Your contribution to “The Narrow Path” supports the radio and internet ministry hosted by Steve Gregg
Contributions purchase airtime from radio stations so that the broadcast can be heard in various coverage areas. A very small portion is also used for equipment and maintenance to produce the show. No one, including Steve, is paid a salary, nor are offices leased. Steve and other volunteers work from their homes. 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, which allows maximizes airtime with callers.
Thank you for investing in the Kingdom of God and this ministry. May God richly bless you.
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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 financial concerns related to keeping The Narrow Path operating as a successful ministry to the body of Christ.
Airtime for The Narrow Path radio broadcast is expensive. Like most Christian programs, we purchase airtime from radio stations so that the broadcast can be heard in various coverage areas. We have no sponsors or underwriters, nor do we have anything for sale. Because of our policies, the program is heard commercial-free, which maximizes the available time for dialogue with callers. It also helps substantiate the non-denominational status.
Everything we provide is without charge to the user. We do not flood mailboxes or inboxes with requests for support. 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 periodically throughout the year. We do not sell or share donor names with other organizations.
We meet expenses as the Lord provides through free-will contributions from those who appreciate this ministry. Every contribution designated to The Narrow Path, goes entirely to paying the costs immediately associated with the ministry (which only 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 offices are in the homes of our volunteers. Our current costs for airtime on the stations carrying the program are in excess of $50,000 per month (2019).
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, we pay stations in advance each month, for the time we have contracted to use, rather than paying afterward. WE intentionally choose to keep the ministry out of debt. 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.).
Steve Gregg’s personal support does not come from any of the donations made to The Narrow Path. Steve takes neither salary, nor stipend, for any of the work done on the radio or at the website. He does not charge for speaking and teaching engagements, and often travels at his own expense.
Steve’s personal income is derived from a variety of sources. The primarily source is unexpected personal gifts in the mail, speaker honoraria, and book royalties (about $1/ book sold), 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, nor does he believe in soliciting personal donations, or letting anyone but God know what his current needs may be. His strong convictions on this matter were inspired by Jesus and the early Christians, as well as, the early influence of George Mueller, Hudson Taylor, and Rees Howells. Gifts sent to Steve personally, for his family expenses, are not tax-deductible to the donor.
Management of the website, the Bible Forum, the podcast ministry, the YouTube channel, financials, and a variety of other services, are, or have been provided by various unpaid volunteers: Christopher Arndt (podcasts), Jarrod Baumann (Theos.org & TNP website), James Cateno (TNP website), Don Cooper (digital conversions), Frank DeRemer (finances & communications), Mark DeVries (The first TNP website); John Kent (mobile apps); Jason Kobilan (TNP Facebook Page); Jessica Page (finances & record keeping), Timothy Pearson (digital, editing, YouTube, etc.); Steve Petersen (records & notes), Jeremy White (Matthew713.com). Those who appreciate and benefit from this ministry are greatly indebted to these zealous and humble servants. There are many others who are unnamed who continue to work behind the scenes. To all, we are exceedingly grateful.