In the November editorial I shared — with hesitation and hope — about the cash flow concerns of Baptists Today/Nurturing Faith. You responded generously with new first-time gifts, increased giving and monthly pledges that allowed us to finish the year well.

Thanks for being a vital part of this realized hope. Continued giving throughout this year is needed, however, to buoy this unique voice of freedom and hope.

This ministry’s faithful friends have been nothing short of heroic in responding with gifts and pledges while sharing the need with others. There has been some wonderful creativity, for example, such as members of a Sunday school class honoring their teacher with a gift.

Promises of monthly giving are crucial to our ongoing operations, and estate gifts can ensure long-term stability.

Our Board of Directors and staff are committed to the best practices of stewardship. We have a lean and effective organization.

The good work of an Envisioning Committee, approved by the Board, has led to some creative steps to addressing both cost savings and reaching a broader audience while staying true to our principles and purpose.

Please review the upcoming changes as detailed on page 8. And then look for something new yet familiar in your mailbox next month — along with the additional resources that will become available online and through social media.

Again, thanks for your support and encouragement as we move forward in some good, hopeful ways.

By John D. Pierce