- a person or thing that boosts, especially an energetic and enthusiastic supporter.
Football teams have Boosters.
Schools have Boosters.
Can churches have Boosters?
Jesus had Boosters. Mary and Martha were two of his favorites. “Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.” Luke 10:38-29 NASB
The apostle Paul had Boosters. Rufus and his mother who was like a mother to Paul were just two of Paul’s many Boosters. “Greet Rufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine.” Romans 16:13 NIV
Surely then a local church can have Boosters who are enthusiastic supporters in the community that can help get the word out about the ministries of the church and contribute in many ways to the life of the church.
Boosterville is a program that allows non profit groups like local churches to encourage their “Boosters” to make purchases from participating Boosterville businesses, such as restaurants, hair salons, pet groomers, bookstores, coffee shops and more. In return, these businesses share back a small portion of those purchases directly to the nonprofit group designated by the buyer.
Recently, a check was presented at the Indiana Annual Conference for the money Bethel UMC Boosters in Indianapolis raised during their first month of using Boosterville. They’ve used Boosterville to support fellowship outside of the church by sending members to gather at a local pizza place to raise money as a group.
Does your church have Boosters who are ready to participate?