FAQ Do all of my donations directly support the missions base? No matter the amount of your gift, 100 percent of the funds go directly to the International House of Prayer Missions Base. This includes everything from the practical operation of the prayer room to helping support full-time intercessors, worship leaders, singers, and musicians. Are worship leaders, singers, and musicians supported with any of my donations? Yes. We provide small stipends to some full-time staff as needed. Most of our staff build their own financial support team of individuals who partner with them financially and in prayer. As we are able, we help these worshipers and intercessors with small missionary stipends as they pour themselves out day by day before the Lord. As intercessory missionaries we commit to living a fasted lifestyle of simplicity so that we might give more. How much does it cost to operate the prayer room per day? It costs approximately $5,000 per twenty-four hour period to operate the prayer room, 75 percent of which funds the singers and musicians. This is for the prayer room expenses only, and is not indicative of the cost of the rest of the missions base operations or ministries. How do International House of Prayer staff members support themselves financially? Our staff members commit to raise their own financial support through the development of a team of personal partners. They communicate with their home churches, family, and friends, and cast the vision for the raising up of full-time worshipers and intercessors. Some part-time staff members are employed by businesses in the area to supplement their monthly needs. When possible, we love to help support our full-time missionaries with small missionary stipends. Your gifts make that possible. Am I a Partner if I give every month? Yes. With a recurring gift of $7 or more, you are considered a Partner. Whether you give monthly or one lump sum on an annual basis, you are a Partner. Why do you have to ask for my credit card information again if I have already given it? In order to keep your credit card information secure, we assign an authorization code for it. This authorization code is stored in our system, but your actual credit card number is not. In addition, the authorization code assigned to you expires annually. We follow up periodically to verify your information. While it may seem redundant, it maximizes the security of your credit card. Will you automatically debit my bank account or credit card each month? You can sign up online to have your gift come through as an auto-deduction from your debit or credit card each month. If you don’t have a Partners account, you can simply follow this link to our giving site, where you can activate your Partners account. If you feel more comfortable giving monthly by check, please write “Partners” in the memo line to ensure that your check is properly directed for your monthly pledge. Our Partners staff can walk you through an online account set-up if you need help. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 763-0200 x.2529. How do I change the amount of my monthly gift? The process for changing your monthly giving amount is easier if you contact the Partners office directly. The Partners staff can make changes to your giving account quickly and efficiently. Can I choose a date for my donations to be deducted? You can designate the day you want your monthly gift deducted from your credit card when you sign up online. Your credit or debit card will be auto-deducted on the day of your choice, for example, the 15th of every month. Can I give online? Yes. You can follow this link to our online donations page, or you can read more about ways to donate. On the donations page, log in to your Partners account. If you don’t have a Partners account, it is very easy to create one by following the instructions on the page. In your account, you can designate a gift—either a special gift or a recurring gift for the amount you feel the Lord has placed on your heart. You can set up your monthly gift to be auto-deducted from your debit or credit card on a specific day each month. You can access your account at any time if you wish to give a special gift to other areas of need on the missions base. How do I designate my check to the Partners program? Make your check out to “IHOPKC” and write “Partners Program” in the memo line. Please remember to include the name on the Partners account if it differs from the name on your check. Do I receive a receipt for my gifts to the International House of Prayer? A receipt of your gifts is sent to you in two ways, monthly and annually. You will receive a monthly receipt showing a summary of your gifts from the previous month. If you have given more than $250 in a calendar year and have a US address, we will automatically generate an annual tax-deductible giving statement for you at the close of each year. It will be mailed to you by February of the following year. What if my giving statement is incorrect? If you discover that your gifts are not accurately reflected on your annual tax statement or monthly receipt, our accounting office requires a written inquiry of any problem or question you have about your annual statement. Email email@example.com to ask questions about your giving statement. I still have questions not answered here. Can I call or email? Please call us at (816) 763-0200 x.2529, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.