Nathan Zach is creating written and visual resources to cultivate a love for God's Word.
2
patrons
$46
per month
The Trough is a joint effort between my wife and I, she creates the visual content and I handle the words. I'm a husband and father to 4 beautiful children which we home school. Since 2002, I have and continue to serve the church in many capacities such as Associate Pastor, Bible Teacher, Missionary, Youth Minister, and Retreat/Conference Speaker. As an English major in college, one of my biggest passions has always been to write and this blog gives me the outlet to do so while also being one of the ways God outworks his calling on my life. In addition, I am currently a middle school teacher who works in the inner city while attending seminary online. It’s safe to say, we’ve got our hands full constantly.

That being said, I felt very strongly that the Lord was leading us to create The Trough. There seems to be a mass exodus many Christians are making from the Bible. They replace it with community, emotions, singing, and social improvements. There is nothing wrong with these things but when the Bible is disregarded, misused, or treated as a novelty, something has gone terribly wrong. It is my desire to see God’s people come back to the Bible and to God. The Trough exists to show off the glories of God and His Word through articles, podcasts, creative videos, art, and more. This site serves to provide spiritual nourishment for His sheep.

The Trough is young and we need support. My desire is to be able to write, speak, and teach the Bible full time while supporting family and your help would make this possible. Currently, The Trough is entirely self-funded. God’s Word is for all his people to enjoy, would you consider becoming a patron of The Trough and help us encourage God’s people to love God because of the Bible, not in spite of it.

Our current goals and projects:


  • To be able to create more high quality audio, visual, and cinematic content on The Trough. 
  • Finish a book I began entitled Now Unto Him. This book is being written to show how the Bible and worship go hand in hand.
  • I'm pretty big on the home being the main place where discipleship takes place. We have been doing family devotions for awhile now and it is my favorite part of the day. I've talked to a few people and many are unsure of what to do or how to start doing this with their families. We want to create a resource to help families wanting to do family devotions in their homes.
  • My wife creates all the graphic design work, videos, keeps up the website and more. Right now she is renting equipment as needed. Your support would help us get the equipment we need to use our gifts to Feed His Sheep.
Tiers
Pledge $1 per month
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much. Your support helps me free up more time to build up Christians in the Word and provide them with the tools do the same for others. 


With your support you will...


 - Have access to our patron-only stream here at Patreon where we will update you on what were working on. 


- The opportunity to suggest topics/questions for future podcasts and articles.


Pledge $5 per month
$5 or more per month
Thank you so much. Your support helps me free up more time to build up Christians in the Word and provide them with the tools do the same for others. 


In addition to the above, Every 2 months you'll recieve  high resolution jpgs and wallpapers fitted to Desktop, Apple and Android devices. 

Pledge $10 a month
$10 or more per month
I am beyond grateful, and so excited for the things were going to accompIish. 


Remember those tools I talked about in Tier 1 and 2?  Well, in this tier you will receive any digital tools we release as they come out (up to 1 per month). These include..


- Free downloads of  digital products such as Art prints, e-books, family & church resources and more both free and paid!



Pledge $25 a month
$25 or more per month
I cannot thank you enough. I am at a lost for words. 


In addition to everything above, once every 3 months you'll receive a gift from our growing store.

Pledge $50 per month
$50 or more per month
This is incredable. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 


Honestly not really sure what to offer you here. 


You'll get all of the above and I don't know, lets chat? I'd love to hear whats on your mind, what your learning in the Word and just talk theology.  Maybe a few of us can get together and do a google hang out from time to time. What do you think?



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$46 of $5,000 per month
 
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The Trough is a joint effort between my wife and I, she creates the visual content and I handle the words. I'm a husband and father to 4 beautiful children which we home school. Since 2002, I have and continue to serve the church in many capacities such as Associate Pastor, Bible Teacher, Missionary, Youth Minister, and Retreat/Conference Speaker. As an English major in college, one of my biggest passions has always been to write and this blog gives me the outlet to do so while also being one of the ways God outworks his calling on my life. In addition, I am currently a middle school teacher who works in the inner city while attending seminary online. It’s safe to say, we’ve got our hands full constantly.

That being said, I felt very strongly that the Lord was leading us to create The Trough. There seems to be a mass exodus many Christians are making from the Bible. They replace it with community, emotions, singing, and social improvements. There is nothing wrong with these things but when the Bible is disregarded, misused, or treated as a novelty, something has gone terribly wrong. It is my desire to see God’s people come back to the Bible and to God. The Trough exists to show off the glories of God and His Word through articles, podcasts, creative videos, art, and more. This site serves to provide spiritual nourishment for His sheep.

The Trough is young and we need support. My desire is to be able to write, speak, and teach the Bible full time while supporting family and your help would make this possible. Currently, The Trough is entirely self-funded. God’s Word is for all his people to enjoy, would you consider becoming a patron of The Trough and help us encourage God’s people to love God because of the Bible, not in spite of it.

Our current goals and projects:


  • To be able to create more high quality audio, visual, and cinematic content on The Trough. 
  • Finish a book I began entitled Now Unto Him. This book is being written to show how the Bible and worship go hand in hand.
  • I'm pretty big on the home being the main place where discipleship takes place. We have been doing family devotions for awhile now and it is my favorite part of the day. I've talked to a few people and many are unsure of what to do or how to start doing this with their families. We want to create a resource to help families wanting to do family devotions in their homes.
  • My wife creates all the graphic design work, videos, keeps up the website and more. Right now she is renting equipment as needed. Your support would help us get the equipment we need to use our gifts to Feed His Sheep.

Recent posts by Nathan Zach

Tiers
Pledge $1 per month
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much. Your support helps me free up more time to build up Christians in the Word and provide them with the tools do the same for others. 


With your support you will...


 - Have access to our patron-only stream here at Patreon where we will update you on what were working on. 


- The opportunity to suggest topics/questions for future podcasts and articles.


Pledge $5 per month
$5 or more per month
Thank you so much. Your support helps me free up more time to build up Christians in the Word and provide them with the tools do the same for others. 


In addition to the above, Every 2 months you'll recieve  high resolution jpgs and wallpapers fitted to Desktop, Apple and Android devices. 

Pledge $10 a month
$10 or more per month
I am beyond grateful, and so excited for the things were going to accompIish. 


Remember those tools I talked about in Tier 1 and 2?  Well, in this tier you will receive any digital tools we release as they come out (up to 1 per month). These include..


- Free downloads of  digital products such as Art prints, e-books, family & church resources and more both free and paid!



Pledge $25 a month
$25 or more per month
I cannot thank you enough. I am at a lost for words. 


In addition to everything above, once every 3 months you'll receive a gift from our growing store.

Pledge $50 per month
$50 or more per month
This is incredable. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 


Honestly not really sure what to offer you here. 


You'll get all of the above and I don't know, lets chat? I'd love to hear whats on your mind, what your learning in the Word and just talk theology.  Maybe a few of us can get together and do a google hang out from time to time. What do you think?