What Does It Cost to Host a Prayer Weekend or Seminar?
Most Harvest Prayer Ministries teaching staff members raise their own financial support. This in part is done through honoraria received for teaching classes and seminars. The following financial figures are to be used as a guide. We ask that a church cover all expenses AND provide an honorarium.
Note: HPM recognizes that some churches may not be able to meet the following recommendations. Please let us know of financial hardship. We can recommend things to help reduce the cost to your church budget. In the end, we leave the amount of the honorarium up to the host church.
$500 per day (Travel days for speaker should be included in as well)
$1000 – $1500 for a weekend (Friday evening through Sunday)
Note: This is only a suggested amount. If your church cannot provide that, please do not let that sway you from inviting us to minister in your church. You can provide whatever honorarium your can afford!
Host Church’s Expenses
These may include:
We ask that you allow the HPM staff member select his or her ticket and be reimbursed. As a ministry, we understand the need to be good stewards of both money and time. Therefore, we use several internet sites to find the best fares and schedules available for the dates of travel. The schedule of the HPM Teaching Staff member will determine the final selection.
Mileage To and From Airport (IRS rate as of 1-1-14 is .565)
Teaching Staff Members traveling from Indiana- 130 miles round trip
$12 – $18 per day
Auto Rental or Mileage
Automobile Rental and fuel expenses or Mileage to and from meeting site at current IRS rates including miles incurred to and from lodging
Hotel Costs including parking.
(Due to travel, teaching time and health issues, we request that staff members be lodged in a nearby hotel. These accommodations should be in a moderately priced chain hotel such as Hilton Garden, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn or similar hotel.)
Any meal expenses incurred during travel.
Return shipping costs for unsold books, etc. that HPM ships to your event. Harvest Prayer pays to ship the books to your location. We ask that the church pay to ship the unsold books back, using Fed-ex or UPS so the packages are traceable.