“Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust.” (Psalm 40:4)
Our ultimate trust must be placed in God. Yet as the ongoing life of the Holy Spirit in the world, the Holy Orthodox Church must adhere responsibly to government laws pertaining to receiving gifts to the endowment, managing the endowment and properly distributing allocations from the endowment. The article below was written to advise Presbyterian churches on the matter of endowments. It may be useful to the Orthodox parish that desires to establish a legacy and endowment program.
Read this article in a larger font, download and print from a PDF here: Structural Considerations for Parish Endowments