ENCORE Ministry supports church leaders of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church for intentional ministry by, with, and for older adults. It provides resources, leader training, church consultations, and grant funding at no cost.

ENCORE Ministry operates exclusively from gifts and grants from generous donors. It does not receive apportionment dollars from the conference. Thank you for supporting this valuable ministry.

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All gifts to ENCORE Ministry are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. An acknowledgement letter for tax purposes will be provided for all gifts.

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Online giving is a secure and easy way to make a credit card gift to ENCORE Ministry.

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Matching grants are made to churches, agencies, and affiliated organizations in the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference to support or develop intentional, innovative, and creative ministries and projects by, with, and for older adults.

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Stocks, Bonds, Life Insurance & Real Estate

Stocks and bonds may be given so the donor can deduct the full fair market value as a charitable contribution and thus avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Life insurance can be used to create a major gift at relatively low cost to the donor. If ENCORE Ministry is named owner or beneficiary of a new or existing policy, the donor receives a tax deduction. Additional premiums paid through ENCORE Ministry are tax deductible and proceeds pass to ENCORE Ministry free of estate tax.

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Pledges can be made in honor or memory of someone. Pledges are tax-deductible as payments are received.

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Planned Gifts

Support the mission and ministry of ENCORE Ministry in the future through a planned gift.

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