Equipment: We provide our own sound equipment.
Approximately an hour and a half prior to the service is needed for set-up of equipment and sound check.
Availability: The Helmsmen are interested in setting a date and time to minister at your church or event.
Finances: There are two ways we offer you to sing at your church or event. If you are 100 miles or less, we will come to your church, or event, for $100 travel expenses plus a “love offering” taken during the service, or for a $500 flat rate. If you are over 100 miles from Kalamazoo, MI, we will come to your church, or event, for $200 travel expenses plus a “love offering” taken during the service, or for a $600 flat rate. If you are over 200 miles from Kalamazoo, call us and we can discuss our financial arrangements (which will include lodging, meals, in addition to travel costs). We can work with you if you have unusual circumstances and other arrangements need to be made for us to come to your church or event. Please call all us for details.
We do not regularly do “FREE” concerts. Remember the group members all live in different cities from Sturgis (near the Indiana border) to Byron Center (almost to Grand Rapids). We usually have to run two or more vehicles to the services. Some of us have full-time jobs, or run businesses, and some are retired (with “honey do it lists”) that keep us busy.
The Bible does say that a “servant is worthy of his hire”. So we appreciate your honoring Christ’s command.
Misc: We also make CD’s of our music available as an extension of their ministry.
We have budget goals that we hope to meet when we do extended services (Revivals & Crusades). We will be glad to discuss these with you upon request.
For more information, contact Gary or Kathy at: 269-381-2553 or via the contact tab above.