While I’m not yet a full-time minister, I have done enough writing and research into sermon topics and Torah commentaries that I’m starting to wonder if I should collect them, expand and revise them for print format, and release those teachings in a digital book format on target platforms like Nook and Kindle.
It’s an intriguing way to raise funds for future ministry callings; I feel God is calling me into ministry, and I’m simply awaiting the big step call. The big step call? That’s when he tells me it’s time to launch my own congregation.
I’m not sure when it will come. It’s a lot of work. But I want to be ready for that call when it comes, and perhaps an opportunity like this will help me be ready; after all, there could be moving costs, publicity costs associated with getting awareness of a new church launch out there, facility rental, equipment and other assorted supplies. It adds up quickly.
So I’m prayerfully considering this option; sure, print would be nice, but there are costs associated with that. With digital publishing, I don’t have to worry about such costs and can direct all funds into a ministry-launch account.