In response to your kind requests for how you can financially support Bible805, after a lengthy search of various donation formats and systems, and trying some that didn’t work very well, I’ve decided on Kofi, (my site is https://ko-fi.com/bible805) which provides the most support and options for you as supporters, as well as providing a safe source for donations. You can give any amount you wish; one time or on a continuing basis, through a variety of ways including credit cards, Paypal, and others.
Kofi charges the Bible805 ministry $6 a month and above that, do not take any cut of contributions. In addition, Bible805 is charged a percentage by Stripe and Paypal, but that is standard with any credit card or online financial service.
Bible805 is not a nonprofit at this time. CLICK HERE for another article that briefly explains why.
Your donations help fund the creation of the content for Bible805—the videos, podcasts, blogs, and other materials in these ways
Much of what is available through Bible805 is free to anyone who benefits from it—everything on this website, the podcasts, videos, and social media inspirations.
I do charge a small fee on the Bible805 Academy for totally editable, copyright-free teaching resources, ($36 a year; $5.99 a month) that is far below industry standards so that the material is available to anyone who needs it and it is offered for free if anyone needs it and can’t afford even that charge.
To support these materials I don’t take any outside advertising or participate in any affiliate arrangements. That was a difficult decision to make, to not do that as advertising and especially affiliate marketing (where you mention or promote stuff for a fee) is how most online businesses and even ministries are supported, but I have seen it abused so much that years ago I decided to not do that and I believe that decision was pleasing to the Lord.
However, the costs are considerable to create all that is available through Bible805
Your support will help pay for the operating costs including software, hardware, hosting services (I pay a premium for a secure server from a very trustworthy Christian company), and the various online software subscriptions for image creation, video creation, and editing, email services, needed to create the materials I pass on to you for free. They are free to you, but the costs keep mounting for what it costs me to create them. The ministry has never paid for itself, or for its own operating expenses and it has become necessary for it to do that.
In addition, my goal, our Lord willing, is for the Bible805 ministry to support my labor to create the materials. At present I work another job to pay my bills, living expenses, and for the ministry costs. I realize the primary reason the ministry has not paid for itself or for my work to produce the materials is that I have not asked for support, but life is such now that it is needed.
I put in many, many hours researching and creating the materials for this site, and then doing all that needs to be done to put them into the various formats needed currently in any teaching ministry. Juggling job demands can be challenging.
I look to the Apostle Paul for my example. When he first went into an area, he worked as a tentmaker until he got established. After some time, the people he ministered to were able to support him and he could devote more time to ministry. I pray that the materials I’ve created have established that Bible805 can be trusted to continue to create and have available Bible teaching resources that will not only enable you to know, trust, and apply the Bible, but also through the more recent Bible805 Academy to teach them.
If the products and resources of Bible805 are useful to you, I pray your support will share the load of the costs of the ministry by contributing through the new Bible805 donation site.—it will be appreciated greatly. I am committed to continue to create all I can for as long as I can for Bible805 regardless of any support received or not, but I do pray for your support as I believe that the Lord will both bless the Bible805 ministry with it and you for supporting it.
CLICK the following link if you’d like to financially support Bible805: https://ko-fi.com/bible805
Many thanks and blessings to you for your support, financially and in your prayers.
Yvon Prehn, Bible805 content creator, writer, and teacher for Jesus