Philosophy of the Planned Giving & Trust Services Ministry
God is the owner of all things both tangible and intangible. All human beings are stewards of God’s assets. Earth is not our permanent home. Heaven is our ultimate eternal dwelling place. Our charge though is to occupy earth until Jesus returns. Therefore, as stewards of God’s assets it is every Seventh-day Adventist member's responsibility to protect God's assets from falling into the hands of God's enemies. Each member will provide for their families and for God’s work on earth. This must be done wisely, professionally, and in keeping with sound fiduciary principles that will stand the test of law. Assets are most often protected through the use of the legal instruments including wills, trusts, charitable gifts annuities as well as outright donations. We believe this is accomplished first by our personal example and then professionally by encouraging and facilitating the preparation and execution of planned and outright gifts among members and friends of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.