Prayers For Provision
Your support is important to our work at Ambassadors of Reconciliation. There are many ways you can contribute towards our mission, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. A few of our current needs are listed below. The price tag of these items may appear daunting but please do not let that discourage you.
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:20-21)
One of the ways we fund this Ministry of Reconciliation is through the sale of resources. Most of our resources are self-published so our margins are very good. Several of our key resources are ready to be printed again which takes a significant investment. Our print runs are generally about $5,000 each. We order this volume to keep our unit prices low. We have need for three such printings for a total of $15,000. Many resources cost just 20% of the retail sales price to print. Investing in the ministry this way not only gets transformational reconciliation resources into the hands of God's children but it also yields 5:1 financial leverage. In other words a $1,000 gift will turn into $5,000 of revenue over a couple of years. A $5,000 gift turns into $25,000.
Every computer in our office is getting long in the tooth. We have immediate need for two laptops for traveling staff for whom we've not been able to provide one. The other three traveling staff are in need of new laptops as they are all more than several years old. We hold our breath every time we take them from our briefcase. Finally, our bookkeeping computer is the oldest of all and on its last legs. We have need for a total of six computers at roughly $3,000 each for a total of $18,000.
Webinar Software Subscription
As we kick off our Christian Reconciler Initiative we seek to offer regular continuing education opportunities through webinars and other electronic means. We are looking for someone to gift to the ministry an annual subscription for webinar software costing roughly $1,000/year.
Mobile App Subscriptions
We presently have two mobile apps that we offer. We pay $50/month/app for a subscription to the host service for them. While one is free to the users, the other generates revenue to cover most of the cost of the pair. We are seeking someone to gift the the lifetime subscription amount of $1,000 for each app. With this investment, AoR will realize the benefit of $100/month immediately and a 3:1 leverage over five years. Your $2,000 gift yields $6,000 of direct benefit over five years.
A Reason For Hope Reconciliation Conference
The 2018 Built On The Rock Reconciliation Conference was nothing short of a stunning, and humbling success! We learned of dozens of stories of how the Holy Spirit directly impacted those in attendance and we look forward to the many stories of how He will work through these reconcilers in the future. We were so grateful to all who were able to join us for that event and we're looking forward to our 2019 conference. While we look forward to our next conference, we need significant financial support to make that a reality. Putting on this conference is a monumental task and we'll invest nearly $40,000 in non-compensated time to make it a great event. We are seeking $40,000 of direct support for the 2019 A Reason For Hope Reconciliation Conference.
Christian Reconciler Initiative
Our Christian Reconciler™ Initiative is a three year strategic program with goals to:
Launch the Christian Reconciler Certificate Program in Fall 2018
Establish 200 Reconciliation Ministries in churches around the country
Equip 1000 Christian Reconcilers
Directly serve 5000 people with Christian reconciliation priniciples
At Ambassadors of Reconciliation we receive requests for services and training from all over the world. It's heartbreaking to turn these opportunities down for lack of funding. In the past year we've received requests from every continent but Antarctica. The latest such request is to teach reconciliation to Spanish speaking pastors, seminarians and other church workers at a seminary in south America. The estimated cost for this event is $8000. We have a Spanish speaking instructor ready to go. All we need now is the funding! Will you help?