Haven Ministries takes our financial accountability seriously.
We were a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), which monitors our responsible financial stewardship and integrity. Every donation made is used wisely to help us tell the great story about Jesus. With great thanks to you, God has blessed us for over 85 years so that we can “abound in every good work” of sharing the Gospel (2 Cor. 9:8).
Haven is a Christian charity.
Our objective is to promote the cause of Jesus Christ from a traditional evangelical perspective, as represented by our Statement of Faith. The bible encourages the body of Jesus Christ to generously support those who minister to the spiritual needs of others. The Old Testament allegorically illustrates this when the nation of Israel was instructed to care for the Levitical priests (Lev. 18:21-24). The New Testament more directly confirms this very same principle (Rom. 15:24-28, 1 Cor. 9:11-14, 2 Cor. 8:1-4, Gal. 6:6. Phil. 4:15-18, I Tim. 5:17-18, Titus 3:13-14, Philemon 22, Heb. 7:4-6). Based on this scriptural background, we do not believe it is inappropriate to request your financial assistance in helping us minister the truths of Jesus to a needy world.
But Haven is also a non-profit organization.
As such, the federal governments in both the United States and Canada have acknowledged that our work contributes to the betterment of society and that our ability to accomplish this is dependent on gifts from those whose heart resonates with our mission. To help us meet our objectives, the governments have given us the legal right to designate your gifts as charitable which entitles us to receipt your gift and provide you with a significant tax saving. This is their way of encouraging individuals to support not-for-profit organizations such as Haven.
So as a charity, we are totally dependent on voluntary donations.
Sometimes there is a misperception that radio stations pay us for the privilege of airing our broadcast or that we have sponsors or advertisers who subsidize our costs. Neither of these scenarios is accurate. It is only through the gifts of concerned people such as yourself that we are able to continue doing what we are doing. Since 1934 this has been our policy and God has honored that. We are grateful for your willingness to continue this tradition and to share with us in Telling the Great Story that’s all about Jesus!
The focus of Haven is communication: communicating the Great Story which is all about Jesus.
The primary means of doing this is through our daily radio broadcast, HAVEN Today. By far our costliest budget item each year is radio air-time and, as a result, the largest percentage of your gift will be used for that purpose.
Our secondary means of communication is through our internet ministry. Although this is not as costly as radio, nevertheless there are expenses involved in creating a website, maintaining it, and keeping the content current.
Thirdly, we also communicate the Great Story of Jesus through print form. This includes a daily devotional booklet called Anchor Devotional plus numerous other printed resources that are designed to help people grow in their Christian faith. Although we do have suggested donation amounts for people who order these items, nevertheless over the course of a year we have to subsidize the cost of obtaining them and mailing them out.
Lastly, we also have an overseas emphasis to our communication as we are currently broadcasting our radio program into Korea, Africa, India, Philippines, the Caribbean, South America, and the West Indies. As might be expected, there is little or no financial support from listeners in these countries so consequently our general budget in North America has to absorb these expenses.
Taking all of the above into consideration, your donation today will be used in approximately the following way.