As you probably know, Canon Press aims to provide solid Christian products from a Trinitarian worldview. We want to explore and advocate the beauties of life lived in subjection to the Trinity, and this, we believe, lies at the heart of continuing the work of the Reformation. In the end, our lofty goals include godly families, reverent worship, and a culturally potent Church—all founded upon the teachings of the Scriptures.
You might not know, however, that Canon Press is a ministry—not a profit making business. We serve as a literature ministry of a particular church (Christ Church), and we intentionally publish products for the edification of the larger Body of Christ. In addition, we answer directly to the Canon Board, who answers directly to the elder board of Christ Church. In other words, we strive to minister to the Church from within the church.
Ministering this way has a number of beneficial and challenging consequences. First, many of our products grow out of everyday church life. This gives us the opportunity to address real problems in the church with biblical solutions. Second, we measure our success by how much biblical leaven we bring into the Christian life and the opportunity to call Christians to increased faithfulness to Jesus Christ. Third, our ministry often invites opposition and slander because our books call for reform, rebuke sin, and cling to the gospel of free grace. We accept these backlashes with thankfulness, and they encourage us to keep walking humbly with God. They also confirm our ministry is effective.
Over the last decade, Canon Press has been financially blessed both with years of increase and leanness. In years of increase, we have put aside money and faithfully undertaken new projects. In years of leanness, we have used our savings (in addition to product sales) to continue our ministry. And in some cases, we have depended upon funding from our local church to continue our ministry.
The past two years have been some of the leaner years in Canon Press’ history. We have been relying upon our product sales, our savings, and our local church, but even this has not been enough to continue steadily. We would therefore like to appeal to the Church at large for assistance because we think this is one of the most faithful things we can do.
So, how can you help the ministry of Canon Press? Here are four different ways you can support us and fund continued reformation:
Many thanks for your time, concern, and assistance. We rejoice in our labors, and look forward to what the Lord has in store for Canon Press, His Church growing in faithfulness, and continued reformation in our age.