- Read and follow all of the instructions on this page.
- If you are not of legal age, we must have signed permission from your parents or legal guardians before providing ministry.
- Read through all information on this page and the articles on The Broken Soul In Depth beginning here. Downloadable PDFs of the articles are available here.
- Contact us here. We will want to talk with you about your needs before scheduling an appointment. We will need your name, address, best phone number, and email for our database.
- Fill out and return the Ministry Support Planning Form (available below), and we will set a date with you for your ministry time.
- Fill out and return the Confidential Personal Inventory form located here. The form must be turned in at least two weeks before your ministry date.
Ministry appointment timesWeek-long ministry is scheduled for four full days Tuesday through Friday. In-person ministry days are typically from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. When Mark is ministering to a woman, it is our strict rule that Mark’s wife, Risa, or another Christian woman be present in our home/office to protect everyone’s reputation.
Online vs in-person ministryWe provide ministry both online and in-person. We see the same quality of ministry results with both methods. Online ministry can be done using Microsoft’s Skype or Apple’s FaceTime services. People have used their smart phones, tablets, and computers for online ministry with equally good results. Of course, for online ministry you will need a reliable internet connection with sufficient speed to support video calls.
Transportation and lodging for in-person ministryWe are not able to assist people with travel and lodging costs. If you must travel from out of town, you will be responsible for your own transportation, lodging, and meals (other than lunch on ministry days–please see below.) We will be happy to help with suggestions for affordable hotel accommodations.
LunchAs long as you do not have special dietary requirements, we provide lunch on all full days of ministry. If you have special dietary requirements, feel free to bring your own lunch.
Financial informationWe are a non-profit 501(C)(3) ministry supported exclusively by donations. We ask that you voluntarily provide the financial support needed to cover the cost of your ministry, as the laborer is worthy of their hire (1 Timothy 5:17-18). We provide donation guidelines for all ministry appointments (below) that must be met prior to the first appointment. We trust that you understand the need for these policies. Since our donation policies are flexible, we live on a variable income. Our low-end recommendations do not meet all of our needs. We do this to make ministry available to as many people as possible. In total, most month’s ministry revenue is lower than our cost of living. Additionally, one of our ministry values is to provide ministry to the financially destitute and homeless. We raise support to cover these costs and do not ask people to cover them with their own ministry donations. For those who can, we simply ask you to donate according to the value you place on receiving your ministry. We do our best to minister to people regardless of their ability to donate. You may request an appointment that is supported at a lower rate than the guidelines in the table below. Your reasons for requesting a lower donation can be provided to us on the Ministry Support Planning Form at the bottom of this page. We grant waivers of full support based on financial need and schedule those appointments based on our ability to absorb the cost of providing that ministry. Typical examples of circumstances for waivers include living on government disability, working for low hourly wages, homelessness, and unplanned financial circumstances that make it impossible to support your ministry over the long term. Since unsupported appointments must be scheduled as we are able to absorb the cost to provide them, wait time for unsupported and under-supported appointments may be longer. For those who are able to support their ministry, donation guidelines are as follows:
|Ministry Type||Suggested Minimum||Suggested Maximum|
|Multi-day ministry. (Usually 4 days plus preparation time, support phone calls, and emails)||$700||$1200|
|Single Day Ministry (Available only after completion of multi-day appointment)||$175||$300|
|1/2 Day Ministry (Available only after completion of multi-day appointment)||$87||$150|
Donations can be made through the “Donation” button in the website or mailed to: 3220 Edmond Ave Waco TX 76707 We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.