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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 and a rational defense for faith in Jesus Christ. 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.

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 2 million people a month in the following ways:

Website

http://reasonsforjesus.com/ is the ministry website, which was launched in December of 2016 and currently has a monthly reach of 200,000 people.  It is our goal to provide readable, shareable, and engaging educational content from people who are qualified, accomplished, and professionals in their fields.  From historical evidence for Jesus 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 most of the followers of this page are still involved in the New Age.  While there is a lot of hostility, sarcasm, and opposition from followers on this page, the Christian following is continue to grow to balance this out.  Most importantly, people are being reached with the Gospel, Bible verses, and apologetic articles, as post from this Facebook page are seen by just under 2 million people each month.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/stevenbancarzssm is the YouTube channel run by myself (Steven Bancarz), which I hope to establish as the backbone of the ministry.  It currently is reaching 35,000-60,000 people per month. Guest interviews, mini-documentaries, response videos, and other apologetic content will be featured here.  I have some big ideas for how this channel can be extremely fun and education.

By supporting this Patreon, you are helping contribute to the livelihood of the website, the function of the ministry, expenses for online developments, and any future projects Reasons for Jesus may be a part of.

So where will this money be going?

100% of all money pledged to this Patreon stays within the ministry! This means that I will not be using this money for personal expenses, leisure, or personal livelihood.  Every dollar that is given in support will be used to make Reasons for Jesus self-sustaining as a website and channel.

The money from this patreon will be used for the following expenses:

Primary

1. Webhosting + Domains = $125/month (will increase)
2. Media graphics = approx $50/month
3. Camera gear, laptop/computer gear, software, branding, and other such things. = $500-$2000/year
4. Administrative (bookkeeping, accounting) = $150/year
5. Electronic (chargers, batteries, cables, bulbs) = est. $10/month
4. Cell phone (communications, research, post scheduling, social media operations) = $100/month
5. Internet = $80/month
6. Lawyer fees = $100-500/year
7. Photo license + photo editing (10 photos/month) = $43 a month
8. Logos Now (study/exegesis purposes) = $11 a 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) = $40-$100/month.

Secondary

8. Weglot language translation website plugin = $61/month
9. Increased website security = $50-250/month
10. SEO Optimization services = ?
11. Future website development and build-outs = ?
12. Public Relations services = ?
13. Office space (percentage of rent that can be attributed to Reasons for Jesus office) = ?

Any money that is not used on these expenses will be saved in the ministry and used in the future for ministry purposes and projects.  The goal is to be continuously improving the quality and quantity of the content while reaching as many people as possible.
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
$2 or more per month 21 patrons
Thank you for being a part of this! A little goes a long way.
Pledge $4 or more per month
$4 or more per month 32 patrons
For one dollar a week, you will help support this ministry and receive access to monthly "patron-only" video.  Thank you so much for your support!
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 41 patrons
Access patron-only videos each month, and receive a free copy of any and all future book publications.
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 45 patrons
Receive all of the above, plus participate on the Reasons For Jesus planning team! You will be invited to a private Facebook Group where you will help brainstorm, refine, and inspire upcoming YouTube video ideas.  We will also discuss the direction of the website and ministry together.
Goals
$1,383 of $2,000 per month
This will allow me to buy a PC for editing, since I am currently using a 3.5 year old laptop that has a broken fan and mic jack, contributing to a preview lag in Sony Vegas which makes it difficult to edit, and gauge sound levels.  This will decrease editing and rendering time and create better audio balance in videos.
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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 and a rational defense for faith in Jesus Christ. 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.

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 2 million people a month in the following ways:

Website

http://reasonsforjesus.com/ is the ministry website, which was launched in December of 2016 and currently has a monthly reach of 200,000 people.  It is our goal to provide readable, shareable, and engaging educational content from people who are qualified, accomplished, and professionals in their fields.  From historical evidence for Jesus 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 most of the followers of this page are still involved in the New Age.  While there is a lot of hostility, sarcasm, and opposition from followers on this page, the Christian following is continue to grow to balance this out.  Most importantly, people are being reached with the Gospel, Bible verses, and apologetic articles, as post from this Facebook page are seen by just under 2 million people each month.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/stevenbancarzssm is the YouTube channel run by myself (Steven Bancarz), which I hope to establish as the backbone of the ministry.  It currently is reaching 35,000-60,000 people per month. Guest interviews, mini-documentaries, response videos, and other apologetic content will be featured here.  I have some big ideas for how this channel can be extremely fun and education.

By supporting this Patreon, you are helping contribute to the livelihood of the website, the function of the ministry, expenses for online developments, and any future projects Reasons for Jesus may be a part of.

So where will this money be going?

100% of all money pledged to this Patreon stays within the ministry! This means that I will not be using this money for personal expenses, leisure, or personal livelihood.  Every dollar that is given in support will be used to make Reasons for Jesus self-sustaining as a website and channel.

The money from this patreon will be used for the following expenses:

Primary

1. Webhosting + Domains = $125/month (will increase)
2. Media graphics = approx $50/month
3. Camera gear, laptop/computer gear, software, branding, and other such things. = $500-$2000/year
4. Administrative (bookkeeping, accounting) = $150/year
5. Electronic (chargers, batteries, cables, bulbs) = est. $10/month
4. Cell phone (communications, research, post scheduling, social media operations) = $100/month
5. Internet = $80/month
6. Lawyer fees = $100-500/year
7. Photo license + photo editing (10 photos/month) = $43 a month
8. Logos Now (study/exegesis purposes) = $11 a 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) = $40-$100/month.

Secondary

8. Weglot language translation website plugin = $61/month
9. Increased website security = $50-250/month
10. SEO Optimization services = ?
11. Future website development and build-outs = ?
12. Public Relations services = ?
13. Office space (percentage of rent that can be attributed to Reasons for Jesus office) = ?

Any money that is not used on these expenses will be saved in the ministry and used in the future for ministry purposes and projects.  The goal is to be continuously improving the quality and quantity of the content while reaching as many people as possible.

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
$2 or more per month 21 patrons
Thank you for being a part of this! A little goes a long way.
Pledge $4 or more per month
$4 or more per month 32 patrons
For one dollar a week, you will help support this ministry and receive access to monthly "patron-only" video.  Thank you so much for your support!
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 41 patrons
Access patron-only videos each month, and receive a free copy of any and all future book publications.
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 45 patrons
Receive all of the above, plus participate on the Reasons For Jesus planning team! You will be invited to a private Facebook Group where you will help brainstorm, refine, and inspire upcoming YouTube video ideas.  We will also discuss the direction of the website and ministry together.