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GOSPEL

PATRONS

WHAT IS A GOSPEL PATRON?

A gospel patron is someone who is invested and involved in another person's ministry to help proclaim the gospel. These behind-the-scenes partners enable and empower ministries to go much further than they might otherwise have gone. Bancroft Gospel Ministry has had gospel patrons for almost a century. Generous men and women who sacrificially give of their time, energy, and resources in order for the gospel to be taught and spread. Unlike your modern-day philanthropists who will be remembered for giving to good causes, gospel patrons will be remembered for giving to eternal ones. This has been the model ever since Jesus walked the earth, and it continues to be His model today.

There have been many gospel patrons over time who have partnered with individuals and ministries for the spread of the Gospel. Jesus Himself relied on patrons who came alongside of Him and His disciples. Individuals like Mary, Joanna, and Susanna (Luke 8:1-3), who were involved and invested in Jesus' ministry, partnered with Jesus to help further His ministry and His teachings. The Apostle Paul had Priscilla and Aquila (Acts 18: 1-3) and Phoebe (Romans 16:2). Luke's gospel and Acts records were very likely funded by a gospel patron named Theophilus (Luke 1:3; Acts 1:1-2). There are also numerous stories throughout church history of behind-the-scenes individuals partnering with others for the spread of the Gospel.

 

The truth is, Bancroft Gospel Ministry wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for God's grace and individuals who have chosen to sacrificially partner with us over the years. For this, we are humbled and grateful. Thank you!

HOW DO I BECOME A GOSPEL PATRON?

There are numerous ways for you to partner with us in the Gospel. Below are a few categories with various opportunities for you to make an immediate Gospel impact!

Please contact us if you have any question or would like to partner with us!

prayer

There is nothing more powerful and appreciated than prayer. Being a faith-based mission, we believe in the power of prayer as the sole means by which our needs are met. We believe that God hears and answers our prayers and the prayers of those who partner with us, and it is always so encouraging and confirming when the Lord answers our prayers. Above any other means of partnership, we desperately desire that you would partner with us in prayer that the Lord would not only meet our needs, but, more importantly, also to continually use Bancroft to reach people with the Gospel!

DONATE

Even though we are a faith-based ministry, we still believe that God moves on the hearts of His people to partner with us financially for the furtherance of the Gospel and the advancement of His kingdom. This is the most immediate means to partner with us in the Gospel.

 

The Lord continues to prove Himself faithful through individuals, like you, to financially sustain Bancroft Gospel Ministry. If you are interested in partnering financially with us, please click the "Donate" button below!

service projects

  • Pressure Washing buildings

  • Painting outside of buildings

  • Painting inside apartments and recreation building

  • New sidewalk and handicap ramp for the Chapel

  • Sewer connection for the Chapel

  • Screen in the Store Pavilion

  • Concrete walkway for Grace Apartments 8 & 9

  • Mulch swing set and playground areas

  • Build deck around pool area

  • Repair counselor bathroom in Hope Cabin Bathhouse

  • Concrete pad outside paintball shed

  • Finish electrical work for garage

  • New roofs for camp house and Wonderland house

  • General maintenance

general needs

  • Camp tractor

  • 10-12 channel audio mixer and speakers for chapel

  • Mini split heat pump systems for chapel, Grace apartments, and cabins

  • Fans and lights for pavilion outside camp store

  • Garbage disposals for Dining Hall

  • New roofs for Camp House and Wonderland House

  • Electrical re-wiring for Brunswick House

  • Funds for replacement of Peace Cabin