- Young Preachers
The Academy of Preachers is conducting a campaign called QR92. This is an effort to secure 92 donors who will initiate monthly bank transfers as a way to support the AoP. You can join this effort by clicking on the “Donate Now” icon above. The QR comes from our use of a QR code (see the banner on the home page). The QR92 campaign was launched on AoP Day, June 23, with six people pledging a total of $370 per month; it will conclude October 25 at the end of our Nashville Regional Festival of Young Preachers. 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 gifts and grants, program fees, sales of advertising and products, and interest. Later this year, we will launch our first AoP Chapters; so chapter dues will become a new revenue for our work.
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 this website, even a monthly gift through an automatic bank transfer. During four months of 2014 (from May 23 to October 25), we are seeking 92 people who will sign up for a monthly bank transfer gift. The number 92 is the number of Young Preachers who came to our inaugural Festival of Young Preachers in 2010. You can participate in our mission to the rising generation of Young Preachers through any of our “Donate Now” buttons on the web site or by using the QR92 graphic.
How your generosity will help a generation of young preachers:
A gift of $15,000 will under-write the cost of a regional festival, like those in Texas, New England, and Louisville in 2015.
A gift of $8,000 could cover the cost of a denominational festival, like those with the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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 National Festival of Young Preachers.
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.