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 Estate Planning 

   As defined by The LCMS Foundation, Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the child of God and God’s family, the church, in managing all of life and life’s resources for God’s purposes.

  We are familiar with tithing to our Lord from our income. We do this joyous act out of love for our Lord and to support His continuing ministry on this earth. A Christian Estate Plan accomplishes this same attitude after we are taken to our heavenly home.

Do you have a will, a durable power of attorney for health care and one for financial matters? Have you named guardians for your children should you die? Are you happy with your current plans? These are questions which none of us like to think about. But taking care of these matters is part of being a responsible steward of the blessings with which God has entrusted you.

7 out of 10 people do not have a will. That means that only 30% of the people have an estate plan in place. In addition, 70% of the 30% having a will need it to be updated. That means that only 9% of the people have a will that will accomplish what they desire. The common excuses for being one of the 91% not having an accurate will are:
     •Busy with Life
     •Too Little Property
     •Too Expensive
     •Don’t Like Legal Documents
     •Unable to Know Future
     •Don’t Plan to Die


Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School invites families to create their Christian Estate Plan.

This is a free service provided by CORLHS to assist our families in accomplishing essential planning. You will be walked through the process of setting up a will, trust, or other documents to ensure your children are cared for and your wishes fulfilled. This is very important for all families. Even small estates should have these documents prepared or the State of Illinois will decide what happens to your children and assets, not you.

Through the Christian Estate Planning process you will:
1.Write a statement of faith
2.Make a plan to provide for your family and transfer assets
3.Make a gift plan for your favorite ministries/charities

This process will create or update the following items plus more:
1.Will or living trust
2.Beneficiary designations
3.Personal property list
4.Power of attorneys for Financial & Health Care affairs
5.Farm/business transfer plan


There is no cost for our services.  
The only cost to participants will be those incurred when the attorney drafts the necessary legal documents. We have made arrangements with several local attorneys who have agreed to draft the above referenced documents for a very reasonable cost.

All this will be accomplished through a four step process.
   •Discovery - A survey gathers information on your family, assets, and stewardship goals
   •Proposal - Multiple plans are drafted to best meet you goals and objectives
   •Summary - A plan is selected and drawn up as a comprehensive summary
   •Implementation - You (we are willing to go with you) will meet with professional advisers to legally
    draft and complete your plan


CORLHS, CORLHS Foundation, and The LCMS Foundation are not legal advisers. We provide a counseling service that introduces you to various thoughts, plans, and financial instruments which will assist you in the final document preparation of your estate plan.

We work closely with the professional services of The LCMS Foundation. The LCMS Foundation offers comprehensive charitable expertise and resources to help plan and direct people's passion for giving to family and all ministries of the church today, tomorrow and forever. They provide financial services for asset management, investments, annuities, endowments, trusts, and asset transfer or gifting. Visit their website here.


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