How We’re Building
Everything that we do, we do Together. All of us play a part in each expression of our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ who love God, love others and serve the world. And this campaign is no different. Together, we are looking to the future. Together, we’re asking God to lead us into what’s next for our faith family. Together, we are asking each individual and family who calls First Methodist Mansfield home to prayerfully make a financial commitment to the future God is leading us to pursue. WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE. Our confidence in God’s leading happens as the community of faith seeks God together.
CREATIVE STRATEGIES IN GIVING
What are gifts other than cash?
- Transferring ownership of an asset.
- Appreciated investment property held more than one year, such as publicly traded stocks, mutual fund shares, bonds, real estate, collectibles and other such readily marketable property have tremendous tax advantages.
Why give gifts other than cash?
The tax code is very generous toward this form of giving. Giving the asset to the church, then letting the church sell, eliminates potential capital gains taxes and can increase the after-tax proceeds.
How do I give gifts other than cash?
For stocks, mutual fund shares, and bonds:
- Contact the church office. We will provide you with the transfer instructions.
- Contact your broker and request the transfer.
If you are considering a gift other than cash, please don’t hesitate to contact our Finance Director Robin Lestina by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 817-477-2287 or contact your local tax advisor.
We are excited about this next step for First Methodist Mansfield. We truly believe that this step is connected to someone else’s step. We hope that you will continue to pray this prayer and as God to guide you as you make this decision.
“DEAR GOD, I JOIN MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN PRAYING FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHURCH. TOGETHER WE ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO GRANT US UNITY OF HEART, CLARITY OF VISION, AND A BURDEN FOR THE FUTURE. AND I HUMBLY ASK, LORD, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO THROUGH ME? IN JESUS’ NAME, AMEN.”