Virtually every church who has ever scheduled
our ministry over the past 30 plus years have found our suggested
financial "formulas" listed below to be very conservative
and more than reasonable. However, if for any reason you have a
ME ANYWAY !
Even though this is my "full time occupation," and the
way I support my family....I am obviously not doing this to "make
money." If necessary, I am even willing to try to pay some
of my own expenses and mileage costs myself, if that is all that
might prevent you from booking a meeting or meetings. Other
than the basic expense fee and mileage, I primarily rely on the
free-will love offerings that are received to support our ministry
and family. There is no mention by me at our presentations about
financial needs, money or offerings.
I truly desire to serve you and your congregation through this unique
ministry in such a way that the truth of scripture is clearly conveyed,
you are encouraged, the church family uplifted, and God receives
all the glory.
Please read the information below carefully....it is very easy to
follow. If you have any questions or need specific mileage figures
etc....contact me in any of the following ways:
me at ....................
|Randy Davis/ DCM
177 Eastlake Street
Branson, Mo 65616
would be happy to schedule a time to come to your church in person
and can come for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 sessions...your choice!!
Closer Ministries is a full time Christian ministry primarily funded
by the 'Love Offerings' or free will donations of individual churches.
Our policy is to never make pleas for money or even to make the
needs of our ministry known publicly. We trust the Lord to
provide our needs through church love offerings and donations from
presentations that are shared require many hours of preparation,
even though most of them last only one hour in length. Our
ministry also requires an unusual amount of electrical equipment
(multi-colored easel lights, overhead projector, sound system, etc.)
plus many necessary supplies. A full-size pickup and cargo
trailer is used for transportation.
though an unusual ministry such as this is costly to operate, we
still rely primarily on the free-will love offerings that are given.
In addition to the offerings, churches use one of the conservative
"financial formulas" listed below to figure remuneration.
If you are
holding one session only (Example: A Sunday morning or evening
service or week night service) all we ask from the church to help
cover our basic expenses is $175.00 plus $.49 per mile (round
trip) for traveling expenses. (The "Basic Fee" amount helps
cover the costs of printing, postage, chalk, paper, lights, promotional
materials and office supplies.) In addition to the basic
fee, we ask that a love offering be taken at the close of the
presentation and be added to the basic fee and mileage.
This allows people to give as they feel led to do through the
love offering and keeps the actual expense to the church itself
to a minimum.
and Mileage) + Love Offering
you are holding 2 sessions (Example: Sunday morning and evening
or any 2 services combination) the same formula is followed except
the per session fee is reduced to $150.00.
and Mileage) + 2 Love Offerings
OR MORE SESSIONS
When overnight accommodations
are necessary, the church also provides lodging at a local motel.
(It need not be first-class or fancy, a Motel 6 or Super 8 is adequate.)
If the church chooses to provide meals, one per day is sufficient.
you are holding 3 or more sessions such as a Revival Series or
Evangelistic Crusade or some type of special meetings, again the
same formula is followed except for the per session rate is reduced
even more to $100.00.
Series = ($300.00 and Mileage)
+ 3 Love Offerings
Series = ($400.00 and Mileage)
+ 4 Love Offerings
Series = ($500.00 and Mileage)
+ 5 Love Offerings
(The 5 Session Series is the most popular)
OR SPECIAL EVENTS
some situations it may not be appropriate to take a love offering,
such as in a banquet setting (Father-Son / Mother-Daughter / Christmas
/ Valentine / Thanksgiving etc.) For any banquet or other
special setting where a love offering is not received, the financial
formula used is:
can be made for churches that are very small or financially
unable to meet the formulas above. If for some reason
these 'Financial Arrangements' will not work out for you --
I am still willing to come for whatever your church can do.
Hope to hear from you soon!
I Corinthians 9:14-19
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