Who pays for the building projects?
It is the responsibility of the organizations Third Lens partners with to raise the funds necessary for a capital building project. Part of our vetting process is determining a ministry’s ability to ability to raise funds for projects. Often times, our partners use the information we provide to assist with fundraising efforts. Third Lens does not raise funds directly for a project but is willing to assist with executing a successful capital campaign.
Does Third Lens charge a fee for the building projects?
Third Lens is not a for-profit company and does not directly charge for its services. Any administrative costs are included in the development budget of each project as a suggested donation. Third Lens’ commitment to a project is not predicated on a partner’s ability to make a donation towards those costs.
Where does the name Third Lens come from?
“While it is fashionable in our times to analyze world events merely by looking through the lenses of politics and economics, it is also a serious mistake, for it prevents one from being able to see in three dimensions. To truly understand the significance of global events and trends, one must analyze them through a third lens as well: the lens of Scripture. Only then can the full picture become clearer.” — Joel Rosenberg, Epicenter
The same can be applied to the global needs of mankind, including hunger, illness, clean water, education and social injustice. With indignation, we ask God why He allows these calamities to fall upon His children. And in turn, our holy and righteous God asks us why we stand idle and allow our own brothers and sisters to suffer. Through the lenses of politics and economics, society shortsightedly drafts policy and throws money at the plights of humanity, only to fall short of viable solutions. Yet it is only by adding the third lens of Scripture, that we clearly see the answer: the Church.