Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

About Spread Truth
I want to feature Spread Truth on my blog or website. Is there any standard content I should use?

Yes. Spread Truth has approved content that is designed for third-party use. E-mail press@spreadtruth.com to request it and learn about our guidelines.

Are there copyright guidelines for your content, graphics, and logo that I need to follow when promoting Spread Truth?

Yes! The Spread Truth logo is a registered trademark and cannot be reproduced without written consent. In addition, all our content (web, film, print) is copyrighted. E-mail press@spreadtruth.com to request use of our logo and to learn about our brand guidelines.

Where can I donate to support your gospel work?

Thank you for partnering through Spread Truth to make gospel hope known around the world!

  • You can give online here. [ link to Give page]
  • You can mail your donation check (made payable to Spread Truth) here:
    Spread Truth
    306 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor, Bloomington, IL 61701
  • You can donate by phone here: 309.452.3213
What is Spread Truth Ministries?

Spread Truth Ministries is a non-denominational Christian ministry that ministers to, encourages, and challenges senior adults to embrace the fulfilled life God intends for them. Our goal is to support the spiritual vitality of Christian seniors by helping them live the dynamic, Spirit-filled life that expresses the love of Christ to family, church, and culture.

Annual NYC Trip
Why do you take hundreds of people from across the country to New York City each year?

NYC is part of our flagship Go Tell program that prepares Christians to share God’s Story with everyone, everywhere. At nyc, participants gain hands-on training for a lifetime of loving, confident gospel witness. Vast multi-cultural encounters
in New York City provide unparalleled opportunities for demonstrating the love of Jesus. Participants return home with an urgency and enthusiasm to share the beauty of God’s Story—and they are equipped and confident to do so.

What does it cost to participate in NYC?

At minimum, participants commit to covering the costs related to hosting nyc. Most participants raise funds to cover their fee. However, funds raised above and beyond the minimum send the gospel even further by supporting our programs that make God’s Story known every day of the year throughout the world.

Visit our Go Tell Trip Portal for answers to your specific questions. [ link to Go Tell page ]

Financials
How much of your organization’s funding comes from the products you sell on your store?

By design, a very small portion of our funding comes from product sales. Our desire is not to make money on the gospel tools we create, but to see them being used as much as possible all around the world. We do our best to provide as many resources as possible at no charge, with costs covered by our donors.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, and your donation is tax deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

Is Spread Truth a member of a financial accountability group?

Yes, Spread Truth is an accredited organization of the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) abiding by the Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, drawn from Scripture. The ECFA was founded in 1979 and provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance.

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What percentage of funding is allocated to program costs?

Review our financial reports to see how we’ve efficiently used your donations. [ Link to Financials section ]

Where can I find your financial statements?

Visit our Financials section to download our financial statements. [ Link to Financials section ]

Can I have access to your latest 990?

Yes. Download our latest 990 here. [ Link to 990 ]

Giving
How can I donate through Spread Truth to make gospel hope abound?

Thank you for giving to make God’s Story known worldwide!

  • You can give online here. [ link to Give page]
  • You can mail your donation check (made payable to Spread Truth) here:
    Spread Truth
    P.O. Box
    Bloomington, IL 61701
  • You can donate by phone here:
Can I support your organization monthly?

Yes! We call this our Innovators team. By giving $25 or more per month, you become an Innovator for expanding the reach of the gospel around the world. Join the team today.

How else can I support the mission of Spread Truth?

We need your talents, resources, and abilities to help raise funds to spread the gospel to every corner of the globe! Use these tools and ideas to get started.

Is Spread Truth accredited by the ECFA? What is the ECFA?

Yes, Spread Truth is an accredited organization of the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) abiding by the Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, drawn from Scripture. The ECFA was founded in 1979 and provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance.

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I am interested in promoting Spread Truth at an upcoming event. What steps should I take?

Thank you for your interest in supporting us like this! Your next step is to request our Event Kit from press@spreadtruth.com; the kit includes important information for how to speak about and represent our work.

Is my donation information secure?

Yes. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade, or share your personal information.

How will my gift show up on my credit card statement?

The donation you make will show up on your credit card statement as SPREADTRUTH.COM.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, and your donation is tax deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. After your donation has been successfully completed, we will send you a donation receipt by email. Please keep it as your official record. In January, you will also receive a Giving Statement by postal mail of the previous year’s total donations.

I gave online. Will I receive a donation receipt?

Yes. After your donation has been successfully completed, you will receive a donation receipt to the e-mail address you provide. Please keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a Recurring Donation, you will receive a receipt each month by e-mail when your donation is processed. In January, you will also receive a Giving Statement by postal mail of the previous year’s total donations.

I give electronically. How do I make changes to my recurring gift?

If you need to change your gift or update the payment information (i.e., new credit card number, new expiration date, etc.), simply call our office at 309.452.3213. We can make those updates for you.

Our Gospel Work
How do you select partners?

We make God’s Story known through individuals, churches, organizations, or agencies that share our passion and vision for the gospel. Our team has developed an assessment process based upon a set of weighted criteria to determine the potential fit. Criteria can include things like potential number of people reached through the relationship, the deployment location, impact for unreached regions, or technology presence in the region.

How do you choose countries to minister to and languages for translating your gospel tools and resources?

Because many of our solutions are accessible for free online, we have already seen the gospel go into 180 of 196 countries. Our desire is to reach every country, every people, every language. Currently, our translations are driven by relationships with people on the ground where we know we can have a great impact upon a particular people, area, or country.

I need your resources in a certain language. Can I suggest a translation?

Our translation projects are typically slated a year in advance. However, we’d love to hear from you and learn about your needs. Visit SpreadTruth.com/translations to learn more.

Can I get free resources?

Yes! Our online digital resources are already available free of charge, made possible through the generosity of our donors. Please contact Matt.Knobloch@spreadtruth.com to share your need for other resources and the opportunity for us to work together to expand the reach of the gospel. Also, our training resources and tools may be purchased through our online store.

Our Resources
Can I get access to free resources?

Yes! Our online resources are already available free of charge, made possible through the generosity of our donors. Our training resources and ancillary tools may be purchased through our online store.

How can you afford to give free access to your Web-based resources?

It takes many generous donors to make our innovative tech-based gospel solutions available free to charge. We are grateful for the gifts that enable us to maximize the reach of the gospel around the world. God’s Story goes as far as donor giving allows, which is why we invite you to partner with us through a gift today. [ link to Give page ]

How do I get help with a product I purchased

We would love to help! Contact info@spreadtruth.com.

Volunteering & Careers
Can I work or intern at Spread Truth?

Visit our careers page for current job openings. If you are interested in an internship, contact hiring@spreadtruth.com.

Can I volunteer at Spread Truth?

Yes! We love our volunteers. If you live in the central Illinois area, we would love your help assembling orders, mailings, ministry materials, and more. Contact info@spreadtruth.com to learn more.

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