to our need to get our “arrangements “out of discussion and into a tangible form with respect to decisions on our resources and goals at our future end of days . We chose to work with an attorney shortly thereafter to develop our will ,medical instructions and a trust in order to provide efficient and thoughtful instructions to benefit our heirs and other organizations . Redeemer has been and continues to be an important part of our lives and we wanted to make sure that we were able to support God’s work in the future.

Andy & Karen Scherzer