Once you have made provision for your loved ones, you have the opportunity to make a lasting gift to God, by leaving a legacy to His Great Commission. Leaving a gift in your Will to a ministry of your choice is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can continue to support the mission and ministry in your community or further afield. Please contact iMAP.
No matter how large or small, every gift that is left can make a significant impact on our mission and ministry, and in maintaining our spiritual heritage. There are many ways you can help support various ministries. Please consider how a gift in your Will could help mission agencies meet the needs of future generations.
A mission legacy is when you leave a sum of money in your will to a charitable cause or mission agency. Some people leave their entire estates, but most leave a modest sum. However much you choose to leave, is up to you. But rest assured... that every legacy counts, no matter how large or small. Leaving a legacy through iMAP can be designated to a specific partner mission or to particular types of ministry that our partnership represents.
Perhaps you already have a favourite charity or mission. Maybe there are several you'd like to support. Or maybe you've always wanted to give money to a cause, but have never been able to, because of the pressures of everyday life and looking after family.
Either way, many people find that leaving a legacy to benefit others after they've gone, is one of the most wonderfully, rewarding experiences of their lives.
Types of legacy you can leave in your will:
A residuary bequest
You make provisions for your nearest and dearest first, then leave the remainder, or part of the remainder of your estate to one or more preferred charities.
If you are making a residuary gift, the following text can be used in your will:
"I give to Irish Mission Agencies Partnership for (insert name of partner or project) of (insert address of organisation), all (or a fraction) of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same".
A pecuniary bequest
You state in your will that a specific sum of money will go to a particular charity, or charities of your choice. In the case of Irish Mission Agencies Partnership you may want to specify a particular partner or project or even state a type of ministry activity as partners do change.
If you are making a gift of a fixed sum or specific item, the following text can be used in your will:
"I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath (the item specified) to Irish Mission Agencies Partnership for (insert name of partner or project) of (insert address of organisation), and I direct that the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same".
Arranging a legacy
is really much more straightforward than you might have thought. Here's our quick, three step guide to the best way to leave a gift to a good cause in your will.
- Decide which iMAP mission agency or project you'd like to help. Perhaps you already have a specific area of ministry in mind, or maybe there's a mission or missionary you've always wanted to support but never had the chance. Now is the time to make a list, and decide who you'd like to benefit from your legacy after your death.
- Ask your preferred iMAP mission agency for more information about legacy giving. You should also be able to arrange a confidential, no-obligations meeting with them to discuss how your legacy can best help the causes you care about most.
- If you already have a solicitor, speak to him or her about making or changing your existing will to include your favourite iMAP partner mission agency or project. If you don't currently have a solicitor, it's very easy to find one who'll draw up a will for you. Almost all solicitors provide this service for a nominal fee.
Should I tell iMAP or mission agency or project orgainsers about my legacy?
This is entirely up to you. On the one hand, you may wish to keep this very private matter to yourself. But on the other... mission agencies are extremely grateful for this information, because it helps them to plan their services for the future. So simply by letting them know, you can begin the process of supporting the causes you care about most.
Legacy and will forms
Codicil for a legacy of a specific amount. Legacy leaving a donation for missions.
These forms are provided by iMAP for legacies and wills in leaving funds for evangelical ministries with Irish Missions Agencies Partnership partners and projects. It is important to specify the nature of ministry project or the Partner of iMAP that you wish to support.
These forms are to serve as a guide and it is recommended that they are used in consultation with a solicitor or appropriate legal advisor.
Donation fee on all donations
4% is retained by iMAP on all donations. This is capped at 4% only on the first €5,000 on a single donation.
4% of legacies is retained by iMAP, and this may be adjusted by the donors recomendations. The balance is then used according to the donors instructions.