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 are the most important lessons you’ve learned?

As you consider what you want to share with your family and loved ones, the lessons you’ve learned throughout your life are an important piece to include. The wisdom you’ve earned through the experiences that have shaped you can teach others what path to follow—or to avoid.

Reflecting on these life-changing lessons can help to shape your will as you think through the values you want it to reflect. Recording these lessons in some way—written in a letter, shared on a video—ensures future generations can continue to learn from you.

For those who don’t know where to start, consider  writing about your personal history, favorite things, academic and professional life, religious and political views, and hopes for the future.

Consider how you can cultivate a legacy of generosity in your family at

What more can I do?

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.

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“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:4-5).