Ways of Giving

A Message from the Pastor

 ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

--Jesus Christ – the parable of the talents – Matthew 25:21

Dear Friends and Members:

Grace Presbyterian Church has a great history and a tremendous legacy in Las Vegas.  We began as First Presbyterian Church over 60 years ago and now we have merged with Summerlin Presbyterian and have two campuses in our community. Our faith has been handed down to us from one generation to the next.  Even our buildings, our programs and our traditions have been given to us by those who have gone before.  There can be no doubt that we stand on the shoulders of those who have given of themselves to serve God and His church.

We now have an opportunity through a planned giving program to continue the mission and ministry that has been handed to us from our predecessors.  A program of planned giving is a way that we can continue to build a strong foundation for those who come after us. This webpage and its supporting materials will provide you with resources and opportunities to prayerfully consider participating in a ministry of giving that will bless the church, its ministry and the kingdom of God for years to come.  It is my hope that each of us will be faithful with what God has given so that we may stand with the saints who have heard the words of Jesus, “well done good and faithful servant.”

Jim Houston-Hencken
Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church.

Planned Giving is...


God calls us to make wise and faithful choices about the use and disposition of our property. By planning our future gifts now, we are graciously responding to the blessings in our lives, reflecting our faith that we will continue to recognize God's generosity. Planned gifts create a vision of abundance for the church of the future, empowering its mission to continue long after we are gone.


Planned giving enables you to make a meaningful gift while potentially enhancing your and your family's future financial well-being. It takes into account the many factors of estate planning including:

  • people - loved ones and your church family
  • assets - cash, investments, real property....
  • estate and tax reduction plans