one another daily” (Hebrews 3:13).
Encouragement Net is devoted to encouraging followers of Jesus Christ.
Daily Encouragement Impact & Vision
Thank you for your interest in regard to the
support of the Daily Encouragement Net ministry. You probably reached this page from our support page.
This ministry is
by volunteer contributions from readers. We prepared this page for
those who may have a greater interest in our vision and the scope of this
ministry. I want to share a bit more about the wonderful way this ministry is reaching many all over the world.
The daily mailing and
the content of the website are of course offered as a ministry without any cost
whatsoever. We do not use any advertising on either medium since
in our opinion this would clutter and confuse the message. We merely
rely on the Lord to provide for the expenses of this ministry as He
leads people to support it.
The Daily Encouragement
devotional perspective now has about three thousand "opt-in" email
addresses on the list. The content of the web site is updated each
weekday with the daily encouragement message, and along with the testimonies and other resource
materials has over 5,000 "hits" and some 4,000 page requests and 1500 visitors per day. The daily message is also available as a podcast and through RSS feed.
The mailing list is
comprised of readers who have specifically requested receiving the
material we offer. We do not "harvest" email addresses, buy them, or
use the rather disgusting opt-out method (placing people involuntarily
against their will on the list and then feeling responsible because we
give them the opportunity to opt-out or unsubscribe). Of course those
who have voluntarily requested our mail are provided easy instructions
to unsubscribe or be removed from the list with each and every post.
In a given month there
is a strong likelihood that many thousands of different people benefit
from this ministry in one way or another ranging from regular
subscribers and readers to one-time readers coming across the website
or a forwarded email. Apart from the obvious visits to the website and
regular subscribers from all over the world I happen to know it has
further impact in each of the following ways:
readers at each address.
copies and in some cases secondary forwards. (People forwarding on
forwards they have received!)
that are printed out and distributed or placed on bulletin boards.
and illustrations for sermons, teachings, etc.
many times a devotional may be forwarded to and read by a seeker. They
may subscribe and get a regular small daily dose of truth! Each daily
encouragement has a link to the plan of salvation in the footer.
the contents of the website and email subscription are absolutely free.
There is very little emphasis on money, sales, advertisements, loud appeals
for contributions, etc. on the surface on either the daily email post
or the website.
website has many additional resources apart from the daily message.
How you can support
for Brooksyne and me. We are the
staff of Daily Encouragement Net! I am very thankful for a volunteer in
Canada who assists me with the tech dimensions and is presently
providing website and podcast hosting
forward any message to those you feel might be encouraged by it.
Forwards are a great way to promote the ministry to others. The best
forwards in my view are when you personally note why you feel the
particular message would be appropriate for the person you’re
sending it to and sending it individually. (The worst forwards are
those sent to a group list with no personal note, which I generally
delete without reading.) Tip: Consider copying and pasting the entire
contents into a new email rather than using the forward function, which
often contains annoying bullets before each line.
- If you
have a website consider linking to the daily devotional. This will give
your site fresh, spiritual content. All you have to do is link to the
main page <www.dailyencouragement.net> since the current daily encouragement is placed on that page
and updated each weekday morning.
a link to the website (current message) on the sig line in your email.
material is freely available to use as illustrations in teachings, etc.
Consider stating "this material is from a website called
to a ready to print business card template and poster are available
- I have received technical help from readers all over the world for which I am most appreciative.
Encouragement Net is an affiliate of Christianbook.com. When you
purchase books, music and other items from this site you help fund this
ministry. (In order for Daily Encouragement Net to receive a commission
you must use this link.)
Financial support for
this ministry is needed for the following:
and server space – These are the costs associated with internet
access and space on a server for the website. Due to the volume of
uploaded material and email I must use a broadband connection and the
site requires a large and fast server with a dedicated
IP address. (As mentioned above a volunteer supporter in Canada presently pays for the website and podcasting hosting!)
expenses – The costs to secure and keep the
dailyencouragement.net domain name.
list management – The professional service I use to
host the mailing list.
and other hardware - I have a desktop as well as a laptop for backup
and travel. We also have a mini sound studio in our home with
electronic piano, mics and mixer.
for website development, mailing list management and study materials.
licensing (the license to use copyrighted music).
expenses such as printing costs, conference exhibit space, display ads,
etc. (Although virtually all of our promotion and growth is through the
web and forwarded emails).
phases of providing this ministry takes about 5-6 hours daily. Since
2005 I have spent far more time than this upgrading the website and email
list server and preparing the messages in written and audio form
(podcasts). Brooksyne also has an increased role as she edits my
writings, adds prayers and notes and plays background music for the
podcasts. We both are in many cases are able to provide
follow-up ministry to those who write us in response to messages.
vision is to increasing expand what we offer and see our family's financial needs
met mostly through this ministry with the balance coming through other ministries
we are involved in such as interim pastoring, guest speaking and
If you have been
blessed by our ministry and would like to provide a financial offering to assist us we would sure appreciate it!
To give a financial offering see our support page.
Stephen & Brooksyne Weber
Practical ways to
use this ministry.
Here is a ready-made card template to make business-sized
cards that can be distributed promoting this ministry. All you need is
business card stock available at any office supply.
Here is a poster
that may be printed out and posted.
today anchored in God’s solid foundation"