Planning for the future
Our montly budget is on average $33,000. People generally don't like to give to a "black hole," but staff and contractorts need to be paid, web services cost more with increased traffic, and monthly costs need to be covered.
New Class Fundraiser: Historical Reliability of the New Testament, with Dr. Craig Blomberg
Are you interested in learning more about the reliability of the New Testament? In this new Institute level class, Dr. Blomberg explores the formation of the Gospels, the formation of the canon, contradictions that have been raised, and historical corroboration of New Testament details. Our fundraising goal, to recoup the video and audio editing costs for this class, is $3,495. To date, we have fundraised $980. If you like this class would you consider donating today?
New Class Fundraiser: Old Testament Survey with Dr. Miles Van Pelt
Dr. Miles Van Pelt will provide insights on the Old Testament based on the unique perspective that he brings because of his understanding of the text and his knowledge of the original languages. He has an engaging style that will draw you into the story of how God created the world and how has continued to pursue a relationship with us from the beginning. This class was originally set to record in March, but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. The new recording will take place October 5 - 9, 2020. Our fundraising goal is $25,000 for the recording and post-production of this class. To date we have fundraised $9,953. Would you consider donating to help cover the expenses of recording this new class?
Website Redesign Fundraiser
Part of our challenge is for people to understand that free material can still have great value. Perceived value is a complicated issue, but we are convinced that a more professional-looking website will increase people's perceived value of our material. We already have the new design, but implementing it will cost $40,000, which also includes features like significant speed increases.
New Class Fundraiser: Catholicism
This is a seminar that will be recorded October 3, 2020. Thanks to a very generous gift of $8,000, this class has been fully funded.