During 2014, the Academy of Preachers will launch a focused campaign to raise $15,000 through the use of social media; this will be an important piece of our annual fund-raising efforts whose goal in 2014 is $220,000. All money raised supports our initiatives to Identify, Network, Support and Inspire the next generation of Young Preachers.
The Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis continues its generous support of the Academy of preachers, providing approximately 57% of our anticipated expenditures for 2014. Other revenue comes from program fees, sales of advertising and products, and interest.
All donors to the Academy of Preachers are considered part of the Gospel Preaching Society (GPS), a national coalition of Christian benefactors investing in and supporting the next generation of Young Preachers.
Every dollar given is used for programs for Young Preachers including the National Festival of Young Preachers, the emerging network of Gospel Catalysts, and an expanding network of local, regional and denominational Festivals of Young Preachers.
Donations through this web site or by check mailed to our office constitute one effort by the Academy of Preachers to sustain and expand our mission and programs. We also receive grants from foundations, interest from our AoP reserve fund and endowment, revenue from the sale of items (see our on-line store), and of course, fees from those who attend our events or advertise at our advents.
Consider making a gift through PayPal, even a monthly gift through an automatic bank transfer.
A gift of $15,000 will under-write the cost of a regional festival, like those in Texas, New England, and Nashville in 2014.
A gift of $8,000 could cover the cost of a denominational festival, like those with the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church in June of 2013.
A gift of $5,000 is enough to publish our annual book of sermons, like this year’s “Uncommon Sense: Jesus and the Renewal of the World.”
A gift of $1,400 enables one young preacher attending the 2014 National Festival of Young Preachers in Indianapolis in January of 2014.
A gift of $1,000 allows one young preacher to attend one of our summer preaching camps.
A gift of $500 provides a registration, housing, and food scholarship for one young preacher to attend the National Festival of Young Preachers.
A gift of $100 can cover the honorarium of one preaching specialist to help evaluate the sermons of the young preachers.
NOTE All gifts are tax-deductible based upon the letter of non-profit status and tax exemption received in 2013 by the Academy of Preachers from the Internal Revenue Service. Unless otherwise directed by the donor, 15% of each gift is placed in the Academy of Preacher Reserve Fund, which functions as a quasi-endowment for the long term support of the Academy of Preachers. We appreciate your support. Call Dr. Moody (859-229-8642) to discuss how your gift can provide a transformational experience for young preachers.