Our Financial Approach

It may seem strange for some to see a ministry that has monetary value attached to some of its offerings. Isn’t it unspiritual for ministers to charge money for their services? Are you one of those money grubbing preachers? As such, I find it helpful to briefly explain our financial approach for Leon Bahrman Ministries.

Our financial approach concerning this ministry is summed up in two words:

Spiritual Exchange

In commerce there is an exchange that takes place, when products are provided or services rendered, payment (monetary or otherwise) is then paid for the goods or expertise received. This is true for everything we receive in life.

While the Gospel of the Kingdom is freely given (Mt 10:8), the people of God are regardless expected to support the work and the workers however they can.

The services offered by this ministry are provided with the implied understanding of a spiritual exchange. The client receives in the exact proportion to what they’re willing to put into it. This not only applies financially (where applicable), but also in terms of physical, mental or spiritual energy spent. The greater a service is valued, the greater will be the result received.

Two financial approaches:

A service rendered by skill as distinguished from that rendered by grace. The first has monetary value, while the latter is free. There will never be a confusing of what is the ministry of grace, as are the operations of the Holy Spirit (1Corinthians 12:7-11) and services rendered from skill, knowledge and experience. 

1. Services Rendered at Cost

There are several services offered through this ministry that are based on knowledge and a specialized skill set that comes from years of study and spiritual experience. Teaching and speaking ministries, video teachings and spiritual intensives are examples of these offered by this ministry.

Please see our Payment and Refund Policy for more information.   

2. Ministry as Freely Given 

What is considered spiritual ministry is the preaching of the Gospel and discipleship with the working of the Holy Spirit. This includes operating in His gifts, which include physical healings, miracles, prophecy, words of knowledge, etc. All these cannot be bought or paid for. Why? Because they’re freely given by grace, received through faith.

But notice how Jesus instructs His disciples as they went to minister:

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. – Mt 10:8-10.

While the Gospel is freely given, the minister is yet a workman worthy of his hire (Lk 10:7; 1Tim 5:17-18). This means that the ones receiving ministry are to consider donating or supporting the minister as the Spirit leads them.

Traveling is costly, food and lodging are also expenses the traveling minister has to pay. And their time, too, is valuable. It’s simply strange that we pay, are willing to pay for all kinds of services and don’t even blink at the strangest things charged us, but when it comes to spiritual ministry all of a sudden it’s expected to be without charge.

In Conclusion

While the preaching of the Gospel is free, our specialized services will have specific pricing. And ministry that involves travel and lodging is included in that. So while at times these may seem to intersect, they will never be confused.

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Please feel free to donate any amount to this ministry for the furtherance of the Gospel:

For a more indepth study concerning spiritual finances, read our Finances and Ministry page.

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Thank you, and God bless.