The Spiritual Practice of Estate Planning

by Christopher L. Kelly, Esq.

It’s hard to believe that we are now in the 20s! With a new year (and now a new decade), it’s a natural time to consider different resolutions in various areas of our lives. In the spiritual realm, we may be striving to read Scripture more frequently and diligently, pray more often or serve the Kingdom through our church. But have you thought about estate planning as a spiritual process to approach this year? 

While the textbook definition sums up estate planning as the process of determining who becomes the owners of assets after we die, for believers, estate planning can mean much more. Here are a couple of spiritual benefits that occur when believers have a well-thought-out estate plan. 

Addressing your estate plan is a significant gift you can leave for your family as well as ministries you support. If you do not have a plan in place or if you have not updated it in a while, make estate planning a priority this year. One of the reasons TBF exists is to help all Tennessee Baptists develop estate plans that reflect their values. We have various resources available on our website to assist you in getting started, and we are always available to discuss and consult with you on any questions you might have. 

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Please note that the advice offered in this article is not intended to be construed as tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for general informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice for the reader. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.