Just a little rant

October 26, 2007 at 1:10 pm 2 comments

Since when has giving financially to the ministry of our God been conditional. So KLOVE just finished up their fall pledge drive and they were at it again. During the final hours of their pledge drive yesterday this happened: (paraphrased) “we just received a call that a group of people want to give us a gift of $40,000. But were not going to accept it unless we get 400 new pledges in the next 40 minutes” Now, just hours earlier they were pleading the case that they were going fall short of their financial goal. Why can’t they just accept the gift without strings attached. They have used this coersion tactic for many years and it drives me crazy. Who are we to put stipulations on how God’s money is to be used. Now I believe we are to be good stewards of what God has blessed us with. This is not good stewardship, this is leveraging misuse. I find no biblical standard for the practices they employ while trying to raise their funding. I understand it’s hard to convince folks to give to their cause, but come on, leave a little room for God to work, quit trying to guilt people into giving. OK, I’m done.

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  • 1. Billy Chia  |  October 28, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    Yeah, seems odd.
    Perhaps there’s an advantage to having many people support you with small amounts of money over having fewer large donation givers. The desirability of having more people seems evident to me that when someone is giving thier money to support a radio station they are more likely to talk about it and encourage thier frineds to listen to it. In that sense more people doing that would be more valuable than fewer.

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  • 2. sicstrings  |  October 29, 2007 at 1:15 am

    Yeah, I agree with the thought of “strength in numbers”. What get’s me most is they tell their listeners to trust God as we consider giving to the cause and the use of this tactic doesn’t seem like they are trusting God to meet their budget needs or grow their listener base. I’m grateful for their ministry and realize raising money is no easy task. They did mention that only 10-15% of their listeners support KLOVE finacially. That almost matches the addage “20% of the people in the church do 80% of the work”, but that’s for another post.

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