The Living Church Foundation finds itself today, by God’s grace, at a crossroads of creativity, riding a wave of healthy business success and sustained growth — due, in large part, to an influx of new leaders, the best and brightest of their generation. They have joined our staff; they fill the pages of our flagship magazine and write for our popular blog. The circulation of The Living Church has steadily grown for five years and continues to move from strength to strength; Covenant now leads the conversation of the whole Anglican Communion. I was 23 and an MDiv student at Harvard when I encountered TLC’s commitment to sowing long-term seeds of renewal by investing in the future ministry of young Episcopalians like myself. TLC’s vision, global connections, encouragement, and prayer changed my life. The Rev. Dr. Zachary Guiliano, Cambridge, England We are more than a magazine. In addition to the news, teaching, and cultural analysis found in THE LIVING CHURCH, our weblog, Covenant, reaches hundreds of thousands of Anglicans worldwide with a team of evangelical and catholic writers. We offer several resources for the worship and prayer life of the Church: The Episcopal Musician’s Handbook, a guide to hymn selection in harmony with the liturgical seasons; Illuminations, a lector’s aid for Sunday worship; and Daily Devotionals, spiritual commentary on the Daily Office readings. Through the Living Church Institute, we are creating new resources for Christian education, and our staff is often on the road to host conferences, lead workshops, and consult. Your gift to the Living Church Foundation serves the revitalization and faith of the Church. Our ministries touch hundreds of thousands of lives each year. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and your donations are fully tax-deductible. We provide several ways to give to the Living Church Foundation: + Living Church Endowment Fund TLC’s first ever endowment campaign is focused on funding the Living Church Institute, an ambitious suite of educational programing and ministerial enrichment. Our strategic goal is to draw out hundreds more leaders: to attract them, encourage them in their faith, and help to send them into the Church as ordained and lay leaders in confidence and hope. Where We Are With the addition of the Living Church Institute and its imaginative programming, one can see that a thoughtful, theologically serious, and vibrant future for the Episcopal Church depends on the strength and vitality of the Living Church. The Very Rev. Ian Markham, Dean and President, Virginia Theological Seminary In-person teaching. TLC’s editors and dozens of colleagues have organized or are now planning more than 25 public conferences, seminars, courses, and teaching days across the Church — in the U.S., Canada, England, in Rome, and in the Holy Land, in close collaboration with multiple seminaries, dioceses, parishes, and independent institutions. And this is just the beginning. Visit livingchurch.org/tlci/ for an up-to-date list, and for photos, papers, and press coverage from past events. Expanded publishing. We now have in development a new line of pamphlets, curricula, catechisms, and books for teaching the faith to all ages. Later this year, the Living Church Institute will publish a set of 21 pamphlets entitled Anglicans Believe, given to brief, accessible introductions to the Christian essentials, written by some of the best teachers the world over. Next, we will publish a set of practical catechetical resources for families in partnership with Church of the Incarnation, Dallas. Fresh Sunday school and confirmation curricula will follow. The ministry of TLC opened our imaginations to serving in the Episcopal Church, nourished in us a sense of belonging in the Anglican Communion, and provided a community of like-minded colleagues. Through this vibrant network, our minds and ministries have been transformed. The Rev. Clint and Theresa Wilson, Nashville Leadership development and discipleship. The Living Church gathers and serves a broad network of leaders, influencers, teachers, and creative thinkers, and shares their gifts with the wider Church. This work takes place all around the world but has found a new center in our second office in Dallas, which presents an ideal laboratory for theological research and teaching, meetings, and sustained attention to formation and discipleship. Our Need. The potential here is vast, and we need further resources to realize it. The present endowment campaign will fund, first of all, a Director of Programs, to oversee TLC’s burgeoning educational ministry, and to organize the dozens of young leaders who offer their talents free of charge. We have $1 million in pledges already. We are seeking $500,000 more, by December 31, 2018. This $1.5 million will serve as the beginning of a permanent endowment, the income of which will fund — more and more, over time — creative, independent programming in service of historic orthodoxy, and the organizing and equipping of faithful leaders for the future. Is God calling you to invest in us? The Living Church is, without question, the most important organizing force in American Anglicanism and among the most creative ministries in the wider Communion. TLC has motivated an impressive group of younger leaders who will prove key to our future flourishing. The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner, Professor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College, Toronto The Living Church is here to stay. Our vision is clear. What we need are creative investors who share our faith and hope for the future, trusting in God’s plans and promises for the Church (see Matt. 16:18). Living Church Endowment Fund By giving to the Living Church, you invest in an independent, entrepreneurial ministry that reaches round the globe to help transform the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Our endowment is invested with the Episcopal Church Foundation, a well-regarded nonprofit ministry independent of the Episcopal Church. Their $300 million program is currently managed by State Street Global Advisors, one of the largest managers of assets in the world. Means of Making a Gift In the providence of God, TLC is strategically placed to engage the next generation of Church leaders in a classic Anglican understanding of apostolic Christian faith. I pray that God’s people will generously support this work. Dr. Grace Sears, Past President of the Order of the Daughters of the King and Vice President of the board of TLC Donors may support the Endowment Fund of the Living Church either by a direct gift of cash or gifts of appreciated securities with long-term capital gains (stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares). Please use the enclosed Pledge Card to make your gift today. If you would like to make a gift from your portfolio to the Living Church Foundation, please contact Dr. Christopher Wells at email@example.com or (414) 292-1240. A Bequest in a Will or Trust: Donors may designate a specific amount, a percentage of their estate, or a specific asset. They may also name the Living Church Foundation as a contingent beneficiary. Retirement Accounts: Donors may make direct gifts from their retirement fund to the Living Church Foundation or name the Living Church Foundation as a contingent beneficiary of the fund. Often retirement funds are the most heavily taxed asset of an estate. 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