Realm Account

Questions About The Legacy Foundation?

Contact Alan Prass, Executive Director, at or call the church office at 618-277-4659. 

Eternal gifts connecting people to Jesus Christ now and for future generations.

The Christ Church Legacy Foundation, in cooperation with The Barnabas Foundation a  nonprofit corporation, was established in 2016 to identify and develop opportunities for planned giving. Our purpose is to endow and support the future needs of our church’s ministry and mission by encouraging our members to remember Christ Church in their wills, trusts, retirement accounts and life insurance designations.

Christ Church members give generously of their time and resources to support our vision of connecting people to Jesus Christ, now and for future generations.  The Christ Church Legacy Foundation provides these generous members to further this vision through planned giving.

Leaving Your Legacy

As a member of the church, you have committed to a journey of knowing, loving and serving God as you grow in your faith. A gift to the Christ Church Legacy Foundation is one way of furthering your lifetime commitment and stewardship by remembering the Foundation in your will or trust or as a designated beneficiary of another asset. A legacy gift is a way to provide support to the church’s mission and ministries in the future.

The Christ Church Legacy Foundation ensures the long-range financial growth and sustainability of Christ Church. To do this, the Christ Church Legacy Foundation has established two types of funds.


The Ministry Fund supports those activities that happen within the church

  • Construction, acquisition, maintenance, improvement, and sustenance of the real property of Christ Church
  • The employment and professional development of the employees of Christ Church
  • The Christian development of Christ Church members and volunteers
  • Overall financial security of Christ Church

Our Funds

The Christ Church Legacy Foundation has given prayerful consideration to establishing the funds that are currently in place. Click the links below to learn more about the existing funds. The Christ Church Legacy Foundation Board follows donor input to set up funds that support missions, ministries and future needs. Each potential gift/fund is subject to approval of the Administrative Council of Christ Church on behalf of Christ Church.  

If a donor wants to designate a gift for a different purpose than those stated above, it must be approved by the Christ Church Administrative Council. 

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a planned gift to the Christ Church Legacy Foundation to help ensure the future ministry of Christ Church. The Christ Church Legacy Foundation can help you determine which type of gift is the best fit for your charitable giving goals and financial objectives. Below is a description of the many ways you can give.