RegardingDonated Funds & Appropriation
The intention is for the ministry to evolve into a proper NPO(Non-ProfitOrganization), therefore this ministry will rely upon the contributions of those God moves upon to donate; in order to have and provide resource to those in need relevant to the ministry's purpose. Since we are in stage one of the ministry, it is currently a one man operation facilitated, operated, and resourced by myself alone. I am currently awaiting official approved, registered, and licensed status for Return to Grace as an NPO; so for now any donations will be on a strictly "open gift, " basis. This means any funds sent are considered a "free will," donation/gift, and may or may not qualify as a deductible expense depending on the amounts given and local, state, federal statutes regarding such. This also means that as such, I would be under no legal obligation to appropriate the funds as I have stated below; however, this is a matter of integrity and is of vital importance that I and this ministry be transparent. It is my desire to be honest and to provide as much clear and complete evidence of appropriate use of funds received, and I am willing to do whatever is reasonably within my sphere of influence to ensure your gifts are evidenced by facts and proof. Please be aware of this.
However,please keep in mind your primary and first obligation is to God in relation to your home church; 10% of your income should first be given in that respect to fulfill your tithing obligation. Also, take care of yourself and your family as next priority; as it is a scriptural principle to be responsible for such. Third, neither God nor I, "Want your wallet," but your heart and dedication to God, in Christ as Lord and Savior.
Should you choose to give, this is how the funds will be appropriated. First 10% of all revenue will be directed back to the kingdom at my home church. Next 20% will be set aside specifically for crisis and emergency resource for those in critical situations of immediate need. Next 10% will be used for general maintenance of the site, and facilitation of the ministry in relation to that. Next 50% will be general ministry funds used for: providing the resource e book and physical copies to those wishing to carry the torch of restoration but don't have the resources to afford purchase; without costing them a red cent. Also for training, equipping and educating the Body to combat backsliding, meeting transportation, housing and living expenses for those who are traveling and progressing the kingdom and the message of restoration, etc. Final 10% will be appropriated as resource for myself to be able to commit full time to this ministry, so I can meet basic needs without having to detract from the time and efforts invested in this calling placed on my life.
**HOWEVER**I will honor requests if individuals, groups or organizations wish to fund specific aspects of this ministry as well,(I.E. if you wish to donate specifically to crisis relief, resource acquisition/distribution, etc.) Funds and public posting of record/expense will be limited to the 80% relative to the ministry aspects; I will not be posting general details on the 10% allotted tome; only evidence of the amount(s) that 10% totals. **
I will post regular and quarterly public record of expenses, receipts, and revenue used from each dedicated appropriation in order to be accountable and have all contributors confident that what is received is directed specifically as stated in integrity. Donors will be identified by first name and last initial, date of gift received, amount given, appropriation breakdown so each can review and confirm said donation and appropriation. Tax obligations will be paid out ofthe 50% general appropriation except for the 10% appropriated to myself as facilitator and sole ministry capacity; as such I am responsible to meet tax obligations for that myself. ( Any surplus from amount set aside for projected tax obligation will be given to local charities that help those in need; IE., food banks, crisis intervention, etc.) Should the appropriation breakdown need adapted (adding staff, adding resource, etc.) I will post public addendum to amend current format.
(In the event of a bounced or returned check you will unfortunately be liable for the associated costs, but not for original amount stated in the donation records; this is only because the ministry and workof the kingdom cannot afford to have negative financial impacts without accountability. If you aren't sure you can afford it, simply don't give. I want you to be healthy, and have your own needs met; not stretch you thin and risk compromising your ability to be self-sufficient; and I certainly don't wish for anyone to neglect tithing obligations for that would be robbing God.) I will make copy of the check/order, mail copy back; and receipt relative to the funds used will be emailed to donor. If interested in contributing by check or money order, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give further instruction.
Remember, your support and contributions are just as appreciated in the form of prayer, testimony, and fellowship. God will provide what is necessary monetarily one way or another. Thanks for all your support and God Bless!