Transfer The Blessings

Transfer the Blessings is a gift planning program that helps Christians include gifts for the church and other ministries and missions in their estate plan. Take a look at the videos to the right to see how the Transfer the Blessings works.

Transfer the Blessings helps Christians...

... Prepare a Christian preamble to their will as a witness to their descendants of their faith and their support for the mission of the church.

... Create financial instruments that enable you to give your entire estate to your descendents and a portion to the charity or charities of your choice.

... Avoid unnecessary taxes and other legal problems that sometimes arise.

Our TTB representative is Scott Radden. You can email him at or call (618) 977-4049 for more information or to make an appointment. Scott is located at:

     LCMS Foundation
     2408 Lebanon Avenue
     Belleville, IL 62221-2529

Scott works for the LCMS Foundation, a non-profit organization of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. He is a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Belleville, Illinois. 

For more information about the LCMS Foundation, click here.


Transfer the Blessings Activites as of June 30, 2017

Thirty-five members attended a presentation.

Four members have created estate plans.

Nine members have participated in Discovery Meetings.

Estimated Bequest Dollar Amount: $930,000

Estimated Bequest Dollar Amount Designated for Good Shepherd: $476,000


Transfer the Blessings Documents/Samples

Creating a Christian Preamble

Sample Christian Preamble

Transfer the Blessings Sample Diagram




Scott Radden


Overview of Transfer the Blessings



How a Gift Annuity Works



How a Donor Advised Fund Works