Check or Bill Pay, Send to:The Narrow Path
P.O. Box 1730
Temecula, CA 92593
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Your bank likely has Zelle, and its FREE. Some banks now also have a "Repeating Payment" Zelle option: it can be set up for monthly donations, for example.
When using any of these for the first time to donate to The Narrow Path, please e-mail us or put your e-mail address in a Memo. Otherwise we have no way to get a tax receipt back to you.
If you have or sign up for a PayPal account, you can avoid the inappropriate 2-3% fee for payments. When you donate this way, the funds come from your PayPal balance or linked bank account or debit card.
Click the blue button below, log in to your PayPal account, select "Send or request money", then "Send to Friends or Family", then fill in the "Send money to" box with "Donate@TheNarrowPath.com", click Next, fill in the amount to donate and add a note, if you want. Click Continue; for "How do you want to pay" choose your bank account or PayPal balance, then click Next. Finally, the last page gives you a summary so you can edit or click "Send Payments Now".
If you have or sign up for a PayPal account, you can avoid the inappropriate 2-3% fee even when you donate via credit card.
Click the blue button below, choose or fill in the amount to donate (be sure "Share" is checked unless you wish to remain anonymous), click Donate Now, then log in to your PayPal account.
The PayPal Giving Fund will send you an e-receipt immediately, but they notify us only on the 25th of each month, so our receipt to you (if not anonymous) will come on about the 26th.
You do not need a PayPal account to donate using a credit card. Just click the "Donate with Credit Card" button below, then (1) fill in the amount, (2) click Continue, (3) chose "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" at the bottom, then (4) fill in your contact and card information.
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Bookmark the link Amazon Smile to TNP and support us every time you shop.
To make The Narrow Path a beneficiary of your estate, just add some words to your insurance policy, will, or living trust, such as:
"I give and bequeath the sum of $_____ (or __% of my estate), after taxes and debts have been satisfied, to The Narrow Path, Inc. (FEIN 26-0772143), a 501 (c) (3) corporation and charitable organization, located at (e-mail Donate@TheNarrowPath.com for the physical address), to be used for the general purposes of the said organization."
You can now give appreciated shares of stocks and mutual funds, or bonds. Have them sent to:The Narrow Path Inc.
You may be able to get a tax deduction for the full value of the asset but not have to declare the appreciation as income. Talk to your tax advisor.
For example, if you bought 100 shares of IBM for $10,000, and it is now worth $12,000, you may be able to get a tax deduction of $12,000 and not report the $2,000 appreciation as income.
Questions? E-mail Donate@TheNarrowPath.com
There are two separate financial concerns related to keep ing The Narrow Path going as a ministry to the body of Christ.
The first is the support for the radio program. Like most Christian programs, we purchase airtime from radio stations so that the broadcast can be heard in their coverage areas. We have no sponsors or underwriters, and we have nothing for sale through our radio broadcast or our website. Because of our policies, the program is heard commercial-free. That maximizes the available time for dialogue with callers.
Everything we provide is without charge to the user. No one receives any requests for support from us, either in their mailboxes or in their e-mail. To minimize mailing and administrative costs (as well as junk mail in your mailbox), nothing but a simple receipt for gifts to the ministry with a short newsletter is sent to donors four times a year. We do not sell or give out donors names to other organizations.
We meet expenses as the Lord provides through free-will contributions from those who appreciate this ministry. Every contribution made electronically, or by check made out to“The Narrow Path”, goes entirely to paying the costs immediately associated with the ministry. That includes our payments to radio stations and for equipment directly related to the broadcast. There are no salaries, employees, or overhead costs (e.g., no office, no staff, no studio). Our current costs for airtime on the stations carrying the program are in excess of $50,000 per month (early 2018).
We interpret God’s provision, or lack thereof, as an indicator of God’s will concerning our continuing presence in any particular broadcast area. Contrary to common policies in the Christian radio industry, in order never to incur debt, we pay stations in advance each month, for the time we have contracted to use, rather than paying afterward. If we ever cannot pay in advance for a given month on a given station, we will stop broadcasting on that station, rather than to incur debt to this ministry.
When and if there is a surplus of income, above monthly expenses, the money is applied to securing airtime on additional radio stations, or to something similarly related to the direct expansion of the radio/internet ministry (e.g., the replacement of necessary broadcast equipment, etc.).
The second issue is the matter of Steve’s personal finances. Steve takes neither salary nor stipend for any of the work done on the radio or the website. He does not charge for his various speaking engagements, and often travels at his own expense. He does receive about a dollar per copy sold of his books, as a royalty payment from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Nothing donated to The Narrow Path goes toward Steve’s private or family expenses, except for the occasional donation specifically designating this as the donor’s desire.
Steve’s personal income is derived from a variety of sources. The primarily source is unexpected gifts in the mail, followed by speaker honoraria, book royalties, etc. In the past, whenever such sources of income were not available or adequate, Steve has taken regular wage-employment in secular jobs (though this has not been necessary since 1983). Steve’s availability to do the radio broadcasts is, therefore, dependent upon his ability to meet his financial obligations without getting another full-time job.
Through the above-mentioned means, the Lord has provided for Steve to support himself and his family of five children in a no-frills, debt-free lifestyle, since 1971. Steve does not believe in charging or receiving a salary for any type of ministry performed, nor does he believe in soliciting personal donations, or letting anyone but God know what his current needs may be. These are convictions gleaned from the examples of Jesus and the early Christians, and the early influence of George Mueller, Hudson Taylor, and Rees Howells. Gifts sent to Steve personally, for his expenses, are not tax-deductible to the donor.
Management of the website, the Bible Forum, the podcast ministry, the YouTube channel, and a variety of other services, are provided by various unpaid volunteers: James Cateno, Mark and Christine DeVries; John and Lisa Kent; Jarrod Baumann; Christopher Arndt, Frank DeRemer, and Timothy Pearson. Those who appreciate and benefit from this ministry are greatly indebted to these zealous and humble servants