Funding coaches and leaders need to be alert for three subtle fundraising “sayings.” These half-truths seem logical, but following them leads into a cul-de-sac.
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My biggest struggle when I first sensed God calling me into ministry was fundraising. I just could not see myself with a degree in mining engineering passing on a job in order to ask people for handouts. I equated fundraising to begging.
If you are doing God’s work, the devil will try to get you to not do it, using whatever tactics he can. And one of his favorite tactics is lies.
The perception exists in some Non-Westerners that the West are “rich,” and so it is easy for them to support Non-Western missionaries. This perception is fed in part by a misconception of financial realities in both cultures and currency values relative to local economies.
52% of the S&P 500 have become insolvent in the past 15 years. That’s over half of the most powerful and innovative companies that helped shape our economy.
Has your church’s unique, God-given potential to reach the nations been UNLOCKED?
In Galatians 6:2 Paul says, “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
There are some unique barriers many African-Americans face as it relates to fundraising.
By Pastor Ethan Collins Jackline said she was born with “liquidy” fingers on her left hand. Three of them had to be removed when she was a baby. My best guess is that “liquidy” means the bones in her hand weren’t fully formed when she was born, possibly from being malnourished while in the womb. . . . read more
By Dr. Teo A. Babun of Outreach Aid to the Americas Despite its isolation and varying levels of restrictions, the Cuban Church has not only survived, but also thrived. A revival that began in the 1980s has produced a spiritually vibrant and dynamic Church that is self-propagating, self-governing and self-theologizing. We cannot say it is completely . . . read more