Some of you may wonder what happens with the $15/month we are asking for this week. You’re curious if your donated resources are being used wisely at Adventist Today.
To answer that question, we would point to what we’ve been saying all week in these appeal messages about what we are doing and what we’d like to do with your support. We can also offer three things we are not doing:
- We don’t have an office complex to lease, own, or maintain (not to cast any aspersions on any other Adventist organization) so that’s not where your money is going. Everyone on our team works from wherever he or she gets access to the Internet; from home, or a cafe, or a work setting on personal time, etc.
- We don’t have employees with salaries and benefits packages to cover each month. Every one of our team members is an independent contractor who receives a modest sum to coordinate work or is paid cents-on-the dollar for the words they write for one of our publications. And in some cases, people donate their services as their way of supporting the mission and ministry of Adventist Today.
- We don’t have large travel budgets to go to meetings in North America, or around the world. There are occasional events where we send a representative of Adventist Today to do some reporting or acquaint the event participants with our resources. But for the most part, we coordinate our team and educate our readership through Webinars, FaceTime or Skype. If we can piggyback on personal travel to get together, we do so to enjoy having each other in the same room (which provides optimal communication) but that is rare.
Is there something that you believe you could cut back on, or do without, or never start consuming to be able to support Adventist Today at $15/month which is just 50 cents per day?
If you did that, it would mean the world to…..
- someone in a developing country who is reading progressive Adventist thought on AT’s Facebook page and wants us to provide more to be able to counteract the prevailing uniformity of thought and action being pushed locally in his country or congregation
- someone who a long time ago gave up going to the local church, but who every year shows up at camp meeting, or every-so-often at her academy alumni weekend, and is pleased to keep up with the church of her youth by reading Adventist Today resources
- someone in a first-world rural community who feels he is all alone in considering other options than the ones clung to by the majority in his local congregation
- a pastor who is faithfully fulfilling her calling in a local congregation, but privately is dealing with her doubts in a constructive way by reading the fresh winds blowing through the pages of Adventist Today’s print magazine or online channels
Thank you so much for your sacrificial support.