I’ve long been a fan of new and creative ways of supporting the arts. I dare say that my whole life has been spent championing the cause of seeing the church be the epicenter of creative cultural influence. As it was in the Renaissance period, so can be (and must be) today. So when I see a cool idea that spurs development of a Christ-centered artist, I can’t help but get excited.
My amazing friend Wayne Thomas Batson has signed up with a new online organization that acts much like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, but instead of funding a specific venture at a particular capital threshold, Patreon funds the artist. It’s crowdsourcing for creatives.
I’ve known Wayne for years. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together, we’ve written around 500,000 words together. He’s a life friend, and I can’t speak enough about his heart or his commitments to God, his wife, his children, his church and his community. He’s literally given his life to raise and better the next generation.
In this next season of his life, I know he desires to write full time. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon. And to reach that goal, he needs the time and money to make that dream a reality—a dream that will have a profound impact on millions of lives and echo into eternity.
Would you consider giving toward this end, just as I have done? It doesn’t have to be much, but please consider something. Because you’re giving toward a kingdom cause, it’s not just investing into Wayne, but investing into future readers, readers whose lives can be eternally effected. And God rewards that kind of behavior with immense favor.
As if that wasn’t enough, yes, there are kickbacks for the various levels of giving. What would we be without our little narcissistic first-world incentives? Sarcasm aside, he is offering some pretty sweet perks. (Who can resist their name in print?).
Thanks for linking arms with me and encouraging Wayne in one of the most practical ways possible.
Here’s to the future of the written word,