Ministry Services

“It changes who you are when you realize that there’s something bigger than yourself.”

– Robin H. *
Athens, GA

Go and make disciples of all nations...and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Matthew 28:19

The Mission of Generosity

God has developed faithful donors as financial partners, many of whom have been entrusted with significant resources. One key to accomplishing your organization’s mission is to inspire both current and prospective donors to radical generosity. Blue Trust Ministry Services helps ministries effectively identify and serve affluent and super-affluent donors to inspire radical generosity and fulfill their mission.

Since 1979 Blue Trust staff have has been helping clients to be more generous by applying biblical wisdom to their financial, estate, and philanthropic planning process. We believe faithful biblical stewardship leads to financial peace of mind, and financial peace of mind leads to joyful – even radical – generosity. We’ve learned what motivates people to give generously and we are excited to share these findings with you.

Blue Trust Ministry Services helps faith-based ministries more effectively serve affluent and super-affluent donors by increasing the effectiveness of key generosity indicators in their donors’ lives. It is our hope that your strategic plan, combined with our staff’s four decades of experience providing biblically based philanthropic advice to generous donors, will greatly accelerate the accomplishment of your God-given mission. The key indicators for radical generosity include:

  • Achieving financial peace of mind (stewardship)
  • Establishing financial “finish lines” (freedom)
  • Articulating a clear and compelling mission (motivation)
  • Inspiring interactions with ministry representatives (relationship)

Ministry Service Offerings

Donor Development Training, Coaching, and Consulting

  • Implementing Donor Discipleship model to increase giving level and longevity
  • Training and coaching board members, executives, and development team
  • Strategic planning to accomplish ministry’s development objectives
  • Providing regional/local support to development team

Donor Event Strategy, Messaging, and Follow-up

  • Assisting with strategy for national, regional, and local major donor events
  • Inspiring generosity through strategic giving messages
  • Creating asset-based giving messages emphasizing “why” and “how”
  • Assisting with team’s post-event follow-up strategy

Planned Giving Strategy and Support

  • Developing planned giving strategy (or supporting existing strategy)
  • Establishing financial “finish lines” to encourage increased generosity
  • Assisting major donors with complex gifts, wealth transfer planning, legacy gift planning, follow-through, and documentation of gifts

Stewardship and Generosity Resources

  • Providing stewardship- and generosity-themed books, articles, newsletters, and blog posts
  • Conducting planned giving seminars and webinars for major donors
  • Developing strategic giving interviews and podcasts with ministry leaders
  • Access to Blue Trust Speakers Bureau

Blue Trust may provide Ministry Services to non-profit ministries as an informational resource. Any resources provided to ministries outside of a written agreement between the ministry and Blue Trust are solely informational in nature and not intended to constitute specific investment, financial, legal, tax or accounting advice. Any such resources are provided “as is” without warranty or guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness, or timeliness. Blue Trust does not guaranty and is not liable or responsible for any particular outcome to the ministry in using the resources. Use of the resources does not create a client relationship with Blue Trust. Ministries may engage Blue Trust for specific ministry or other client services subject to the terms of a written agreement with Blue Trust.