Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

The Benefits of an Estate Plan


Our free Planning Your Legacy guide is designed to encourage you to think about how you want your assets to be distributed at your passing, and to assist you in gathering the information your attorney will need. The process will be much easier, less expensive, and help fulfill your desires for family and the Lord’s work.


An estate plan should give you peace of mind knowing that important and sometimes difficult decisions have been made to care for you and your loved ones.


An estate plan is designed to help you provide for both you and your family. With a good estate plan, you can give loved ones the property you have acquired in the right way, at the right time, and at minimal cost.


A good estate plan will protect you in your senior years. It may be important to designate a specific person to manage your property; help doctors and other medical staff with important decisions; and make certain that you are receiving the best possible care. An estate plan can increase your lifetime security and also achieve your goals for family and charity.

Spiritual Legacy

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 clearly illustrates God’s ownership of all. An estate plan acknowledges that ownership; helps to prepare the next steward; and ensures that your final act on earth is one of good stewardship.

How do I get started?

We have designed the Planning Your Legacy guide for your benefit. Feel free to take the time to move through the different sections. You may, however, need to come back later and fill in more detailed information. Most of this information you will know or have readily available.

What if I have some questions?

When it comes time to decide on the distribution of your property, you may have some questions. There are two resources that will help you.

In addition to the explanations within our free guide, we have a wealth of online estate planning information on our website. Feel free to visit our website and learn about wills at www.okumf.org.  We are always available to help.

Contact David Battles at 800-259-6863 or send an email to dbattles@okumf.org  to get a FREE COPY of the Planning Your Legacy guide. Don’t wait any longer to plan your legacy of love!


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