In God's HandsThanks to Mary Stanley for sharing this thought:

"A man there was, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away, the more he had." John Runyan from The Pilgram's Progress

Diocesan Staff Contact: John Oaks

The Society of the Magi

 Society of the MagiTHE SOCIETY OF THE MAGI

The Society of The Magi was created by the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis as an umbrella legacy society to promote and support the faithful stewardship of God's gifts and resources.   All who have named their church (or other Episcopal institution) as a beneficiary in their estate plans  belong to the legacy society of the beneficiary church or institution first and The Society of The Magi second.   All who have made such provisions are invited to join the Society by notifying us of the gift, regardless of the size.

Help us identify those who have already made such provisions in their estates. May we come and talk with your congregation about planned gifts?

John Oaks is your contact.  Phone: 317-926-5454, ext 7; 800-669-5786, ext. 7; Fax 317-926-5456 or oaks(at)

The fruits of a planned gift go to the beneficiary church or institution.  No funds go to the diocese unless the diocese is a named beneficiary.

For the current membership list, please click here.

Annual Giving

"The time has come!"  

The time has come to be working on your annual financial campaign. 

In case your financial stewardship team has not come up with a plan for a 2014 annual campaign, here’s a suggestion:

A complete six week campaign designed to begin October 5th and end November 9th has been compiled by TENS and is available to your church free through our diocesan TENS membership.  Here is the link (password required):

Even though it is a complete package it takes some planning to implement it.   Considering that it may be difficult to hold planning meetings in the summertime, it seems that right now might be the time to get the ball rolling.

 Failing to plan is a plan to fail…let’s talk! 

Contact John Oaks for the password: oaks(at)

 Phone: 317-926-5454, ext 7; 800-669-5786, ext. 7

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