FAQ

FAQs

What is the vision of Josh McDowell Ministry?

Josh McDowell Ministry’s vision is that true followers of Jesus everywhere live, defend and share their faith because they know that the Christian faith is reliable, relational and relevant to their lives. The Ministry serves students, parents, leaders, churches and virtual movements through the production of innovative events and cutting-edge ministry resources in the heart languages of people everywhere.

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How do I request Josh, Alex or Ben to speak at an event?

To request one of our speakers at your event, please complete this form or contact our staff at speakingrequest@josh.org

How do I request a forward or endorsement from Josh?

To submit your requests, please contact our staff at request@josh.org.

What volunteer or employment opportunities exist with Josh McDowell Ministry?

The Josh McDowell Ministry with its headquarters located 15 miles north of Dallas in Plano, Texas, is composed of missionary staff, paid staff, interns, and volunteers – all committed to serving others until the whole world hears about Jesus.

To view ministry opportunities at Cru, visit our careers page

What resources are available on this website?

Josh.org offers a wide range of resources — including daily devotions, Josh's research material, an online store, and more.

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How do I find help with personal issues or for a friend?

We are honored that you would ask us for help. We would like to be of assistance to you in any way we can. Josh McDowell Ministry works in partnership with churches, pastors, parents, and others through live events, global publishing of books and ministry resources, literature distribution, and community connections through media. Please visit our find help page to be connected to valuable and practical spiritual resources.

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How do I request prayer?

Life can be very hard at times.  Submit a prayer request for our staff to pray for you.  We take your request very seriously and we will be praying for you.

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Why donate to Josh McDowell Ministry?

There is a tremendous need for Josh’s books world-wide, as we regularly receive requests from foreign countries for his resources. It is only through the generous donations of others that we are able to provide these much-requested resources to truth-seeking people all over the world. Here is what donors’ giving has accomplished in the past:

  • Josh McDowell has authored and co-authored more than 150 titles, with over 50,000,000 books printed globally since 1989.
  • More than 23 million books have been printed in the United States and Canada, and more than 26 million books have been printed in more than 128 different languages and distributed in more than 150 countries worldwide.

But. . . . the need is still great. For 2020, Josh McDowell Ministry will need $19,799,000 to fulfill our most urgent requests for resources, teaching, training and ministry in more than 42 languages worldwide.

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Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. 100% of your gift is tax deductible under IRS rules. You will be mailed a receipt for tax purposes.

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Can I give online?

Yes. Simply go to www.Josh.org/Donate.

Can I donate by check?

Of course.  Simply mail your check to:

Josh McDowell Ministry
2001 West Plano Parkway, Suite 2400
Plano, TX 75075  

Can I give stock or other assets?

Yes. We can email you a form for you to give to your stockbroker that will make it very easy, and you can designate your gift directly to the area of your specific interest.

For more information, please visit www.Josh.org/Legacy-Partner.

What about financial accountability?

Josh McDowell Ministry and Cru (our parent organization) are charter members of the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). We have annual audits and all donations are processed through Campus Crusade for Christ.

In 2019 82% of funds given went directly to ministry—6% of funds went to general and administrative expenses and 12% of funds went to fundraising. That is actually quite a good ratio for non-profits anywhere. To review a copy of Cru’s annual report click here.