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Topic Essentials for Patron Stories

3 essentials works to help pastors create a culture of generosity within their church communities.


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The Gospel Patron Behind R.C. Sproul

A generous and visionary woman played a pivotal role to help launch R.C. Sproul's ministry as a teacher and theologian.

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The Proclamation Trust

Dick Lucas was a pastor in the heart of London for 25 years when a surprising friendship with a businessman from his church led to starting a ministry that has trained a generation of preachers.
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Behind Ravi

Ravi Zacharias candidly shares how he almost missed his calling as an evangelist until a successful businessman gave an unexpected gift at just the right time.
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The Deaf Shall Hear

Two ordinary American families encounter the spiritual needs of 70 million deaf people but must overcome their own challenges if they're going to respond.
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Every Village In India

Two brothers from London discovered how they could use their professions to make a difference among some of the poorest and most forgotten people in the world.
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Nothing Stops Detroit

Detroit is the least literate city in America, but a successful businessman decided to team up with his pastor to change that.
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The Adventure of Faith

The surprising story of a young couple who found God and their calling while working for Apple.
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Telling God's Stories

A globetrotting cameraman discovers his calling and is joined by a businessman who believes a profitable business is very useful in God’s kingdom.
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More Than A Pro

After a big failure on ESPN, God taught Todd Peterson an important lesson about how to use the platform of football to serve the least reached people in the world.
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This Book Is Alive

The amazing story of the business family who funded the YouVersion Bible App and changed the way hundreds of millions of people read God's word.
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The Gospel Patron Behind R.C. Sproul

A generous and visionary woman played a pivotal role to help launch R.C. Sproul's ministry as a teacher and theologian.
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The Gospel Patron Behind Cru

Behind the movement of Campus Crusade for Christ stood a man whose business was insurance, but his passion was to glorify God and advance his kingdom on earth. His name was Art DeMoss and this is his story.
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The Gospel Patron Behind the World’s Most Famous Song

Many of us know this song by heart but haven't heard the story of the British businessman who influenced this village hymn to become a global anthem.
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The Gospel Patrons Behind The Most Watched Film In History

Behind the film that has now been translated into more than 1,700 languages and seen by more than 5 billion people, stood a generous couple from Texas who took the biggest risk of their lives.
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The Gospel Patron Behind Sudan Interior Mission

Rowland Bingham did not have ten dollars to his name when he heard God’s call to go Africa. But God provided through one very unlikely woman.
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The Gospel Patrons Behind The Italian Bible Institute

An Italian couple living in Chicago in the 1940s could never have imagined the lasting impact of their $500 gift.
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The Gospel Patron Behind Ravi Zacharias

The surprising story of how a businessman changed the course of Ravi Zacharias's life and ministry when he said, "I will stand behind you. Go do it."

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A Movement of Gospel Patrons in London

Simon Pillar shares about the significance of seeing a movement of Gospel Patrons in London.
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The Future of Gospel Patrons

Simon Pillar shares his vision for training future generations of Gospel Patrons.
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Practicing Gospel Patronage as a Family

Simon Pillar shares how he and his family think about practicing Gospel Patronage together.
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What I Wish I Knew At 25

Simon Pillar offers his advice and an invitation to up and coming business leaders.
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How Christians Can Be Distinct in Business

Simon Pillar shares a simple solution for how Christians can be distinct in business.
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The Challenge In Business

Simon Pillar acknowledges the challenges of business and shares how to keep the things that are important front and center.
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Business Is Not A Second-Class Calling

Simon Pillar believes, “It’s a wonderful thing to be a Christian business person” and shares two unique purposes that Christian business people have.
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What Ministry Leaders Should Look For In Patrons

Simon Pillar shares his advice to ministry leaders about the three P’s to look for when approaching potential patrons.
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Deciding Who To Partner With

Simon Pillar shares the three C’s of what he looks for in deciding the preachers and ministry leaders to partner with.
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The Moments That Change History

Simon Pillar speaks about the moment in time when God brings two people together to change the course of history.
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The Example of John Thornton

Simon Pillar shares how a powerful Gospel Patron from the 18th century named John Thornton still inspires him today.
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The 3 Distinctives of Gospel Patronage

Simon Pillar, a successful British businessman, shares three things that distinguish the vision of Gospel Patrons from philanthropy.
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Business People Have A Great Role To Play

Simon Pillar shares how he faced the decision of whether or not to leave business for full-time vocational ministry and finding his role in God’s kingdom.
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Trying to Outgive God

David Green shares his giving story and how he responded to God challenging them to be wildly generous with their company's earnings.
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Risking Evangelism in Business

David Green shares how risk is essential to building a business, but it's also the foundation for sharing Jesus in the workplace.
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A Culture of Serving

David Green shares the three simple words he uses when training new leaders.
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Closed on Sundays

David Green shares the journey of faith to decide to close all their Hobby Lobby stores on Sundays in order to honor God.
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Passing the Tests of Business

David Green shares about a hard business decision that cost them $6 Million to do what he believed God wanted him to do.
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Hobby Lobby Today

CEO David Green shares the story of what God has done to build Hobby Lobby into a $5 Billion business.
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Learning Humility

David Green shares the painful side of building a business and what God wanted to teach him.
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Love & Hobby Lobby

David Green shares the funny story of how he met his wife Barbara and their step of faith to borrow $600 to start Hobby Lobby.
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Anointed for Business

David Green believes that none of us are second-class Christians. No matter what we do for work, he says we can all be in God's perfect will.
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The Making of David Green

David Green is one of the wealthiest men in America, but his journey started by watching his parents who had so little but deeply trusted the Lord.
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Motivated by What’s Eternal

David Green, the CEO of Hobby Lobby, shares his approach to business and generosity in light of eternity.
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If I Had Another Billion Dollars

David Green, the CEO of Hobby Lobby, shares his deepest motivation for his business success.
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What is a Gospel Patron?

Meet three modern-day Gospel Patrons and the ministry leaders they support.
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Gospel Patrons

People whose generosity changed the world