From the moment Dr. DeHaan founded RBC Ministries, he believed he could trust God to set the pace of growth. Though he occasionally made financial needs known in newsletters, he vowed not to let “needs” get in the way of “message” or to use proceeds to develop an elaborate superstructure.
And he said that if enough support didn’t come in, he’d take it as the Lord’s signal to close up shop.
When Richard DeHaan became the leader of RBC, he accepted the principles developed by his father. To avoid overspending, he directed the ministry to “live within its means.” To avoid waste, he emphasized the sacrifice each gift represents. And to make RBC accessible to all, he chose to distribute booklets without charge to anyone who requested them.
Today, under the leadership of Rick DeHaan, those original principles still hold true.