Sunday, March 2, 2014

Support Raising

Part of the Rio Grande Bible Institute's ministry is to make Biblical Training as affordable as possible. They do this by having each member of the staff, from the president down to us, build their own Support Team.

A Support Team is made of people pledging to pray for and financially support the ministry of a missionary staff member (for example, Billy and the Video Ministry).
These people send money to RGBI using pledge cards or the internet.

That money goes into the account of the missionary they're supporting, and is used to pay them each week.

Even though RGBI functions as a missions organization, it is also an accredited college subject to all the regular laws and regulations (which means we get a normal paycheck, and can't work for less than minimum wage).

This mission/business approach is extremely effective, as can be seen by comparing the tuition costs of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Rio Grande Bible Institute:

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary:

Rio Grande Bible Institute: 

That makes a degree earned at RGBI $449 more affordable!

Our personal goal is $2,800 a month. Because all of our income comes from our supporters, both the employee and employer taxes have to be raised, totalling 15.65%.
Thus, out of the original $2,800, 7% ($196) will be taken for administration fees, and 15.65% ($438) will be taken for taxes, which means we will be living on roughly $2,166 per month.

If you would like to join our support team, simply CLICK HERE to sign up! The sooner the pledges come in, the sooner we can get to work helping RGBI send biblical training courses out to the world.

And if you have any questions, please let us know! We would truly love to hear from you.

Dios le bendiga!

Billy & Sarah Jackson

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