I just had a wonderful meeting with a representative of the Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest. We talked about the future. Not the future of me and my family, mind you, but the future of the congregation at which I serve.
She wanted to talk about endowment planning.
I'm all for it.
I've seen how positive such endowments can be as congregations think about what they will be like years into the future.
How can a camp ministry be funded?
How can local ministries receive extra benevolence?
How can technology improvements be made?
How can scholarships be funded?
How can a congregation make sure such things be taken care of well into the future?
Endowment funds can help us look to the future to ensure a lasting legacy.
Perhaps one day we will see one here.