God’s Great Commission has commanded us to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. This is not only a mandate for Touching Lives but also a command for every individual believer. While it is impossible for any one person to touch the entire world on his own, it is possible to impact literally millions of people through your faithful support to this ministry.
How You Can Help Touching Lives and Dr. James Merritt
|The absolutely best thing you can do for Touching Lives is to pray fervently for people to be affected by our work. Pray for list souls in desperate need of a Saviour. Pray for Dr. Merritt's preaching to be received by the hardest of hearts. Pray for the Spirit of the Living God to move mightily and bring revival to a world in great need.|
|Financially supporting Touching Lives can occur in several ways. You can donate directly to the ministry, and you can purchase resources directly from Touching Lives. Please know we place a very high value on proper management of all funds received as Touching Lives has willingly joined the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.|
|We'd like to get to know you better. Connecting with our supporters provides great encouragement and joy to the entire staff here at Touching Lives. We always appreciate hearing your stories, praying for your needs, and listening to your concerns.|
Protecting Your Gifts--What integrity means to Touching Lives
Integrity in all that we do, spiritually as well as financially, is a pillar of our ministry. Because your trust in us is so important, our finances are audited yearly and we have willingly joined the Evangelical Council for Finanical Accountability (ECFA).
The ECFA is the financial "good housekeeping" seal of approval for ministries like ours. Members must adhere to strict fiduciary, and ethical standards relating to donations, disbursements, and even the makeup of the board of directors.
- Touching Lives Report by ECFA
- View the Video Below
Touching Lives is a Member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability- What that means to you from Touching Lives on Vimeo.
Accountability to God is vital, but people form their impressions of both people and organizations by looking at the outward appearances (1 Samuel 16:7). The basis for establishing ECFA and developing Standards of Responsible Stewardship is stated clearly by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 8:21 (NIV): "For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men." Or, as the New American Standard puts it in verses 20 and 21, "taking precaution that no one should discredit us in our administration of this generous gift, for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men." The Standards, drawn from Scripture, are fundamental to operating with integrity.
The ECFA Standards are seldom changed, providing members a steady baseline for consistent application of the Standards. The brief statements included in the Standards have significant implications; the Standards are simple but not simplistic. These are not Standards that allow for grading on the curve. Rather, they are pass-fail Standards. If a member fails even one of the Standards, it is disqualified from ECFA membership.
All donations to Touching Lives are tax-deductible. Touching Lives is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization (Federal Tax ID #582181292).
If you have any questions about how your gifts to Touching Lives are used to share the Gospel, please contact us at 1-800-413-1131.