Saturday, August 29, 2009

How Much Does It Cost?

I have been asked quite a few times recently, "How much would it cost to get you to come to our church?" The question is understandable, but it is also a bit foreign to the way we think of our ministry. On one hand, the simple answer is that it doesn't cost anything.

We don't charge any amount, nor do we have any monetary conditions on our coming to any church. We come without any expectations. We trust that God will supply our every need, and He has been faithful to do exactly that. So if your church has no money, we don't really care at all. As long as God supplies us enough gas to get to your church, we can come!

Of course, some churches just want to know what the actual costs are, so basically we figure that it costs us about 65-75 cents for every mile we drive. On top of this we have other expenses like food, RV payments, insurance, and phone bill. We trust that God will provide either the funds or side jobs to cover our expenses, and he always does. Paul made tents, so from time to time, Tom will paint houses or provide audio recording services (we carry professional recording equipment with us).