If Jesus was able to get a two-drachma coin from the mouth of a fish He could have certainly personally come up with what was needed to fund His ministry! Instead, women and others paid for the care and feeding He and others required. Why? For their benefit, not His. Those who funded His work received a blessing and served as a blessing to others. Jesus had a “mutual benefit society” going. It’s the same with Christian Financial Ministries. Although He hasn’t given me the power to pull money from the mouth of a fish, He has brought folks who have already covered the costs for you to be part of His Academy. I simply ask you to Pray It Forward and Donate It Forward to help make it possible for others to receive this same blessing. His “mutual aid society” continues to be alive and well here at Christian Financial Ministries. In addition (and this is critically important) you are welcome to receive His blessings through Christian Financial Ministries if the Lord equips you and leads you to pray and donate a lot or a little. NOTE: Naturally all donations are fully tax-deductible.
Some folks say this approach to ministry won’t pay for our continuing development and operating expenses much less make it possible for our Coaches to earn an income. I disagree! Why do I disagree? Because I didn’t just dream all this up. I know this support approach is counter-intuitive to normal ministry operations and “best practices.” However, I sense this is exactly the approach the Lord would have you and me follow. Therefore, I continue to trust and believe that what seems impossible with man is possible with God.
Blessings, Rev. Bob Louder, MBA, PhD, President Christian Financial Ministries