Rev Clive McKie
Reigate Community Centre
Reigate RH2 9AE
Can you help?
Hello, my name is Clive McKie. On 2nd May, we made access to all our Taketime audio meditations free, moving away from the previous subscription model. We have done this because our aim is to allow as many people as possible to find Jesus and grow in their faith and the subscription model was not allowing this to happen.
In 1930 Christians represented about 30% of the population in the UK. Today just 6% of adults in the UK are practising Christians*1. We believe that Taketime is unique in its ability to equip Christians to reach people who are spiritually open. As a senior church leader said recently “Taketime is so simple, but the impact is HUGE!”
Many opportunities have arisen since making our meditations free to access, and we are now helping a number of new organisations to see how they can use Taketime. These include Theological Colleges that focus on Ministerial and Mission training, Methodist Schools, the Inspiring Ipswich Project, later life support organisations (such as Anna Chaplaincy and MHA), and some international Prison Chaplaincy groups.
This, plus invitations to speak at national and international events is very exciting, but making the meditations free changes our financial model and means that we will now be much more dependent on donations and income from grants.
Our decision to do the right thing means that we need to raise £10,000 from donations, which will also serve to show grant-making bodies, that we are well supported.
Your support is crucial to our efforts and if you are able, we would really appreciate a regular or a one-off donation to help reach our target.
Please pray for us, that we may find this money over the next few months. We already have a donor who has offered to match every pound given up to £5,000.
Here are ways to donate:
• CAFdonate allows us to reclaim Gift Aid so that we receive an extra 25p for every £1 you give. Click here to donate or to find out more.
• Send us a cheque at the address at the top of this letter.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thank you so much for your support, we cannot keep Taketime going without you.
Clive, Amanda and the Taketime team
*1Church Times 20th May 2022