This is addressed on a case by case basis. Many times in the past 10 years, churches and venues have used this as an excuse NOT pay a traveling ministry anything at all. To their credit, many of these people do not understand that CD sales more often than not with most bands does NOT translate into income for the members. These merchandise sales pay for our running costs to get us down the road each day and to cover maintenance and/or replacement of gear, car parts, gas, lodging and unexpected costs that always pop up while touring. We rely on Love Offerings
(money given by the church in addition to a love offering) to pay for our personal expenses and to provide for our families. If you are in a position where you would like Jacob's Well to participate in your event but are honestly unable to pay anything at all, please let us know. If you are looking to book another band for free for your next event simply because you don't WANT to pay anything, feel free to call us and explain why you think it is reasonable that you should not have to pay anything to an artist participating in your event.