At the beginning of 2019, our organization officially changed from a non-profit to a sole proprietorship, officially registered as David Keith Lewis DBA (doing business as) Basic Idea Ministries. We are now referring to our ministry as BIM instead of TBI.
With this change in status comes a change in the donation process. The new donation process has 2 options:
- Make a non-tax-deductible donation directly to Basic Idea Ministries.
- Make a tax-deductible donation through our partner non-profit, Helping Hands Ministry (see more below).
To make a direct (non-tax-deductible) donation to BIM, simply enter your donation amount below.
How to make a non-tax-deductible donation using a check via online banking or by mail:
- Make Check Payable to:
Basic Idea Ministries
- Please print “Donation” in the Memo Line of your check
- Mail Check to:
Basic Idea Ministries or (BIM)
30 Eastover Drive
Cleveland, GA 30528
Office Phone: 706-865-6978
Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be invested in activating mentoring relationships, building marriage ministries, conducting marriage conferences, developing teams of dedicated volunteers, and equipping mentors to spread the impact of this “one-to-many” ministry.
Tax deductible gifts can still be made as recommendations for our ministry through Helping Hands Ministry. Helping Hands Ministry will operate as our umbrella organization, receive donations recommended for BIM, and regularly send the donations to us – minus their 8% fee.
The simplification of our ministry from TBI to BIM sole proprietorship saves us time & administrative challenges, and costs less than the amount of money we were spending to keep the nonprofit.
What Hasn’t Changed
Our financial policies have always been established in order to make excellent ministries available to as many individuals, couples, churches, and denominations as possible using cost-effective, efficient methods. God has faithfully provided our financial needs via honorariums (honoraria) for services and through donations to The Basic Idea Ministries for more than 8 years (Sept., 2010 to December, 2018). Your donation or honorarium payment will help us continue “equipping … saints for the work of service”, as well as, present the simple Gospel message.
Our continuing policy will be to accomplish our mission using the funds God provides to us now through our new sole proprietorship – Basic Idea Ministries (BIM). Our financial health and accountability will be monitored and guarded by Barnes, Merritt, and Barnes CPA’s, located in Cumming, GA.