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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 be distributed after you’re called home. For Christians, legacy giving is much more than a legal process. It is also an act of worship, as you lay everything you are and have before the Lord for his purposes.

Barnabas Foundation
Legacy giving is also critical to CBE’s outreach, so much so that CBE became a member of Barnabas Foundation in 2016. Barnabas Foundation is a ministry that provides guidance and assistance to Christians of all ages and generations to help them grow in their understanding of biblical stewardship and experience the 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 our donors—you have access to 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 our 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.

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.

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