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Faith Wills is a new venture for me, borne from my own experiences. As a former pastor, I’ve seen families splintered due to the lack of a will and differing beliefs about how their deceased loved ones would want their assets distributed. As the director of a faith-based nonprofit, I know we are not doing enough to make it easy for donors to leave us gifts from their estate. This is a missed opportunity for both donors and the causes they love. Faith Wills addresses all of these problems. I hope it helps.
A bit about me: I love loves Jesus, my family, a fresh cup of coffee, witty sarcasm, Januarys, Mondays, and brand-new notebooks. (I like new beginnings.)
I’m blessed to have Amy as my wife and be “dad” to our sons, Graham and Tanner. As a family, we’ve lived in Kentucky, Ohio, and Florida, but for most of our time, the Mobile, Alabama area was home. In 2018, we moved to Wyoming to be closer to the things we love to do. Amy, Graham, and I love hiking in the Teton Mountains. Tanner and I love snow skiing as often as we get the chance. Amy and I enjoy camping and kayaking. These outdoor activities help keep me relatively sane.
I’m originally from Arkansas, attended the University of Arkansas, and was a chemical engineer, working in the paper industry. I have an M.Div. from Asbury Seminary and a PhD in Applied Theology from Southeastern Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.
I’m grateful to serve as the national director of QuadW Missional Outreach. When we launched in 2008, we had no plans to expand beyond our own city of Mobile, Alabama. The QuadW Foundation gave us the opportunity to make this a national program and I’ve been amazed and grateful to see the impact grow each year. I love the difference our programs make in the lives of young adults, our partners’ ministries, and the communities they serve.
Why Faith Wills?
Churches and faith-based nonprofits share the love of Jesus Christ with the world. There is no nobler work, nor greater cause.
We created Faith Wills to provide an additional opportunity for supporters to help churches and faith-based nonprofits fulfill their calling. There are enormous needs and tremendous opportunities all around us. Our hope is that Faith Wills will be a new source of funding that helps churches and nonprofits sustain and expand ministries, for the glory of God.
At the same time, the organization is helping its members complete a task that every adult needs to complete, regardless of whether or not they choose to leave a bequest to the organization. The absence of a will often leads to unnecessary stress and difficulties for grieving families. Faith Wills makes completing this task easy and free.
There is absolutely no pressure to leave something to the church or nonprofit.
QuadW Missional Outreach
QuadW Missional Outreach is a faith-based nonprofit led by the founder of Good Raising , LLC , Don Woolley. Though originally started by a group of United Methodists, the organization is non-denominational and works with young adults from a wide variety of denominational and non-denominational backgrounds.
QuadW Missional Outreach provides summer internships and longer-term residencies to young adults. For the summer internship we place teams of young adults across the country to serve under-resourced populations alongside churches and other faith-based nonprofits. For the 9-12 month residencies, our goal is to nurture disciple-making movements led by young adults.
QuadW Missional Outreach develops young adults spiritually so they forever live as servants of God’s mission to heal the world.
Our work is captured by the words transform, serve, connect, and multiply.
Transform. We offer challenging missional experiences that facilitate deep personal growth.
Serve. We serve among the marginalized and disadvantaged, knowing that God changes us when we serve others.
Connect. We partner with churches and faith-based organizations, helping them connect more deeply with their communities.
Multiply. We nurture a movement of young adults engaged in Christian mission, providing resources and gatherings for young adults and those who work with them.
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