Leveraging God's Resources
Ministry Not Business

Leveraging God's Resources is a ministry, not a business. At present LGR operates as a division of CPM Solutions LLC. LGR will eventually become a stand-alone 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, making all donations tax deductible. Any donations received by LGR will be used for LGR special projects and direct operating costs. Roger Jeter, will not receive a salary or any other compensation from LGR.

Roger follows the Apostle Paul inspired "tent-maker" model for financial support. Said differently, Roger will continue working with commercial clients to support his family while also offering his services on a free or highly discounted basis to ministry clients. Roger anticipates a five-year transition to achieve a targeted mix of 60% ministry - 40% commercial. During these transition years Roger expects that there will be a greater ministry demand for his services than he can accommodate.

The concept of charging a discounted rate for ministry services as opposed to giving that time away for free was born out of discussions with several ministries. In these discussions I was reminded of two principles, one Biblical and one human nature. The Biblical principal was given by Christ himself in Luke 10 when He sends "the seventy" out into the world. In Luke 10:7, Christ explains that their support should come from those they are serving;

"And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give:
for the labourer is worthy of his hire.
Go not from house to house."
Luke 10:7

The second principal based in human nature is that we do not highly value things we obtain for free or for a very low cost. Free advice is frequently ignored or discounted by the recipient based not upon its value but upon its cost (or lack thereof).

By charging a discounted fee for some of the services provided, Roger can leverage his expertise across more ministries, sooner than would be otherwise possible. Accordingly, Roger has developed the LGR Rate Structure, that explains which projects are free and which require a discounted fee.

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