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So, why a Patreon Page?

I'm ministering to a small town congregation of 90 members, of which most of our members are either pensioners or unemployed.  They do not have the financial capacity to afford a full-time pastor; let alone other ministry expenses and maintenance.

Once, many years ago, they were a fairly big congregation, but due to demographical, environmental and other macro financial changes, they have gradually shrinked and found themselves barely "sustainable".  Sustainable in inverted commas, because God sustains His church, despite demographics, financial difficulties or projections.  Not that we shouldn't utilise these skills, but we should never underestimate the transfroming power of God, through the Holy Spirit, to expand His Kingdom on every breadth of this world.

Wait, Im digressing.  The once big congregation had to prioritise and utilise their finances according to the changed environment they found themselves in. 

So, recenty we were shocked after we've done some inspection on our buildings, how far we fell behind over the years.  Doors falling apart due to exposure to rain and sun, ceilings, roof leaking, etc. It made us realise that we have to prioritise maintenance this year.  Recently, one of our members fell on the slippery floor after some rain - a risk we would not want to take any longer, let alone the lack of accountability of the buildings entrusted to us.

So, why a Patreon Page?

To source funds for our projects, starting with fixing and maintaining our church and facilities.

But wait, there's more!  We have done Strategic Planning by the end of 2016, and decided that...
Vision: we would like to be a community of faith in Graskop, which is a "window on the Kingdom of God".
Yes, its a tall order, but we would like to be such a community through which people would get a glimpse of the Kingdom of God; by looking at us, being with us.

To achieve this vision, we have chosen to be part of the Missio Dei, the mission of God, to proclaim love, peace, reconciliation and justice though which we hope, God will be glorified and His Kingdom will come in Graskop.

Therefore, our work will not come to an end after the maintenance project.  We need to continue with our projects to bring peace, love, reconciliation and justice, (aka, the Kingdom of God)  to Graskop.  That's why, we created this Patreon Page.

What's in it for our Patrons?

Unfortunately, not much :-0.  Seriously, we would love to offer all kinds of offerings some other Patreon Creators do, but we would not want to create an expectation we can't fulfill.

However, what we will do though, is to share with you our congregation, our people, our messages, our sermons, and feedback on our projects. It reminds me about Peter in Acts 3 saying to the disabled begging for money... "what you want, we can't give. But we can give what we have..." the grace of God, the love of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit.

And lastly, we will provide our sponsors with proper financial feedback like good stewardship would require of us.
And lastly, lastly - English is not my mother tongue. Any feedback or suggestion in improving this text, or any content which will follow, is more than welcome!

God Bless!

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$15 or more per month
  • Shout-out in our content.
  • Inclusion on our prayer list (actually, we will include you on our prayer list in any case 😂 ) but I don't know what else to put 😄
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With $100 we would be able to start with painting and fixing our doors, which is falling apart due to weather.
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So, why a Patreon Page?

I'm ministering to a small town congregation of 90 members, of which most of our members are either pensioners or unemployed.  They do not have the financial capacity to afford a full-time pastor; let alone other ministry expenses and maintenance.

Once, many years ago, they were a fairly big congregation, but due to demographical, environmental and other macro financial changes, they have gradually shrinked and found themselves barely "sustainable".  Sustainable in inverted commas, because God sustains His church, despite demographics, financial difficulties or projections.  Not that we shouldn't utilise these skills, but we should never underestimate the transfroming power of God, through the Holy Spirit, to expand His Kingdom on every breadth of this world.

Wait, Im digressing.  The once big congregation had to prioritise and utilise their finances according to the changed environment they found themselves in. 

So, recenty we were shocked after we've done some inspection on our buildings, how far we fell behind over the years.  Doors falling apart due to exposure to rain and sun, ceilings, roof leaking, etc. It made us realise that we have to prioritise maintenance this year.  Recently, one of our members fell on the slippery floor after some rain - a risk we would not want to take any longer, let alone the lack of accountability of the buildings entrusted to us.

So, why a Patreon Page?

To source funds for our projects, starting with fixing and maintaining our church and facilities.

But wait, there's more!  We have done Strategic Planning by the end of 2016, and decided that...
Vision: we would like to be a community of faith in Graskop, which is a "window on the Kingdom of God".
Yes, its a tall order, but we would like to be such a community through which people would get a glimpse of the Kingdom of God; by looking at us, being with us.

To achieve this vision, we have chosen to be part of the Missio Dei, the mission of God, to proclaim love, peace, reconciliation and justice though which we hope, God will be glorified and His Kingdom will come in Graskop.

Therefore, our work will not come to an end after the maintenance project.  We need to continue with our projects to bring peace, love, reconciliation and justice, (aka, the Kingdom of God)  to Graskop.  That's why, we created this Patreon Page.

What's in it for our Patrons?

Unfortunately, not much :-0.  Seriously, we would love to offer all kinds of offerings some other Patreon Creators do, but we would not want to create an expectation we can't fulfill.

However, what we will do though, is to share with you our congregation, our people, our messages, our sermons, and feedback on our projects. It reminds me about Peter in Acts 3 saying to the disabled begging for money... "what you want, we can't give. But we can give what we have..." the grace of God, the love of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit.

And lastly, we will provide our sponsors with proper financial feedback like good stewardship would require of us.
And lastly, lastly - English is not my mother tongue. Any feedback or suggestion in improving this text, or any content which will follow, is more than welcome!

God Bless!

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Tiers
Tier 1
$15 or more per month
  • Shout-out in our content.
  • Inclusion on our prayer list (actually, we will include you on our prayer list in any case 😂 ) but I don't know what else to put 😄