August is National Make a Will Month. Each week we are exploring five questions to ask before making your will. Think of these as conversation starters to use with your spouse, a parent or other loved one, or to work through yourself.

What people and organizations embody your values?

We’ve spent the last few weeks exploring questions to ask yourself before you make a will. Think about how you’ve answered those questions—and now write a list of people and places that align with your answers. The names you identify are a natural place to find your executor, guardian of your children, and beneficiaries of your estate, including organizations that matter to you like the Baptist Resource Network.

Questions for building a WillNow you’re well on your way to creating your will. Everyone needs a will, whether they’re 18 or 80. And there’s no better moment than now to find some peace of mind in planning for the future.

Want to learn more about the difference a gift in your will can make? Contact Chuck Knox for more information.

What more can I do?

  • Learn More: Legacy Giving Guide

To learn more about how you can impact ministry in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, download the BRN’s Leave A Legacy Guide. Plan for what matters most while leaving a legacy…provide for your family and support Kingdom ministry.

  • Plan My Estate: Legacy Planning Workshops

The Legacy Planning Workshop will help you understand the importance of preparing for the future. You will be able to take a closer look at your estate and the options available to you. The step-by-step workbook will help you itemize your assets and identify any estate areas you need to address. You will also receive additional information and resources that will help you make informed decisions about how you want to leave a lasting legacy. Schedule your workshop today!

We are all stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. Being able to make wise decisions through our estates is vital to being good godly managers. This workshop also allows the attender to create a free Will.

  • Create a Will:
    Giftwise Partnership

Through the BRN’s partnership with GiftWise, you have access to an online Will platform where you can quickly and easily make a legally binding will. Their attorney-built documents are state-specific and come at no cost to you. Though this is not for every situation, this simple Will can be a great solution for you and your family.

If you would like, you can designate an estate gift to the BRN through the creation of a GiftWise Will. This process can take as little as 20 minutes. In this process you will be able to:

  • Create a legally binding Will (a separate notarization may be needed upon completion)
  • Leave a charitable gift of any size to the BRN, your church, or other ministry(s) of your choice
  • Assure a meaningful financial legacy for you and your family

Visit to secure your legacy.

  • Give to the Legacy Fund Today

Click here to give to the Legacy Fund today!

Other Ways to Give:

Non-Cash Gifts, Planned Giving, and Estate Planning

  •, managed by Crescendo, is a thorough explainer of wills, bequests, and estate/planned giving options to help you know what options you have.
  • Ministry Trust, a ministry partner of the BRN, is a professionally managed and morally screened investment fund designed specifically for long-term ministry dollars. It is strategically structured to provide reliable income for ministry, grow the investment to offset inflation, and remain true to Christian principles. Ministry Trust can assist you when you desire to give non-cash donations. Contact Ministry Trust by phone at (470) 851-2366 or by email at

Explore more resources to help you leave a lasting legacy at

“Be generous and willing to share. In this way [you] will lay up treasure for [yourself] as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that [you] may take hold of the life that is truly life” (1 Timothy 6:17-19).