Convenient Giving, Lasting Impact
Mid-America makes it easy and convenient for you to invest in the next generation of Christian leaders. Below are common ways our donors contribute. If you are looking for another way to give or for legacy giving options, please view our brochure or contact our Development office at email@example.com.
“Why I Give to Mid-America”
Give by Credit or Debit Card now
You can easily make a gift to Mid-America on our secure giving website using your credit card, debit card, or checking account. You will have the choice of making a one-time gift or you can easily set up recurring payments. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Give by Check or Cash
Many donors mail their gifts. Simply complete our Giving Form to make a one-time or recurring gift (weekly, monthly, or annually). Make check payable to Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (or MABTS), P O Box 2350, Cordova, TN 38088-2350.
Give a Gift of Stock
Gifts of stock or other securities are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Use our Stock Gift Form as a guide for making a stock gift. You can transfer your stock directly or by providing the transfer information to your broker. If you need more information, contact our Development Office at 800-968-4508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planned and Legacy Giving
Today, there are numerous ways you can support the ongoing ministry of Mid-America:
1. Charitable Remainder Trusts
A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is an excellent way to:
- Benefit Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
- Avoid capital gains taxes
- Greatly increase his/her current income stream
- Receive an instant income tax deduction
- Substantially reduce estate taxes
The CRT allows you to convert highly-appreciated assets into cash flow generators. These then produce income for the rest of your life. After that, the remainder of the assets in the trust pass to Mid-America. Speak to your financial advisor, or call Mid-America’s Office of Institutional Advancement (800-968-4508) for more information.
2. Charitable Bequests
Remember Mid-America in your will. This is a great way to make a lasting contribution to the ministry of the Seminary. After providing for your loved ones, charitable giving creates a legacy that lasts for generations. You don’t have to be rich to remember Mid-America in your will. Your gift will be blessed and multiplied as God honors your heart for seeing the Gospel taken around the world. The key to making charitable bequests is to make the appropriate changes in your will. Speak to your financial advisor, or call Mid-America’s Office of Institutional Advancement (800-968-4508) for more information.
3. Life Insurance
Making Mid-America the beneficiary of a life insurance policy allows you to make a sizeable donation upon your death by making small (usually less than 4% of the gift) annual contributions now. Mid-America receives the full amount of the insurance benefit whenever death occurs. The full value of your estate, however, would remain for the benefit of your family. Speak to your financial advisor, or call Mid-America’s Office of Institutional Advancement (800-968-4508) for more information.