The $10 Church
The $10 Church plays a major part in fulfilling the need for churches around the world by asking individuals to donate just $10 a month toward construction costs. The combined $10 donations of thousands of people is enough to sponsor the completion of several churches a month.
The inspiration for The $10 Church came from a fundraiser that took place more than 130 years ago! In 1878, a Seventh-day Adventist congregation in Battle Creek, Michigan, needed to build a new place of worship. But the members had no money. After some thought, they came up with the brilliant idea to ask each member to give just one dime a month to go toward a new sanctuary.
This strategy eventually funded a beautiful new church. But it did something else: it strengthened community bonds as everyone worked together to provide the funds. The Dime Tabernacle, as this project came to be called, is an example of how collaboration is a powerful tool!
Maranatha’s $10 Church is based on the same concept. Since 1988, this program has sponsored nearly 400 churches! It has been a great way for many people–including children–to get involved with missions.
Giving to The $10 Church is one of Maranatha’s easiest and most effective donor programs. Simply follow the steps outlined below.
- Give $10 a month specifically to The $10 Church program. This can be done online, by sending a check, or by calling Maranatha at (916) 774-7700.
- Your gifts to the program are pooled with thousands of other $10 Church contributions each month.
- The combined money sponsors at least one church each month.
- You receive a monthly letter about a church YOU helped to build!
You have the option to send a check for $10 a month, request your credit card to be charged monthly, or send a check for $120 to cover the entire year. You can also give more than $10 a month.
The $10 Church Bank
This $10 Church bank is a great fundraising tool for the classroom, office, Sabbath School, or for yourself. Simply set it up, fill with money, and each month mail a check for the amount raised to Maranatha for The $10 Church.
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