How you can help AP
We genuinely appreciate your interest in the work of Apologetics Press. There are several ways in which Christians can help us. First and foremost, you can help us by remembering us in your personal prayers from time to time. As James noted: “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (5:16b).
Second, you can help us by using our materials. The primary purpose of Apologetics Press is to produce materials and services that can help bring the non-Christian to Christ and strengthen the faith of the Christian. Everything we do is aimed at the proclamation and defense of the Gospel of Christ.
Third, you can help us by recommending our work to others. By telling your friends and associates about our monthly journals, books, tracts, media, and other products and services, you are helping spread the Gospel.Fourth, you can help us financially. Apologetics Press is an IRS-recognized nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, which means that the funds you contribute are tax deductible. There are numerous ways to give (for additional details, be sure to ask your tax consultant).
Monthly contributions. By giving to our work on a regular, monthly basis, you help provide financial stability that allows us to better plan our annual budget. We not only publish numerous new products each year but also send many of our materials completely free of charge to people who simply cannot afford to pay for them (e.g., those incarcerated in jails and prisons, those in Third World countries, etc.). Monthly gifts make it possible for us to continue this valuable service.
Irregular contributions. While most of our financial support comes from people who prefer to give on a regular, monthly basis, there are those who, for their own reasons, prefer to give on a somewhat irregular basis (e.g., bimonthly, quarterly, semi-annually, sporadically, etc.). These types of gifts certainly are appreciated as well, as they permit us to carry out special projects (for which funds are not always available in our annual budget).
Annual contributions. There are some who donate to our work in a lump-sum fashion at the end of the year. If you use this method of contributing, then you can claim your deduction on your taxes just a few months later.
Stocks and Bonds. If someone told you that you could reap double the tax benefits through charitable contributions, would you believe it? It’s true! You can do this by donating some of your investments, as opposed to cash. As an example, suppose you purchased stock for $3,000 several years ago, and it has increased in value so that it now is worth $10,000. If you were in a 28% federal tax bracket, sold your stock, and qualified for the 20% capital gains rate, you would owe $1,400 in taxes. If you donated that same stock to Apologetics Press, you would get the tax deduction for the full $10,000 market value. This would save $2,800 in taxes. If you then added the $1,400 you avoided in capital gains tax, your total tax savings would be $4,200.
By remembering us in your will. We understand that this is a sensitive subject for some, but it still is one that we would like friends of our work to consider. By including Apologetics Press in your will, it one day may be said of you, as it was of Abel, “though he died, he still speaks” (Hebrews 11:4). Years ago, a sweet Christian widow included Apologetics Press in her will, not knowing at the time that she was dying of an incurable disease. As a result of her foresight, at the end of each quarter, we receive a gift from her estate. Those funds have been used for more than a decade to publish many of the books that we have produced to proclaim and defend the Old Jerusalem Gospel. Thanks to her stewardship, her good works have continued long after her death.
By telling a friend or loved one about us. If you know of anyone who would benefit from our materials or services, or who might be willing to help us financially, please send us their name(s) and addresses. When we receive that information, we will send them a letter and DVD introducing them to our work, along with a copy of our most recent catalog and samples of our two journals (Reason & Revelation and Discovery).
Thank you for taking the time to learn how you can help us. If you would like to make a contribution to this work now using a credit card, you may do so by clicking here or by calling us toll-free at (800) 234-8558. Or mail us your contribution to the address below.
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Montgomery, AL 36117-2752