ROI Ministry Releases Top 10 Charitable Organizations List for End of Year Giving

ATLANTADec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10, “……wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men (or women with women in Romans 1:26) nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”  Readers who come across the assertion that they — will not “inherit the kingdom of God” can find it eternally tragic as most Christian’s have gone silent on portions of God’s lifesaving directions to us.

So what do we do with this verse as we share the greatest gift we can this Holiday Season?

  1. Re-interpret it, as shown by example in Genesis 3:1, with the deceiver accusing God of holding out on us with one fatal question. “Did God really say” that, which is often utilized to misinterpret politically incorrect verses. (E.g. Christmas to Happy Holidays).
  2. Do we broad-brush God as a hater by redefining biblically sinful things as good and some good things as bad, which tragically sacrifices truth, on an altar of a false grace!
  3. Do we say nothing and enable idolatry, greed, alcoholism and sexual immorality which is biblically defined as infidelity, same sex unions and sex outside of marriage. Can real love pat a person on the back to an eternity apart from God?
  4. Who are we to judge?  Malachi 3:8 and Barna research teaches that most of us fail to tithe, which is essentially robbing God (i.e. were swindlers). Jesus said “to whom much is given, much more will be expected” and Randy Alcorn teaches that the tithe is just training wheels for Christians.

For those of us making $52,000 or more annually, we are in the top 1% most financially blessed people in the world. So how do we take the “wrongdoers” specks out of our brother’s eyes with these logs in our own?

The only answer is to turn away from all these things above and into the loving arms of Jesus Christ who is the reason for the Christmas and end of year season of generosity.

As repented people that are saved by grace, we pay this forward by sharing the greatest gift in ways that will matter to us, to God and to others for all eternity.  To give this gift of Christ this Christmas and End of Year Giving Season, one that gives for all of eternity, please check out ROI Ministry’s 2014 Top 10 List to find the most effective ministries per-dollar in the world.

Watch the new video overview of the ROI Top 10 Christian Charitable Organizations at http://www.bit.ly/roiministrytop10overview

For details on the entire ROI Ministry Top 10 Charitable Organizations For End of Yer Giving List, go to www.ROIMinistry.org

ROI Ministry, Inc is a not-for-profit organization of marketplace Christian leaders who desire to make the greatest Kingdom impact possible with their God-given resources. The organization does not charge fees and receives no compensation from ministries highlighted. One hundred percent of all giving goes to the ministry’s specific program that achieves the greatest impact per dollar. More information can be found at www.ROIMinistry.org.

PRESS CONTACT:
Tim Barker
404-313-2295
timothycbarker@gmail.com

ROI Ministry Suggests Answer During End of Year Giving Season to the Age Old Question: Where Does God Want Me to Give?

ROI Ministry Suggests Answer During End of Year Giving Season to the Age Old Question: Where Does God Want Me to Give?

Contact: Tim Barker, 404-313-2295, timothycbarker@gmail.com

ATLANTA, Dec. 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — During the end-of-year giving season, many people try to discern, “Where does God want me to give?” To answer this question ROI Ministry looked at the heart of God. Jesus answers the question, “What is the Greatest Commandment?” in Matthew 22:37-40, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” God’s heart is love and He wants His children to mature more and more in love. Throughout eternity, God’s love has been, is, and will be focused on His family; those who desire and choose to love and to live with the triune God for eternity.

It becomes more understandable that Jesus Christ, after 40 days following His resurrection and immediately prior to His ascension into Heaven, states His final profound statement (The Great Commission) to His disciples (including future ones) in Acts 1:8 to focus on being His witnesses of His love throughout the world. God truly does want all people to be provided the chance to choose to be a member of His family for eternity through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

This realization of the heart of God is the reason that some members of the ROI Ministry team have focused their giving activities on The Great Commission for 25 years. When initially joining the organization, it was exciting for them to learn that ROI Ministry was founded with the purpose to investigate in-depth, the top ministries focused on spreading the gospel worldwide.

Three of these ministries that have been on the ROI Top 10 Listsince the beginning are the three which have garnered some of the largest recurring donations via ROI Ministry:

God has used these Great Commission ministries to be the absolute major leaders in worldwide evangelism and disciple-making through current technology of the internet, mobile phones and satellites for pennies per gospel presentation or Bible download. Over one million people each day are hearing the good news about Jesus Christ and thousands of these daily are downloading a Bible in their heart language. The FCBH free app, Bible.is, provides the audio dramatized version of the New Testament and the Jesus Film in over 1000 heart languages.

Please join ROI Ministry in accelerating the Great Commission by being generous givers. Giving is a privilege and proof of maturing love for God.

For details on the entire ROI Ministry Top 10 Organizations List, go to www.ROIMinistry.org
ROI Ministry, Inc. is a not for profit organization of marketplace Christian leaders who desire to make the greatest Kingdom impact possible with their God-given resources. The organization does not charge fees and receives no compensation from ministries highlighted. One hundred percent of all giving goes to the ministry’s specific program that achieves the greatest impact per dollar. More information can be found at www.ROIMinistry.org

ROI Ministry Announces The Greatest Gift and Difference You Can Make This Christmas Season

ATLANTA, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In the Parable of the Talents, (Matthew 25:14-30) we learn that Jesus really cares about results. Making a difference in the lives of as many people as possible with the blessings we have been entrusted should be a priority in our lives. We have all been blessed with many talents and resources which we should invest wisely so as to maximize results. In Bible terms, this is called good fruit that lasts for eternity.

There are many parables, verses, and passages in the Bible which encourage us to produce good fruit. It was not FDR, Churchill, Gates, or the writers of Spider Man who first said “with great power (or wealth) comes great responsibility”. It was Jesus paraphrased from Luke 12:48.

Those of us who make more than $52k are in the Top 1% of the world’s wealthiest people. So let us invest wisely this Christmas season – in ministries that produce the greatest eternal return.

ROI Ministry has prepared a Christmas gift for everyone who is evaluating charitable giving options this month. ROI Ministry’s Top 10 list of these not for profit organizations include:

  • Christ for all Peoples - $3.18 per indicated decisions – you can be a part of reaching a person that has entered America from every country in the world!
  • The Mailbox Club - provides discipleship lessons to all age groups of children in many developing nations.
  • International Leadership Institute (ILI) - $10.69 will provide vital discipleship leadership training to indigenous missionaries in developing nations.
  • Doulos - For just 60 cents per indicated decision for Christ, Doulos is also one of the most effective church planters in the world.

The not for profit ROI Ministry Board covers all of its operating expenses. The extensive research completed is free to all through the Top 10 list of the most fruitful ministries in the world. So you can invest in the lives of many people that matter to you and to God. One day you will hear, “well done my good and faithful servant, come and share in your master’s happiness.”

Calvin Edwards and Company was retained as an independent third party consultant to vet the results per dollar of these Top 10 organizations.

For details on the entire ROI Ministry Top 10 Organizations List, go towww.ROIMinistry.org.

ROI Ministry, Inc. is a not for profit organization of marketplace Christian leaders who desire to make the greatest Kingdom impact possible with their God-given resources. The organization does not charge fees and receives no compensation from ministries highlighted. One hundred percent of all giving goes to the ministry’s specific program that achieves the greatest impact per dollar. More information can be found at www.ROIMinistry.org.

PRESS CONTACT:
Tim Barker
404-313-2295
timothycbarker@gmail.com

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ROI Ministry Releases Top 10 Charitable Giving Organizations For #GIVINGTUESDAY 2014

ATLANTADec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – #GivingTuesday is the time of year when people are looking for ways to make the greatest difference in the lives of others. But how do you know where and how this can best be achieved?  www.ROIMinistry.orghas done the homework as it announces the 2014 Top 10 List of Christian organizations in the world, based on their lasting impact per dollar.

Two of the ROI Ministry Top 10 organizations provide clean water for less than a dollar a year per person and a third ROI Ministry Top 10 organization provides a daily meal for the poor and orphaned for only $1.52 per month.

410 Bridge empowers people in countries such as KenyaHaiti and Uganda to use their own abilities to create sustaining communities.  One of the ways they do this is to provide safe and clean well water to villages in these countries for as low as $.70per year per villager.  410 Bridge has a matching gift through the end of this year for any gift above $1000. The cap on the match is $100,000 so get your donations in soon to double their impact!

Neverthirst is a ministry that provides clean and living water solutions in North Africaand Southern Asia for just 63 cents per person.  Not only are they getting clean water to people for this cost but they are also teaching them safe water treatment, good hygiene and training in the value of good sanitation, which saves lives.

Legacy World Missions is an organization that is changing the lives of children inUganda by providing them with food for as little as $1.52 per month.  This ensures the children in these orphanages never go to bed hungry and have a full belly as they go to school.

“Providing clean water and good nutritious meals to these people doesn’t just mean they get to eat and drink for a day it means that kids get to go to school, it means these people are better able to fight off diseases and it means that men and women can care for their families and their business rather than worrying where their next meal or drink is going to come from.  This is life sustaining investment that can not only change villages but can change entire countries,” said Chip Brackley of ROI Ministry.

For additional information on the ROI Ministry Top 10 Organizations, go towww.roiministry.org

ABOUT ROI MINISTRY INC.

ROI Ministry, Inc. is a not for profit organization of marketplace Christian leaders who desire to make the greatest Kingdom impact possible with their God-given resources. The organization does not charge fees and receives no compensation from ministries highlighted. One hundred percent of all giving goes to the ministry’s specific program that achieves the greatest impact per dollar. More information can be found at www.roiministry.org.

Contact:
Kenny Jahng
973-500-8536

 

Where the harvest is ripe and workers (and resources) are few

Should we seek where we can get the biggest bang for the buck (abundant lasting fruit) as Jesus taught in the Parable of the Minas and Talents?  Or will we remain stuck in Jerusalem, with all of God’s resources?

In 2002 our business was going great, which afforded me and other owners and pastors the opportunity to help disciple leaders around the world through the work of Equip, founded by Dr. John Maxwell. I grew a heart for all people created in God’s image, in the many nations where I taught. Soon thereafter business troubles ensued, and although I’m not a prosperity gospel fan, I’m not the opposite either. In the midst of a record long arbitration, I came across some research, while I was asking God “why” about the injustice I had personally experienced, and “what” now?

God was about to bring me face to face with eternal injustice that far outweighed my personal situation, and to a Kingdom investment with unbelievable return.

The research exposed that 97% of all Christian giving is used to minister to Christian Nations, and only 1/3 of 1% was making it to the lost nations of the world. Even more concerning was the discovery that many of the spiritually poor, frontier-mission nations receiving this minimal investment (1/3 of 1% of our Kingdom giving), were 3,000 times more fruitful overall!

In the market place we have a saying for people who use resources like this, it’s

You’re fired!

In the Parable of the Talents, (Matthew 25:14-30), we learn that Jesus does care about results, (often called fruit). This resonates with me and most market place Christians. There are many parables, verses and passages which show the responsibility that comes along with being wealthy. It was not FDR, Churchill, Gates or even the writers of Spider Man who first said “with great power (or wealth) comes great responsibility”. It was Jesus Christ paraphrased from Luke 12:48.

In 2012 the median household income of Americans was $51,017, placing us in the world’s 1% wealthiest group. The more I searched God’s Word, the even greater responsibility I felt as I had been entrusted with two, three and even several times more than this.

The numbers matter, because people matter to God. So what did I feel that I, and every marketplace believer needed to do with their blessings? We needed to discover where we could invest in fruit, good abundant lasting fruit “Where the harvest is ripe and workers (and resources) are few” and conversely do NOT foolishly store it “where moth, rust (and market fluctuations) can destroy”. Did I really need to discover this in the exhaustive 952 page, World Christian Trend research completed by Dr. David Barret and Dr. Todd Johnson, who collaborated with over 400 leading church and ministry leaders including Ralph Winter and Paul Eshleman?  No. I could have just been obedient to God’s word to begin with, such as the Great Commission, Jesus most dramatic last words in Acts 1:8, or in his example, as He “came to preach the good news to the poor”.

Two years ago, with my eyes opened, and with this new burning passion, I had the privilege of founding and launching ROI Ministry with a great team of marketplace believers who share the same vision. This ministry does not seek, solicit or receive any support, but attempts to uncover the Top 10 Great Commission ministries based on their historical and measurable results per dollar invested.

My challenge to you as marketplace and ministry leaders is to be shrewd with your investment of God’s resources, and to dramatically increase the allocation of your portfolio funds to predominately poor  unengaged, unreached people groups of the world, where

3,000 X returns exist today, until such time that this fund is closed and Jesus comes back.

God has helped me to financially “restore the years the locust ate,” and my prayer to you as “men and women of Issachar” is to “not build up larger storehouses” (401k, larger homes, nicer cars, boats, planes etc.) as the fool did who “laid up treasure for himself, and (was) not rich toward God” in Luke 12:18-21. But to be rich, be rich, be rich but only if it’s predominately where it matters most!

Mr. Barker serves as a manager for URS Corporation, a leading provider of engineering, construction, and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world.

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