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 values are important to you?

Your will is more than a document that outlines your wishes; it’s a declaration of what’s most important to you. And that starts with your values: the beliefs and principles that guide your actions and decisions. They’re one of the most valuable gifts you can pass on to your loved ones.

Your will is an ideal place to highlight your values, along with your family and the causes and organizations close to your heart.  Giving to like-minded organizations allows your values to continue in legacy.

When you focus on your values, you realize you are not giving to an organization but through the organization. When you give to a church or organization, you are not just giving money, you are giving the opportunity to spread or transfer your values.

Ready to take the next step with your will? Get in touch with us today. 

What more can I do?

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

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“We will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders” (Psalm 78:4 NLT).