Men I want to raise $50k over the next year to launch seven brothers into full time ministry. That's seven thousand dollars for seven men over the next year. That may sound like a lot, but if each man on the black and gray world donated $200, we'd be done. So why?
We are starting in Cottontown with an old building that needs some upfit. Carpet, paint, sound system, ceiling repairs, bathroom repairs, adding a shower. There are other things, trademark, 501c3, separate books, advertising in the community. We have spent the entire $2k men have already put into this vision. Another $5k is needed now to compete it. In each of these locations, SC, FL, SK, TN, NC, CA, OH, the process will be different, the costs will vary. But if $7 is a fair estimate here, it's fair elsewhere too.
These monies are not all needed today. Some is, but most of it is over the course of the next year. We may launch FL and SK this year, so call it $21 this year and the rest by May 2016. In each case we will be distributing it the same way we do in Disciple, with care and prayer, as needed.
Why should you care? Well first it's a clubhouse for you to bunk in when you are there. And trust me, you men on this page will be traveling more often in the near future as we continue to grow. Second, God has spoken into the lives of these men and given them an urgency to enter full time ministry. That's awesome. Even if God Hasn't called you to that, these are your brothers, and having the financial resources to help them gives you a part in their destiny.
But I saved the most important reason for last: God wants to see those in the MC community saved, and we are going to make a great impact there. Our impact will be much greater than just the biker community, but I have no doubt 1%ers, other club members and independent bikers will find salvation and be rescued from eternal hell fire in DWC.
I want you to give. If you haven't read 2 Corinthians 9 you need to. Some of us our ministry is to preach and plant the seed. Some to water the seed with time spent in prayer and discussions with men. Some reap the fruit of seeing men saved. But all of us can fertilize the seed with cash. If you are hurting financially then you just pray. But if God has given to you, if God has been good to you, if God has blessed you, then now is the time to bless your brothers and see them launched forward.
I want you to get this down inside you and take it back to your men, and talk about giving. Yall can come up with your own idea for giving. Maybe you raise money together as a state and donate that together. Maybe you have a bake sale, bike wash, a run for the pastors we are birthing. If we can have a run for these other causes, why not one to benefit our own brothers?
Some of you may not be able to give but $20, and that's OK. Others might be able to give $2k and make up the difference. I'm waiting to see the largest gift myself, and I will match it. I've discovered I can't out give God, and I'm not willing to ask anyone to do anything I won't. So make me pay!
It's worth it to see your brothers reach their destiny. It's worth it to see souls saved in seven cities every month. After all, what's it worth to you to see a man go to heaven?
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Remember that the person who sows few seeds will have a small crop; the one who sows many seeds will have a large crop. You should each give, then, as you have decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly. And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.
Philippians 4:17-19 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club