Types of Sponsorships
Sponsorships for National Preachers
Once each national preacher has satisfied the initial requisites of accountability, efforts are made to secure the monthly sponsorships below. 20% of each sponsorship is set aside for accountability expenses (international travel, postage, correspondence, wire transfers, personnel and program administration). All sponsorship funds designated for the preacher in excess of the regular monthly amounts go 100% to the national preacher.
3 Ministry Sponsorships @ $40 / month each
Primarily purpose: Used to meet the needs of the pastor, his family, and his ministry. These sponsorships free the national preacher from having to work a second job, and allow him to focus fully on his ministry. From each of these $40 sponsorships, the national preacher receives $32 while the other $8 is used for accountability expenses.
1 Outreach Sponsorship @ $30 / month
Primary purpose: To provide the national preacher with resources for his evangelistic efforts (Bibles, literature, transportation expenses, etc.). All national preachers sponsored through Gospelink are actively involved in evangelism, but often lack the resources they need to be most effective. From the monthly sponsorship of $30, the national preacher receives $24, while the other $6 is used for accountability expenses.
1 Training Sponsorship @ $20 / month
Primary purpose: To cover the expenses of ongoing ministry training. All national preachers sponsored through Gospelink have already been trained for ministry as outlined in 2 Timothy 2:2. In most cases, they have also received training through a seminary, bible college, or institute. One monthly sponsorship of $20 will allow the national preacher to continue taking courses, purchase books, and attend workshops which will sharpen his ministry. From this amount the national preacher receives $16, while the other $4 is used for accountability expenses.
Sponsorships for Program Administration
GO Link International
The acronym GO stands for General Operations. This sponsorship helps to offset the general expenses incurred to operate one international office (such as telephone, postage, supplies, utilities, equipment, personnel, training, translation and travel). GO Link International sponsors receive a monthly newsletter, as well as a quarterly report from the national director of the country they are assisting.
GO Link America
This sponsorship helps to offset the general operating expenses incurred in operating the home office (such as telephone, printing, postage, supplies, utilities, equipment, personnel, training and expansion). GO Link America sponsors receive the monthly newsletter, but do not receive a quarterly report.