The Endowment Fund – Permanent Gifts to Sustain our Ministry

What is the Endowment Fund?

  • A way to leave a legacy to help sustain and expand the ministry and missions of Rush Creek Christian Church.
  • A financial strategy to enable increased support to underwrite the costs of RCCC activities.

How are Members and Friends being asked to contribute?

  • The Fund is not intended to compete with the regular giving of members, nor diminish in any way the responsible stewardship by present and future members.
  • The church recognizes gifts to the general operating budget and regular payments of the building debt as primary.
  • The Endowment Fund is an invitation to make an additional contribution over and above your normal giving to help underwrite the costs of RCCC activities.

What is our goal with the Endowment Fund?

  • Our goal is to establish a Permanent Fund which will strengthen the church financially and sustain its ministry in the community.
  • A minimum balance of principal of $50,000 must be maintained before any earnings may be used.
  • This is a Board approved goal for Rush Creek

How is the Endowment Fund Used for the Church?

  • The Endowment Fund is a long term investment account for our Church.
  • All bequests and gifts to the Fund are applied directly to the principal of the Fund.
  • The RCCC Finance Committee manages the Fund in conjunction with the RCCC Board.
  • Each year a small percentage may be spent from the Fund. The amount to be spent will be divided approximately 1/3 for Outreach, 1/3 for Ministry and Program needs, and 1/3 for any outstanding church debt.

How do I make a gift to the Endowment Fund?

  • Please contact the Minister, RCCC Treasurer, or a member of the RCCC Board or Finance Committee to make a gift to the Endowment Fund.
  • Please mark any contribution made to the church with the designation of “Endowment Fund ” on your check or gift.
  • Gifts to the Fund may be cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, tangible property, life insurance, annuities, trusts, or other investment assets.
  • A gift can be made to the Endowment Fund at any time of the year.
RCCC Designated Gift Endowment Form

A Statement of Thanks
Rush Creek is very grateful for the multitude of talents and gifts that exist in our church. We appreciate and are thankful for any gift that can go to sustain and expand our ministry and keep the mission of this congregation vital in the community.