Friday, 7 November 2008

LKY Ministries ala JP Ministries?

Sze Zeng blogs about the innovative approach adopted by Joseph Prince Ministries in inviting people to be partners with this ministry to help them "preach the gospel of grace." There are 4 categories of how one can be a partner, and obviously, which category of partner one belongs to will then depend on how much one dispenses with the monthly or one-time contribution to this ministry. Of course, the benefits and privileges of each tier of partnership will also vary accordingly.

Here are the 4 categories of partnership:

1) Destined to Reign Partner - Classic Blue
2) Grace and Favour Partner - Royal Purple
3) Gospel Revolution Partner - Gold
4) Joseph's Inner Circle Partner - Platinum Elite

To be Joseph's Inner Circle Partner (Platinum Elite), one must be prepared to contribute a monthly gift of at least US$500 or a one-time gift of US$5,000.

I am not sure whether I should be disturbed by this kind of promotion. But again, it gives me a real crazy idea now - perhaps I should set up a LKY Ministries inviting people to be my partners as well. But you don't have to give so much to be LKY's Inner Circle Partner Platinum Elite. All you need to do is to make a minimum monthly contribution of RM500 or a one-time gift of RM5,000. I will make sure you receive an autographed copy of my forthcoming book to be published by T&T Clark worth GBP65 or US$130. How about that.....


SATheologies said...

Hahahahaha! That's very innovative of you. Then what color of card will you be giving your 'partners'?

Why not include the privilege that they be allowed to borrow books from your private library too? :)

pearlie said...

yes, yes, and free admission to your TEE classes!!! hahaha

Kar Yong said...

Hi JW,

Thanks for the idea - access to my "limited" specialised NT collection will be granted to the platinum elite inner circle members.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Pearlie,

Unfortunately, free access to my TEE class is not under my jurisdiction. You have to appeal to Ms Sarah Yap to sign you up as TEE Inner circle Platinum Elite member.

pearlie said...

Darn ... discounts then for double partnership.

Kar Yong said...

Not a problem, Pearlie. I can give you 10% dicount for the membership. I will also give you double the book limits for your borrowing from my personal library (up from 1 to 2 books). I will also extend the period of borrowring from 1 week to 2 weeks. Not to mention free consultation on NT scholarship matters (to a maximum limit of 2 hours a month).

Just key in the code INNERCIRCLE when you subscribe... :-)

blogpastor said...

Can Singaporeans join too? :)
When are you starting LKY Ministries? Do not register in Singapore though: too risky! LKY is also Lee Kuan Yew. :)

Kar Yong said...

Hi Blogpastor,
Oh, yes. Singaporeans are more than welcome. I think I need to add the word "international" - LKY International Ministries...Hahaha

Malcolm Loh said...

Thanks for highlighting this, brother, because I was not even aware of its existence!

Having read your post, I have felt led by the Holy Spirit to become a member of his Inner Circle.

Back in Aug 08, I sowed S$5,555.55 into One-North and was planning to sow further into it when God gives me the increase in Jan 2009.

Reaping Bountifully>

Looks like I will instead be sowing US$5,000 into JPM as the firstfruit instead :-D

SATheologies said...

Hmmm... I'm wondering how would KY's research on 2 Cor and St. Paul's life goes along with those taught by Joseph Prince's ministries. But again, that's still too early for me to say until I got a copy of his thesis(!) or his next book.


Kar Yong said...

Hi JW,

Just be a little patient and wait for the books... :-)