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Reasons for Jesus is an apologetics-based ministry run by Steven Bancarz that is dedicated to providing justification for a Biblical worldview, a rational defense for faith in Jesus Christ, and a response to the beliefs and practices of the New Age movement.  On this site and YouTube channel, we will be looking at answers to questions, responses to objections, and positive reasons for why Jesus is exactly who he claimed to be: The Son of God and the only means of salvation.

We will also be addressing popular New Age ideas and practices so that believers (and unbelievers) can be fully convinced of the deception of this growing threat to our church and culture.  The New Age movement is one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world, and as an ex-New Ager, the Lord has really called me to speak to this mainstream pop-culture deception.  By pledging on a monthly basis, you will receive access to various perks mentioned on this Patreon page, and you will help support this ministry, which is currently reaching about 500,000 people each month.

Website

http://reasonsforjesus.com/ is the ministry website, which was launched in December of 2016 and currently has a monthly reach of 50,000 - 100,000 + people.  It is our goal to provide readable, shareable, and engaging educational content from people who are qualified and educated in their fields.  From historical evidence for Jesus, to arguments for the reliability of Scripture, to objections to Atheism, New Ageism, and everything in between, this website seeks to be a place where people of all ages can seek answers for questions about their faith.

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ReasonsforJesus/ is the official Facebook page for the ministry.  It was renamed from "Spirit Science & Metaphysics" to "Reasons for Jesus" near the end of 2016.  This ministry page has interesting engagement, since a lot of the followers of this page are still involved in the New Age movement.  This Facebook page is reaching is reaching 100,000 - 300,000 people each month, while other Facebook pages the ministry posts through reach an additional 10,000-30,000 each month.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/stevenbancarz is the YouTube channel run by myself (Steven Bancarz), which has established itself as being the backbone of this ministry.  It currently is getting 180,000 - 300,000 views per month.

TV, radio, public speaking, & book writing

Lately, there has been a lot of opportunity for real world ministry, especially after the release of my new book "The Second Coming of the New Age" through Defender Publishing.  For example, I was recently on Olive Tree Ministries radio program with Jan Markell, an American broadcast network that airs on over 830 stations in the United States.  I was also on Sid Roth's It's Supernatural to talk about the New Age movement and the book, followed by a radio show with Moody Radio airing live on 70 + stations in the States on the 18th.  My testimony has been aired on CBN's The 700 Club, 100 Huntley Street, and even Fox 5 NY (which has yet to air), and my new book has been featured on SkyWatchTV and other television channels.  Additionally, in 2019 I will have spoke at 4 or more conferences/events, and been on numerous podcasts, radio shows, and YouTube channels.

(Note* the estimate of the ministry reaching 500,000 people per month does not include the reach of these outlets).

By supporting the ministry, you will be supporting me as I branch out and begin to invest time in collaborating with other ministry platforms to reach more people.  God has been expanding the ways in which His call for my life is being fulfilled, and by supporting this Patreon, you are helping contribute to the livelihood of the website, the function of the ministry, gear and expenses for video production and online developments, and any future projects Reasons for Jesus may be a part of. 

You are also contributing to the livelihood of the ministry by providing finance such that this is something that is able to be worked on full-time by myself, without needing to take other jobs that would cut into this ministry.  Some YouTube videos, (such as the current one I am working on on meditation), can take 20-30 hours to research, write, and edit.  By supporting on Patreon, you are enabling the production of this content, rather than those 20-30 hours being allocation to a part-time job of some kind.

For additional disclosure, here is a list of some of the expenses it takes in running a ministry:

Primary

1. Webhosting + Domains = $125/month 
2. Media and video graphics = approx $50/month (will increase)
3. Camera gear, laptop/computer gear, software, and other such things. = $500-$4000/year
4. Administrative (bookkeeping, accounting) = $150/year
5. Electronic (chargers, batteries, cables, bulbs) = est. $50/month
4. Cell phone (communications, research, post scheduling, social media operations) = $60/month
5. Internet = $80/month
6. Lawyer fees = $100-500/year
7. Photo license + photo editing (10 photos/month) = $43/month
8. Logos Now + logos resources (study/exegesis purposes) = approx. $20/month
9. Website security = $26/month (to be added still)
10. Author payout for articles (50% of the ad revenue their article makes after 50 days) = $10/month
11. Books for debates, video content, and research purposes: = $50/month

Secondary

12. Weglot language translation website plugin = $61/month
13. Increased website security = $50-250/month
14. Ministry expenses not covered by organization I'm flown out to speak for (food, baggage checks, etc.) = $100-$200 per trip (depending on duration)
15. Future website development, assistance, and build-outs = ?
16. Gas + insurance for ministry-related errands and transportation = $250/month
17. Various social media apps and services = 0-$50/month

The goal is to be continuously improving the quality and quantity of the content while reaching as many people as possible, and to make serving the Lord full time in these ways something that will be possible and sustainable.
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