For years we have been serving the church community in America, Mexico and elsewhere. Recently, we have had conversations with church leaders nationwide and they have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic about our ideas.
Basic Concept — Church Partnerships with major retailers
Weekend Tent Set Ups on Church grounds –
Major Retailers will do all of the set up. They will offer their brand name quality discounted merchandise on church grounds, creating a marketplace atmosphere serving the greater community. In many areas, these major retailers would not have a presence in these areas and these items could not be purchased in that area. Discounts would be offered and some of the proceeds would go to support the churches that would partner with the major retailers.
We have warm relationships with many well known leaders. However, there are many less known leaders with very large networks throughout the nation that we are already in contact with that we could enter into a trial/pilot with as soon as an understanding can be reached.
• A service to the neighborhoods — bringing quality major retail products to these neighborhoods at discounts.
• A service to the church — bringing traffic to the church — people who wouldn’t normally mingle with the church community coming to the church for quality merchandise.
• A service to major retailer — an affinity group that may be touched through a Christ Card through discounted pricing of the quality products that could possibly be further discounted as the tent partnerships might diminish the cost of distribution.
• The Christ Card will be unique in that it will offer training in each monthly statement. The holders will be advised of the upcoming discounts being offered as well as the dangers of borrowing money and paying interest. The statement will also carry a feature as to some greater good accomplished in one of the communities served each month through these partnerships that we create.
In the US alone there are 106,000,000 church going Christians and 770,000 churches. 50,000 churches have 100 or more members.
Imagine discounted — clothes, school supplies, coats, technology and other necessities.
Imagine — Seasonally — Toys, Athletic Equipment, Tools, Home Repair, etc.
The Churches could really begin to serve their communities in a different way.