Support the Baptist Standard
Your donation makes it possible for us to tell compelling stories and provide powerful resources that make a difference in people's lives. Baptist Standard Publishing informs, inspires, equips and empowers people to follow Christ and expand the kingdom of God through our award-winning publications.
Gifts from donors like you make up a vital portion of our budget. Subscription fees and advertising revenue comprise only part of what it takes to produce our valuable publications. We do not receive Cooperative Program funds from the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and we’re the only Baptist news organization not subsidized by a sponsoring convention. So, we can't do this without you.
We work hard to make sure your investment in our ministry touches lives. After all, we’re stewards of the Lord’s resources — time, talent and funds. Because of friends like you, we’re able to produce:
- The Baptist Standard, the weekly digital news journal
- BaptistStandard.com, our website and home of the latest news
- CommonCall, a monthly magazine of inspiring human-interest stories
We have three key funding options that support the expanse of our ministry.
Current Operating Fund
This is our bread and butter, the fund that pays most of our bills. Contributions to the Current Operating Fund enable us to gather and report news, secure and disseminate resources, buy Internet bandwidth, and pay the rent and the phone bill. In short, it enables us to fulfill our ministry.
If you want to make a gift that will keep giving until the Lord returns, consider our General Endowment Fund. The principal of this fund — including your gift — is protected and will not be spent. The interest income it generates, combined with interest on gifts from friends throughout the years, is used to support our ongoing operation.
Standard of Freedom Endowment
Contributions to this fund are being pooled to endow the position of editor of the Baptist Standard. Since 1888, the editor has stood as a sentinel for Baptist freedom, preserving the flow of information to Baptists and other Christians and sustaining their right to understand the people, events and developments that impact their common faith. That’s a role time and technology will not change. This fund will preserve the editorship and its vital role in Baptist life. Gifts may be contributed to the endowment in general or in memory/honor of one of the six most recent editors, listed below.
- David M. Gardner — 1944-1954
- E.S. James — 1954-1966
- John J. Hurt — 1966-1977
- Presnall H. Wood — 1977-1995
- Toby Druin — 1996-1998
- Marv Knox — 1999-present
Your donation makes a difference. We appreciate it — and you — far more than we can express.