You are receiving this annual please-give-b-money email because; 1) I do not want to have not because I have asked not (this is me asking you for your money) and 2) I somehow have your precious email address.
The purpose of the is NOT to guilt you into supporting b but to ask you to consider giving to b. The summer is a difficult time for b so we send this out during the summer to help us be ready for September and the start of our ministry year.
b invests our time, talents and energy into ministering to those in full time/part time Christian ministry and those preparing to enter into full time Christian ministry. We do this locally and throughout the world.
Primarily, we meet with pastors. This ministry was born out of my own experience of meeting with pastors for spiritual direction at youth pastors and pastors’ conventions. I discovered that many were going through, dealing with, very difficult realities in their life and ministry and did not have anyone they felt safe to share their struggles with. My heart broke for these individuals and God used all this to lead me to start b in 2005. b is currently meeting monthly, locally and globally, with well over 125 people in person and via skype – providing them the opportunity to unburden their hearts, and to open, reconnect with God, rekindle their first love, to explore and discover what God is doing in their lives and what God may be inviting them into.
We have written three books; Journey with Jesus, Discernment, God's Will and Living Jesus, Journey with Grief (which cam out this year and won an award this year). Additional we created free online videos and handouts to help those in ministry make use of them that are available for free on the b website. The videos we have produced for Journey with Jesus and Discernment, God's Will and Living Jesus have been viewed all over the world—39 different countries, mostly USA, Canada, United Kingdom—with over 200 views per month last year. We also designed a resource entitled Does God Really Loved Me that we helped write the content of—7 weeks of daily devotions, 7 videos and 7 small group sessions which is now being used in dozen of Churches here and abroad.
We also have a new book due out in early December entitled Seeing Jesus with New Eyes. This is a devotional resource that encourages the reader to look at the gospel in new ways. It will be comprised of 120 daily reflections and provide questions to help the reader to enter into the material in thoughtful and reflective ways.
We are involved with two different seminaries, teaching and meeting with students, professors and administrators, we work with individual churches and denominations, lead retreats, work with church staffs provide monthly musings, online materials (studies, videos…for free), offer training, provide guidance and design sabbaticals for pastors. In the past year we have averaged over 3000 visit to our b website per month.
b also travels internationally coming alongside pastors and missionaries in various countries for multiple day retreats.
Additionally this we help stock the library of a new retreat house four pastors and their families. It was a joy to order hundreds of dollars of books to filled the shelfs of the new retreat center.
The bottom line is this - our ministry is dependent on donations. We need people like yourself to support b by giving a one time gift or monthly gifts, big or small. All donations are tax-deductible. SO please prayerful consider sending a gift to b this month— b-ing.org > Donations — to b this summer. We gladly receive donations (all of which are tax deductible - b is a charitable nonprofit organization - 501c 3) big and small.
You can also email donations to:
2803 Turnbull St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Please make check out to b or b ministries.
Thank you for considering support b.
naming, embracing, and owning my beloved-ness and yours,
beloved of God and the founder and executive director of b