How to Support

Word of Truth is supported entirely by the gifts of those who make use of it. We are not endowed or funded by anyone except our users. We do not charge for any of our Bible study materials, either online or in traditional tape, CD or printed formats. We do encourage your contributions on the basis of your appreciation of the materials and your individual ability to give. Contributions to Word of Truth are tax deductible and will be used directly for the production and distribution of studies of Gods' word.

Contributions may be sent to: Word of Truth, P.O. Box 10514, Kansas City, Mo 64118

About Giving to Word of Truth

It is the firm conviction of the Word of Truth ministry that God’s grace cannot be purchased with money (Acts 8:18-20). Since we want to deny no one access to our Bible study materials, the tapes and literature in this catalog have no price listed. At the same time, it must be realized that though no charge is made, there is great cost involved in producing these studies.

Word of Truth material is distributed to all on a grace basis. This means we rely solely upon God to work within the hearts of His people and give them the desire to support the ministry in accordance with the principles of grace set forth in the word of God. We encourage all who receive Word of Truth material to take an active part in this ministry by praying regularly for the work, introducing others to our materials, and giving monetarily.

In I Corinthians 16:1, Paul teaches that God has given specific instructions concerning giving, “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.” The words I directed translate a word that means command and is used to express specific orders that have been given; God has set forth ordered rules for giving. The following is a brief summary of some of the principles of grace giving that we at Word of Truth pray that you will apply to every ministry to which you give.

Principles of Grace Giving

Giving: Its Responsibility

That Paul expected every believer to take part in giving is taught by plural nouns and pronouns in I Corinthians 16:1-2. “...churches (plural) of Galatia, so do you (plural) also...let each one of you put aside and save....”  Paul anticipated that every believer would take an active part in giving to help meet the needs of the church in Jerusalem. According to Paul’s instructions, under grace, giving is a privilege and responsibility of all Christians.

Giving: Its Planning

Maturing Christians are to plan their giving. God reveals that grace giving requires each believer to develop his own giving plan (I Corinthians 16:2, II Corinthians 9:7).

Giving: Its Regularity

The idea of orderly, systematic giving is taught two ways in I Corinthians 16:2. That giving is to take place on the first day of the week teaches that it is to occur at consistent fixed intervals. The requirement that giving be regular is also emphasized by the use of the present tense form of the verb put aside. The present tense communicates an ongoing action. It could be translated “keep on putting aside.” Grace giving is not a hit and miss, on-again-off-again kind of activity. Giving that is in accordance with the principles of grace is methodical.

Giving: Its Amount

When determining how much to give, consider the following: How much do I have to give from? II Corinthians 8:11-12 teaches that Christians are to give out of what they have, “But now finish doing it also; that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability. For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he does not have.” Simply put, you must have it before you can give it. A second consideration is the concept of proportional giving. I Corinthians 16:2 teaches each is to put aside “as he may prosper.” The amount given is to be proportionate to the manner in which God has financially blessed. How much to give is a personal, private matter, with each believer deciding for himself the appropriate amount.

Giving: Its Attitude

Giving under grace is to flow from the heart as a matter of privilege and pleasure, not as a result of pressure, “for God loves a cheerful giver (II Corinthians 9:7).”