Make a difference and Partner with us today.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support of Mighty Fortress International Ministries. You are personally invited today to become a MFI partner with this ministry. Your monthly financial partnership makes it possible for us to share God’s unconditional love and grace hope in our community and around the world through weekly worship services, online streaming, and media resources. Without YOUR HELP, this would not be possible. Our desire is to continue sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and reach as many as we possibly can reach with the message of God’s love. We are so excited about all the wonderful things that God has prepared placed in our hearts to accomplish in His name.
Partnership with Mighty Fortress involves a covenant connection. Our goal is to minister salvation, healing, hope and restoration to a dying world. It is a blessing to commit to assist Mighty Fortress with fulfilling its God-given destiny to impact the lives of millions by spreading the Gospel worldwide. Every soul that is saved through this ministry and lives that are transformed is credited to you by God for your partnership through this ministry.
What Is a Partnership? a Partner?
•Partnership is a covenant relationship between people who support one another in the achievement of a common goal.
•A partner is “one who shares responsibility in some common activity with another individual or group.”
•A Vision Partnership of Mighty Fortress is “someone who is committed to this ministry and shares in fulfilling it’s vision.”
•Partnership is “the relationship between people who support one another in the achievement of a common goal.”
By no means is partnership just an avenue through which to raise finances. Instead, it involves a mutual exchange of faithfulness. Bishop Thomas R. Williams faithfully and actively pray on behalf of our Vision Partners. They declare the blessing—the empowerment to prosper and excel—on our Vision Partners. Vision Partners of this ministry have a right to connect to the anointing that is on this ministry so that they, too, can prosper spiritually, socially, mentally, physically, emotionally and financially. Dr. Williams and the entire Mighty Fortress family strive to reciprocate in meaningful ways the commitment that our Vision Partners show. As far as we are concerned, all of our Vision Partners are VIPs (Very Important Partners)!
•Pray for God’s blessings to be on you
•Study and diligently seek the Word of God
•Be an example of God's Holy written Word
•Minister to you monthly through the teachings of Dr. Williams
•Periodically offer special gifts for your spiritual edification and growth
•Be good stewards and operate with integrity and excellence
•Attend meetings in your area
•Always pray for Dr. Williams his family and Mighty Fortress Ministries
•Contact us periodically to inquire of schedule events
•Actively strive to recruit new Vision Partners
•Support us financially with your monthly pledge: "Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account” (Philippians 4:17).
What Is Our Vision?
Our vision through Mighty Fortress is to Empower Believers with the Word of God. Our goal is to teach the Word of God with clarity and understanding so that it may be applied to one’s everyday life to bring about victorious results. Our prayer is that God would grant you the strength and grace to seek His great treasures." The Blessing of the Lord maketh one rich and he adds no sorrow with it.”
According to Ephesians 4:16 and 1 Thessalonians 3:1-3, together we make up the body of Christ and should therefore support one another. As your partner, Mighty Fortress wants to help you fulfill the will of God for your life. That’s what partners do—we help to maximize each other’s strengths. Furthermore, as you sow toward the manifestation of Mighty Fortress vision, expect the manifestation of God’s vision for your life! Each of us possesses a supply of the anointing—empowerment to prosper. Through partnership, we all play a significant role in building the kingdom of God on the foundation of God’s love.
What Partnership Is Not
Partnership with Mighty Fortress is not a one-sided relationship. Instead, partnership is a mutual exchange of faithfulness. There is no dollar amount required to become a partner. We do, however, encourage you to pray for us daily and give regularly. Partnering with this ministry should be considered prayerfully and done as an act of love for people and in obedience to God.
Partnership benefits are available to you as long as you remain an active partner. An active partner is someone who interacts with the ministry by calling or writing us, ordering products and sowing finances regularly within a 12-month period. After 12 months of no activity, your partner account will become inactive. This helps us to remain good stewards over that which ultimately belongs to the Lord, and also helps us to avoid inundating you with unwanted mail and other forms of communication. The more you interact with us, the more you empower us to help meet your spiritual needs and the needs of others. Also, be sure to keep us updated should your contact information change at any time.
We appreciate all that you do for the kingdom through partnership and we pray God’s continuous favor and blessings in your life! As we strive to reciprocate the commitment that our Vision Partners show us in meaningful ways, we endeavor to provide you with a first-class word.
Our Partner Relations department and Contact Center are equipped to help you maximize your partnership experience. Feel free to contact us at 763.535.9096 for prayer, to share your testimony, order products, make a contribution or to update your contact information. For questions related to partnership, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been empowered to to sow a significant gift or would like to know how you can get involved to support Mighty Fortress. Please phone our special ministries help line at: 763.535.9096. Empowering people and Changing lives . . . We're here for you! You can call on us!
WAYS TO GIVE
CASH AND GIFT PLEDGE
The advantage of this method is that the actual cost of the gift (to you) is less than the total dollar amount given to Mighty Fortress. You can deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income in the year you make the gift. Any excess over 50 percent can be deducted over the next three years. (Future cash pledges should be made either in writing or by means of the pledge card.) Pledges cannot be claimed until the gift is made.
STOCKS AND BONDS
Current market conditions have created ideal giving opportunities for these appreciated assets. If you held the asset more than one year, you can deduct its fair market value up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and owe no capital gains taxes from its transfer to Mighty Fortress.
You can give private, commercial, or agricultural property to Mighty Fortress. If your property has decreased in value, you should consider selling it and contributing the proceeds to receive both capital loss and charitable gift deductions. We prefer that you contact us during the early stages of your planning so we can jointly decide the best use of the property by the church.
Works of art, vehicles, etc. are considered gifts of personal property. Your deduction will depend on the appraised value and how the gift will be used by the church (see appraisal and related-use sections). Gifts of personal property will be considered only after reviewed.
LEAVING A FUTURE LEGACY
Your WILL can include gifts in the form of:
•Cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or personal property.
•Specified percentage of your estate.
•Balance of your estate after family members have been taken care of. Be sure to work closely with your attorney if you want Mighty Fortress to be the recipient of a future gift.
Talk with your life insurance agent to discuss the types of insurance gifts you can make. Insurance gifts can benefit you and Mighty Fortress in many ways. You can make a substantial gift with modest premium payments, or it’s a good use of paid-up policies that are no longer needed for family members.
Naming Mighty Fortress as a beneficiary of a portion of your retirement funds is another option. Be sure to contact the administrator or person in charge of your IRA, Profit Sharing Account, or other retirement plan to list Mighty Fortress.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES
You give Mighty Fortress a gift of money, stocks, bonds, or other liquid assets, and the church will pay you or a beneficiary a fixed amount on a regular basis until death. A large part of this income is tax-free, and you also receive a charitable deduction for part of the gift. This is appropriate for gifts in the $5,000 to $50,000 range.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS
By transferring assets to Mighty Fortress to establish a trust, you or a beneficiary receive a lifetime income. Eventually, the remaining assets of the trust pass on to the church. This gift works well if you need income now. This is appropriate for gifts of $50,000 or more.
RETAINED LIFE ESTATE
If you deed property (a house, summer home, farm home, etc.) to Mighty Fortress, you and/or your spouse retain the right to live in the house for the remainder of your life. You also receive an immediate income tax deduction for the gift. The church will most likely sell the property when you or your spouse no longer needs it.
OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER
A charitable gift to Mighty Fortress should be made on or before December 31 of the year in which you wish to receive the charitable income tax deduction.
If items of personal property (including equipment) can be used by the church, you will receive a maximum allowable deduction. If there is no related use, you receive a smaller deduction. Contact your financial advisors for special related-use issues in giving.
A corporation is permitted to make and deduct philanthropic investments of up to 10 percent of its taxable income. Excess contributions may carry over to the next five tax years.
You must obtain an appraisal for any non-cash contribution which exceeds $5,000. The appraisal summary section of IRS form 8283 must be completed and attached to your income tax return on which the deduction is claimed. No appraisal is required for a gift of publicly-traded securities for which market quotations are readily available on an established securities market.
Your gift will be used specifically for the purpose(s) they were given and treated with the utmost care and confidentiality per your instructions.
All gifts to Mighty Fortress qualify for appropriate levels of recognition from Mighty Fortress.
CONSULT YOUR TAX ADVISORS
The information provided in this document is not offered as legal advice. For legal advice, please contact your tax attorney and tax accountant.
WHERE TO DIRECT YOUR GIFT
Mighty Fortress is the official recipient for all gifts. Checks should be made out to “Mighty Fortress”. Property should be transferred to Mighty Fortress, and property should be placed into the name of Mighty Fortress. You may Direct all gifts, donations, contributions to Mighty Fortress International P.O. Box 1158 Minneapolis MN, 55411
If you need further information, please call 763-535-9096