The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood received a 12% increase in financial donations in 2015, marking a jump of almost $32,000. In addition to the rise in donations, CBMW saw a significant increase in donors, adding more than 300 last year alone.
This marks the third consecutive year with a significant rise in giving, with the 2015 contributions representing an almost 250% increase from those of 2012, for a three-year increase of nearly $210,000.
“I am grateful to the Lord, and also to an excellent staff, led by Grant Castleberry, who has worked diligently day by day to build our financial base and thus enable this organization to do more and more ministry in the name of Jesus Christ,” Strachan said.
This three-year surge in overall income – from around $85,000 in 2012 to just shy of $300,000 in 2015 – is part of a larger story for CBMW. The same time frame has seen CBMW’s online content and influence swell in every measurable category, the number of staff increase, and the breadth of its impact expand through ventures like the national conference, the platform of President Owen Strachan, and international efforts.
“There is nothing fancy to say here; we are beyond grateful to God for his provision,” Strachan said. “We’re going to push forward for his glory whether we raise a million dollars a year or one hundred dollars a year. The Lord, however, is kindly adding increase upon increase to CBMW.”
The increase has occurred despite – or perhaps because of – the surrounding culture’s rejection of the issues for which CBMW stands. The need has only increased for the biblical, theological, and practical resources that CBMW seeks to provide. These resources – such as the Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the popular blog, and conferences – exist to equip churches, pastors, and Christians with the tools they need to stand for biblical truth on issues of sexuality, marriage, gender, and more.
CBMW hopes to see the momentum of the past few years continue in 2016. Next month, CBMW will host its National Conference in conjunction with the Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The CBMW conference will feature a number of prominent evangelical and complementarian leaders, such as John Piper, R. Albert Mohler Jr., Owen Strachan, and many more.
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