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Dear Journey friend, 

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Click here for Kevin's video presentation of this campaign: https://youtu.be/_KtYMPLK-l4

If you've been part of our community, or following the Journey ministry, you likely know that Claudia and I have been ministering to Christian Singles in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond for over 7 years. We've hosted bi-monthly Friday night events, and about a dozen dating and relationship workshops for great groups of singles. We see this type of ministry as the greatest need in the Christian church today, a time when there are now more single adults than married across the nation.

Though these trainings we've seen dozens of successful marriages and relationships form over the years.

Here are some words from some of our students:

“Rather than having to navigate through the relationship jungle on my own, I’ve learned from the wisdom of Kevin & Claudia. This is just the kind of equipping that our home churches need to provide. It is so practical.” (Lori L.)

“Not only have I developed more successful relationships, but the tools they teach have greatly helped me in my relationship with my fiancé (now wife).” (Lamont Jones, San Jose, CA)

“The ideas in the workshop are not only helping me prepare for my future marriage, but are also so applicable to my relationships while single.” (Joyce, L., Silicon Valley, now married)

“This course takes you into a higher realm, where best practice, biblical solutions, and real-life stories help you achieve your relational destiny!” (Peter T., now married)

After considering where we've seen the greatest ministry fruit, we recently decided to turn our attention from the bi-monthly evening singles events and focus solely on the relational training aspect of Journey. As a result of this new emphasis, we need the help of our Journey community who have been blessed by the ministry over the years.

Our goal? To increase our training for Christian Singles, and see greater success in their dating  and relational lives.

How?
  1. Through continued workshops like our "Great Relationships Series" and our "Dating for Keeps" workshop (which require much more workshop and resource preparation).
  2. Through the development of online workshops.
  3. By producing training DVDs and materials.
  4. And, by editing and making available online the dozens of Journey video talks over the years.
Our Request
To accomplish these goals, we are requesting the help of those that have been blessed by our ministry over the years. If you would like to sow into your future relational life and/or that of other singles, this is a great opportunity. (You will also receive a charitable tax deduction receipt.)

The Difference Your Gift Makes
Your gift, no matter the size will make a great impact on the lives of single Christians, by helping us grow our training and equipping to them through workshops, online trainings, and other types of mentoring. In addition, your financial seed sown in faith will reap a harvest of blessings on your own dating, relationships, and present/future marriage. (*Later in this description, we'll outline the special thank you gifts we want to offer you for participating in this campaign.)

*Click here for Kevin's video presentation of this campaign: https://youtu.be/_KtYMPLK-l4

Crowdfund: Goal Details   

Immediate Goal:

  • Ongoing Meetup membership installments (for the hosting of our singles meetups) - $180 / year = $90 / 6 months
  • Audio/video editing ($1,800 for contractor) to get started – for at least one DVD albums for Dating for Keeps workshop, Victorious Mindsets for Successful Dating & editing of Journey talks
  • Marketing/ads for local events and trainings ($300 minimum)
  • Personal Assistant (to help with administration work, record/book keeping, overseeing A/V editing, posting ads, Eventbrite and punchbowl events, and social media posts.) ($300/mon for 6 months = $1,500)

       Total Immediate Goal = $3,780 (for funding of projects over the next 6 months) 

        Higher Faith Goal:

  • Honorarium for extensive time required to produce more training materials, youtube videos, podcasts, books, and connections with pastors. (6 months x $1,000 = $6,000) This will provide a minimal stipend to allow Kevin to take some time away from other work to devote to producing these materials. 
        Total Immediate & Higher Faith Goal = $3,780 + $6,000 = $8980 


Funding Options:
We will gratefully receive gifts in the following forms:

1. Through the donation option on this "GiveSendGo" campaign website. (However, take note, if you give this way, you will not receive a charitable donation receipt.)
2. A one-time gift (check or credit card) through our non-profit umbrella, Joy to the World Foundation, at this link:
http://www.journeyforchristiansingles.com/donate/
*This umbrella organization will receipt you for charitable tax deduction purposes.
2. A monthly installment gift (check or credit card) through the same foundation, above.
3. A donation of services, stock, or even a vehicle to help fund this campaign (which can also be done through the above foundation).

All gifts, no matter the form, will be added to this "GiveSendGo" campaign running total.

 

Thank You Tokens:

For your generous gifts, we want to provide the following tokens of thanks to you:

  1. For every gift of $25 or more, we want to give you a personal shout out and access to one of first edited audio messages to singles, after completion.
  2. For every gift of $50 or more, we will be sending both a personal shout out, and access to two newly edited Journey video messages from our archives (after editing completion).
  3. For gifts over $100, we will be providing a personal shout out, and 5 new edited Journey video messages.
  4. For gifts over $250, we will send out the above gifts (in #3) plus the opportunity for you (or someone else) to attend a personal relational mentoring small-group session (with 3 total participants).
  5. For gifts over $500, we will be giving the above gifts in (#4) plus a DVD album of the first “Dating for Keeps” workshop once it’s edited.
  6. For gifts over $1000, we will be giving the above gifts in #5, plus five personal one-on-one relationship coaching sessions.

Prayer:
We also appreciate your ongoing prayer that the Lord would bless this campaign and the various Journey training projects we are launching during this season. Pray that many lives would be blessed and numerous great relationships and marriages would be formed.

More Workshop Attendee Endorsements:

“Kevin and Claudia’s relational coaching helped prepare me for marriage. In July 2013, I was married to my wife in Vietnam.” (Ron Tanikawa, San Jose, CA)

“This workshop is a spiritual detox!” (P. Kwok)

“I loved the workshop. Thanks to Kevin and Claudia. Your blessing prayer was really beautiful. I could just feel God using you!” (Scott G.)


We ask that you would prayerfully consider the part the Lord may be directing you to play in this campaign, and these projects to bless Christian singles!

Gratefully in His Grace,

Kevin & Claudia Paterson
Journey for Christian Singles
http://www.journeyforchristiansingles.com/

 

Anonymous

2019-05-14 06:01:28

Thank you for your commitment to christian singles in the last seven years through the Journey ministry. It's been a blessing for me and am grateful for the friendships I have formed through the ministry. May you be blessed in all that you do!

Anonymous

2019-05-14 03:22:41

Thank you for all you do to help singles be in healthy and God-honoring relationships!

Anonymous

2019-05-10 23:58:29

Thank you for your good work.

Ronald H Tanikawa

2019-04-19 01:52:49

Glad to support the Journey for Christian Singles ministry

Anonymous

2019-04-17 19:29:05

Thanks for your generosity!

Anonymous

2019-03-10 21:36:17

Thank you so much for your generous donation! May the Lord bless your life abundantly and grant you great favor on all your relationships and divine appointments in this season! Kevin & Claudia

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