Chronicle owes a great debt — of thanks
“Thank you” never is adequate to express how deeply grateful we are for your faithful and generous financial support of The Christian Chronicle.
I would love to deal only with the wonderful stories of faithful churches and dedicated Christians doing great things and never have to ask for money. Maybe in heaven. As for now, the Chronicle has operational expenses. Our annual budget is about $1.2 million. That produces approximately 1.6 million papers delivered directly to homes and churches and another 1.1 million page views online.
The Chronicle has no debt and has operated within its income for the past 22 years. About 55 percent of our income comes from your donations and the rest from advertising sales.
Each spring we have a challenge appeal funded by generous supporters. I am happy to inform you that again this year you met the goal of that appeal. In June 2017 you also responded to our urgent appeal due to an anticipated end-of-the-year shortage for that fiscal year. We do not plan to make that same appeal regularly.
In January I asked our Board of Trustees and staff to pray daily for the Chronicle and its financial soundness. They did, and God has blessed us. I am not surprised by his miraculous work through you, although I am humbled by the response. Thank you, wonderful Lord, and our thanks also to each of you for your part in that effort.
The church desperately needs peaceful and positive messaging and connections, and you truly help make that possible.
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