Imagine that you are in prison in Rome during the 1st century AD. Epaphroditus visits you and brings an offering from the Philippian church. Epaphroditus may also have been a wealthy person, who added to the funds given “in service of the Gospel” by the Philippian congregation. He also labored with Paul in his ministry to the point that he became seriously ill.
In his thank you to the church in Philippians 4:18 Paul says, “But I have received everything in full and in abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.”
Paul saw the Philippian gift—which was very generous—as an offering not to him but to God, using language that would be used in the Jewish temple worship. It was a fragrant and acceptable sacrifice, and act of worship, which gratified God.
But how does this relate to Power Walk Ministries? Your gift to the ministry is not a gift to me or to Power Walk Ministries—we are merely vehicles by which God performs His ministry. The true recipient of your gift is our Lord, who receives your gift as He did the Philippian’s gift—as an action of worship. The vehicle is Power Walk Ministries—but the gift is really to our Lord!
There is another worthy idea here. Epaphroditus also labored beside Paul. That is what you do when you support Power Walk Ministries—you labor beside us—right beside us—for the kingdom of God.
If the idea of clear biblical teaching with immediate practical application interests you or if our training ministry for leaders in small churches in overlooked places appeals to you, I ask you to make a year-end gift to God’s work through Power Walk Ministries. The information below tells you how you can do that. Your gift will increase and expand the IMPACT of Power Walk Ministries.
For His Kingdom,
Paul Cannings, Sr., D.Phil
Ways You Can Make a Gift for God’s Work Through Power Walk Ministries
A gift of stock, ETF, or Mutual Fund—a new capability for Power Walk Ministries: If you have a stock, ETF, or mutual fund that has increased in value, do not sell it, (or you will pay taxes on the gain) instead give it to Power Walk Ministries. Here is what to do…tell your broker you want to give securities to Power Walk Ministries. Call me at 713.818.7851 and let me know the contact information for your broker, the name of the security you want to give, the number of shares, approximate dollar amount, and the date you want to make the gift. I will contact our broker and ask him or her get in touch with yours to arrange the gift. Pretty simple.
For those who need to take a Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from your IRA, you can take part or all the distribution as a Qualified Charitable Deduction (QCD) and reduce your taxable income. For example, if you have an RMD of $20,000 you can take a QCD of $1,000 as a gift to Power Walk and reduce the taxable amount of your RMD to $19,000. Your IRA custodian can help you do this.
You may also give conveniently via one of our methods shown below:
- Scan the below QR barcode for your preferred financial platform.
- Visit our Donate Page at powerwalkministries.org/donate (via PayPal, debit, or credit card). You can also help us by purchasing Christian books and CDs for yourself or to encourage someone else.
- Call 281-260-7402, 8am to 5pm (CST), Monday through Friday
- Mail a check to Power Walk Ministries, P.O. Box 920517, Houston, TX 77092. Please include your return address.
You may also set up monthly automatic donations. You can further help us by selecting the option to cover the processing fees associated with your donation. We are a qualified non-profit ministry; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged for your records.