Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 16, 2012.

Update #3

Progress update 7/5/13

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Hello out Kickstarterers,  

  Another year has blown by and I wanted to give everyone an update on the Megachurched project. As is usually the case I seriously underestimated how long it would take to complete the travel and research involved, not to mention the writing, editing and so on. Originally I had intended to finish this summer but it looks like it'll be at least another six months to a year before I'm finished.

Currently I am in the middle of chapter four, which focuses on the prosperity gospel. I have completed rough versions of chapters 1-3 and will focus on getting final versions of those over the next couple of months.

In November I am moving to Arizona and will be traveling cross country to get there. On the way I am stopping at a number of megachurches in the Midwest as well as the West. After that the travel portion of the research will be done and I can focus solely on writing and editing.

I want to send out another thanks to all of you for enabling this to happen. It's been a lot of work and an interesting experience but I wouldn't change it for the world. You are all in my thoughts as we get closer to the end.

You can check out further updates and thoughts on the project at http://megachurched.com/wordpress/  I've been posting more frequently in the past months and will continue to do so in the future.

Thanks!

Joel


Update #2

We did it!!!

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We reached our funding goal around noon today!  Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. It's so exciting to see this amount of support and to reach our goal after only 11 days.

And just to let you know, the project will be up for another 10 days and will still be taking donations. Any overfunding I'll be putting toward the other 3 megachurch trips later in the year. The more funding, the quicker I can get this done.

In the next week I'll be getting the website up to speed, where I'll be keeping a log of the trip, with pictures. Also, follow me on Twitter if you want to be alerted of any new postings.

Here's to the start of an exciting adventure thanks to all of you!

With much love and gratitude,

-Joel


Update #1

Problems with $35 pledge

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Has anyone had trouble when choosing the $35 pledge? A friend told me today that it put her down as $100 when she chose $35. I promise that's not on purpose. Was just wondering if this was a fluke thing or if it keeps happening.

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    MEGA-VISITOR: Only got a dollar? No problem! If you can give anything at all I'll be happy to include your name in the acknowledgements, as you still took a part in helping me achieve my goal.

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    MEGA-SEEKER: In exchange for an honest Abe, you'll get an official "Megachurched" bumper sticker. Put it on your car, your refrigerator or your head. It's guaranteed to get weird looks and (hopefully) encourage some interesting conversations!

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    MEGA-MEMBER: For $15, you'll get an ebook version of Megachurched in whatever format you desire, plus a Megachurched sticker. Of course, you'll receive heaping helpings of love from the author and be included in the book's thank you page.

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    MEGA-PARTNER: For $25, you get a paperback copy of Megachurched, signed by the author, along with your name in the thank you section and a big hug from the author (if you're cool with that sort of thing)

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    MEGA-PARTNER-PLUS: For $35, you'll get everything above, plus the accompanying Megachurched documentary and over-the-top bear-hugging thanks from the author.

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    MEGA-MEGA-PARTNER: For $40, you'll get everything under the "partner" package along with an extra book to loan, give away or to attempt reading two books at the same time (very difficult)

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    MEGA-MEGA-PARTNER-PLUS-PLUS: What do you get for the person who has everything? How about two of everything? Everything in the Partner Plus package but with... two of everything.

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    MEGA-TITHER: Seriously? $100? What do you want? Wash your clothes? Paint your house? I'm open to suggestions on this one. If you're giving this much, you either REALLY believe in the project or you meant to type $10. Either way, thank you from the depths of my heart!

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