Question:

I am a fellow Christian myself and a casual reader of your web site. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for the wonderful ministry (web site), especially the Q&A section. The sound doctrine has helped me build up some basic theology foundation, as well as learning more about God. I am really interested in supporting your works, though I am not financially capable at the moment. In what way would you suggest I pay my fair contribution to the church? I will keep the church and the vast amount of people you are helping in prayers.

Thank you and praise the Lord.


Answer:

I'm pleased to hear that you are finding the web site useful. The church in La Vista is pleased to offer the gospel message without charge. The church is not seeking donations or funding. "What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel" (I Corinthians 9:18).

If someone really wants to help with the costs, the church won't reject it, but we want to make it clear that our goal, if the Lord so wills, is to keep spreading the Word of God through the site and through personal teaching in this area whether there are outside funds or not. Nor do we accept advertising. We do not wish to taint the message with any appearance of teaching for monetary gain (I Timothy 6:3-5).

Many aren't aware that La Vista is actually a small congregation of about 35 people. They help support me in my work, but I also work two part-time jobs to make ends met so that I can continue preaching in this area. People sometimes refer to the staff here, but there is just me typing away at a computer every chance I get. I mention this to explain why I am unable to keep up with all the questions and comments I receive.