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Leave a Legacy

Legacy giving is not only for the wealthy, it’s for everyone. It is simply the process of deciding where your assets should go after you’re called home. For Christians, legacy giving is much more than a legal process. It is also an act of faith, as you lay everything you are and have before the Lord for his purposes.

Barnabas Foundation
Legacy giving enables huge impact at CBE. That is why CBE is a member of Barnabas Foundation, a ministry that guides Christians of all ages to grow in their understanding and joy of living a generous life. Stewardship of our personal resources is an important biblical principle for all believers regardless of economic status or age.

Learn more with Barnabas Foundation estate planning expert, Steve Baker. In a CBE conference workshop titled, "Pay it Forward: Wise Stewardship, Creative Giving, and Estate Planning," Steve shared ideas about how to creatively support ministries while also providing for loved ones.

CBE’s membership with Barnabas benefits you, our donors. You can access Barnabas Foundation attorneys to discuss planned giving at no cost. They will help you make tax-wise decisions about your financial resources, while you honor and glorify God with your wealth, regardless of the size of your estate, your age, or your stage of life.

If you can answer yes to one of these three questions, you may want to consider a conversation with an attorney from Barnabas Foundation:

  1. Have you ever thought about making a gift of something other than cash, to reduce your tax liability?
  2. If you could make a gift that would provide income for your life, would you want more information?
  3. Have you ever thought of making a gift in your will?

In addition, there are specific times and events during our lives when planning gifts can both advance the gospel and benefit your families. These important events—the sale of appreciated assets or stocks, sale of a business, sale of a farm, and retirement—are also excellent times to consider contacting Barnabas Foundation about a planned gift.

To learn more about legacy giving or to notify CBE of your planned gift, contact Mary Lou at mlwiley@cbeinternational.org. Or contact Barnabas Foundation directly here or call 1-888-448-3040.

Join CBE’s Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle recognizes and honors those who are passionate about biblical gender equality and have remembered CBE in their estate plans through a bequest, charitable gift annuity, life insurance, or other planned gift. Further, the Legacy Circle helps members and friends to witness the value of CBE’s ministry and secure its impact for generations to come.

Benefits
In recognition of the significant commitment to CBE and our continued ministry, members of the Legacy Circle will receive the following:

  • Tax-wise planned gift advice at no cost from Barnabas Foundation, CBE’s estate planning partner
  • Free advance copies of new CBE-published books
  • Free life-time subscriptions to Mutuality and Priscilla Papers
  • Semi-annual teleconference with CBE’s president, to discuss new initiatives

Become a Member
If you see your will, trust, or estate plan as means to bless others, CBE invites you to become a member of the Legacy Circle and share our vision of a future where all believers are freed to exercise their gifts for God’s glory and purposes. Simply notify us that you have named CBE in your will or estate plan, through a bequest, a life insurance policy, or a charitable gift annuity. You will join hands together with others to make a global impact and bless CBE’s ministry for years to come.

Basic Legal Language for Putting CBE in Your Will
"I give to Christians for Biblical Equality, a nonprofit ministry with its principal offices located at 122 W. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, [the sum of $     ] OR [    % of the residue of my estate], to be used [for general purposes] OR [designated purpose]. If, in its opinion, the need for funds for the designated purpose no longer exists, Christians for BIblical Equality is authorized to use these funds for a similar purpose."

Tax ID#: 41-1599315

To learn more about CBE’s Legacy Circle or to notify CBE of your planned gift, contact Mary Lou at mlwiley@cbeinternational.org.