Editor’s note: This information was published in the November 2019 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.
CHM’s Bring-a-Friend referral program earns members a free month of ministry membership for each new friend who joins as the result of their efforts (credit is applied after the friend has paid for three months of membership).
Here are four reasons why Bring-a-Friend helps everybody:
1. Head: As more members join, monthly costs remain low even as medical prices continue to skyrocket. With hundreds of thousands of members sharing each other’s medical bills, it just makes sense.
2. Heart: Something that sets CHM apart is the love that members have for each other, as evidenced by the encouraging cards, letters and emails sent across the country by members to others who are going through difficult times.
3. Hands: As Christians, we are called to be the hands of Jesus! One way to do that is by supporting your brothers and sisters in Christ through their medical difficulties.
4. Feet: “…beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news” (Rom. 10:15). CHM enables Christian individuals, families, ministries and missionaries to not worry about their healthcare. Instead, they focus on the life God has called them to live.
Great Bring-a-Friend conversation starters and resources
“Have I told you how CHM shared my medical bills and how members from across the United States sent me encouraging cards and prayed for me?”
Your Member Portal account contains a link you can email to friends and family who are interested in joining. When they click the link to sign up, your member number is automatically placed in the referral section!
“CHM saved me hundreds of dollars this year! Would you like to hear how you can save money too?”
facebook-square Share one of CHM’s Facebook posts (fb.com/iheartchm).
Tactics to avoid:
“Hey, I’m down on my financial luck right now. If you could join CHM for three months, that would be great because then I’ll get a free month!”
“You know what I really want for Christmas? Free healthcare! So, mom and dad, you sign up in November. Brother, you join in December, while sister joins CHM in January. Don’t forget to use my member number and pay your first three months!”
“You’re my best friend, so help me get a free month of CHM membership. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never heard of CHM before. All you have to do is sign up and use my member number.”