About Disciple's Cross
Disciple's Cross is a work at home opportunity developed by pastor John Raymond. Through this business you will be compensated for assembling the Christian cross and selling it back to the company for a profit.
How Does it Work?
The way it works is you send in for a starter kit costing $99 which includes an instructional video and enough materials to put together 25 Disciple's Crosses. Once you get going you will be ordering supplies separately based on what kind of color crosses you want to make.
The cross itself is a unique design made up of 3 special components: the leather cord, the wrapped wire, and the nails. All rooted in meaning and symbolism in accordance with Christian beliefs.
As a Disciple's Cross producer you will have the flexibility to work as little or a much as you like. There is also no minimum orders for materials so you are not forced to over commit.
The cost varies by volume with steep discounts offered for larger orders.
1-4 Crosses $12.00 (Per Cross)
5-24 Crosses $10.00 (Per Cross)
25-49 Crosses $7.00 (Per Cross)
If you have any issues you can reach out to the company by phone at (985) 661-1896 or email at [email protected]
With any Christian based business opportunity it's important to be cautious and do your research. It's sad to say that many times scammers use Christianity as a way to conceal the true nature of their business and use it as a tool to gain the public's trust.
Disciple's Cross is a legitimate company but there are some complaints dealing with the buy back program. Some crosses were failing inspection and people were losing money on shipping and supply fees.
This is a fairly common complaint with many work at home assembly jobs. If you're careful and follow the instructions closely you can reduce your rejection rate.
The other option is to avoid the buy back program all together and focus on marketing and selling the crosses on your own. This can be done on a local level for instance, at your church, community events, local shops or on a grander scale such as eBay or through your own website.
If you have purchased a Disciple's Cross or are working as a producer please leave a detailed review below.
11 ‘Disciple's Cross’ Reviews
I first purchased the home starter kit back in 2004 when looking for Christian at home businesses. The crosses take practice to make and I've sent in 1 or 2 shipments of 50 pieces to DC who pays you like $2-$3 per cross. However, the real money to be made here is by selling them yourself. I've made several thousand dollars over the years and still make them to this day. They are unique that can't be bought in stores. They do sell themselves and when people see them they love them! I've sold them from $10 to $4 each depending on how many people or stores wanted to order. They cost about $1 to make, so your profit margarine is huge!!! Make for $1 and sell for $10. I even took it to other levels and started making matching Keychains and Zipper pulls. I even promote them as just use them as a cross in your pocket as a reminder of God's love. Opportunities are endless. Be smart, make them and sell them yourselves.
After purchasing all of the necessary supplies (and extra, just in case I had a hard time catching on), I sent in my first test batch. And I never heard from this company again. So I'm out the start up fee, the time I spent learning, and the materials used to make the first 25 I sent. I've made attempts to reach them (via email and FaceBook) but all have been ignored. And if you call the business line, no one answers, and the voice mail is always full. So I've filed a complaint with the BBB (ongoing), and intend to also file with the AG of that state. COMPLETE SCAM.
I bought material from disciple's cross, Slidell, La. I was lied to. They are not the honest, Christian people they claim to be. Sometimes you can deal with the Devil and not realize it, until it's too late. Beware!!! There are some good, honest people who sell material. This is not one of them.
I first bought the kit over 6 years ago and they sent all of my crosses back. But I was able to sell all of the crosses that they sent back. This is a product that sells itself. You may grow immune to the appease of it, but when people see the cross, they instantly love it. I had people who stay in a homeless shelter ordering these back-to-back from me. If you want them to buy back your crosses, then be willing to invest the time (and money) to get good at making them. However, you will find that you can make more money just selling them yourself. It is definitely not a scam, but it is not easy to get them to buy it back, because they want absolute perfection, and that takes time and money since you have to purchase your own supplies. You have to weigh the odds and decide if it is worth investing money to perfect the art of making these crosses so well that they will buy them back from you.
I purchased the kit, made my first 25, had largest portion of them returned, I was shown my mistakes. I decided to take the option of selling them for myself. I am doing well at selling; people really like the crosses. My quality of work is good, but it gets better with each cross. The nails ARE hard to bend if you have problems with your hands. You can buy the nails pre-bent (recommend). I have displays in various places and work with store retailers on profit sharing. I charge $10 per cross. You will not get rich on this but it is more of a mission and I do make some good part-time money to go along with the SS check. IT WORKS IF YOU WORK IT and don't cheat people. It really helps to carry crosses with you and give them away at times. I know several missionarys that give them away to the people on their mission fields. It is a CHRISTIAN thing my friends and I let God tell me what to do, and He never lets me down.
I have been making Disciples Crosses for about 8 years now. I have never used the buy back program because I have so much interest in my community. I purchase my supplies wholesale. If you are willing to do the work, follow the instructions- you will make money in your community. I have been very pleased with my initial investment because it has paid for itself many times over.
I had an experience similar to Mary Alice from Houston. I ordered a starter kit, received it promptly, then sent in 10 crosses. All were rejected, although they said my work "showed potential." I ordered supplies and made 50 more crosses. I sent them in October 2013 and have heard nothing back--no rejects, no check, nothing. I left a message and sent them an email and have heard NOTHING. Needless to say I don't trust the company anymore and won't give them any more money.
I have not sold one back to the Disciple's Cross folks. To date, I have made over 700 since December 2012 and i have sold over 500. It has opened a whole new ministry for me and folks are responding extremely favorably - i sell them at 3 different churches now and also in a Hallmark store - I will be in trade shows and flea markets this summer and anticipate needing help to fill all the orders. It is what you make of this, just like anything else, you will NOT be an expert at it instantly - i had to make 40 - 50 before i became any good at all
Making these crosses will not pay your mortgage, perhaps your car payments. Surely, we all need extra cash, and years ago I also started to sell the ones I made on my own. (The buy back program not worth it at all.) But when I started to give them away, I saw a far greater impact of God in my life. Nowadays, I make them and give them away. I supply these crosses to a ministry for their overseas missionary trips.
And for the sake of a trade secret: if you accidentally scratch the wire, just color it over with permanent marker. Make sure to do that before you dip it in the clear coat.
I joined awhile back ago and only went with the company for a few months. Started on my own and buying my own supplies. This was when the contract allowed you to buy your own supplies from any where. three years after I have did this on and off with no real profit Pastor John Raymond sued me and 20+ others for patent infringement and the RICO act. A few years after he dropped the charges for not have any legit reason or evidence to sue the people that he did. Now a few that got sued is counter suing and found out that he lied to the courts about his profits and the legit of the patent for the cross he makes. By law if the item is in public circulation for over a year it is public domain and no one can claim it. His web site is still misinforming the public and to my belief the company and Pastor John Raymond is still breaking the law. The crosses are a beautiful thing and can be made by any one the problem is not the crosses it is the man behind the company.