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First Steps In Ministry Fundraising

Posted on: 21 Jan 2020

Are you ready to start fundraising for your ministry? Have you articulated your theology of resource development and communicated this internally in your organization?  Your theology and philosophy of fundraising will serve as your guidepost as you embark on this important ministry. Let’s get started, then. Board and Leadership Commitment Make sure you have everybody on board, including your board of trustees and the executive management. The commitment of the top leadership is essential to the success of ministry fundraising. Are your leaders prepared to commit resources—money, people, time, effort— needed to launch this ministry?  One such investment is a […]

Biblical Stewardship and Fundraising

Posted on: 20 Aug 2018

Biblical stewardship provides the paradigm for Christian fundraisers. It begins with the acknowledgement that God who created all things is also the owner and provider of all that we need, including the resources to fund his kingdom work. What a liberating thought! My conversion to biblical stewardship set me free as a fundraiser. As development director of the seminary where I was working I used to think about the money I had to raise before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning. The burden of raising the money felt heavily on my shoulders until I […]

Biblical Stewardship: The Foundation of All Generosity

Posted on: 06 Aug 2018

Generosity is the overflow of the stewardship mindset that says God owns it all and I am only a steward of the resources in my hands, including my life. This truth has far-reaching implications in the way we live our lives and use the resources entrusted to us including money, possessions, our work, our business, and everything else we got. God bestows material blessing to his people in order that they can help those who have less in this life. Giving and sharing liberate God’s people from hoarding material things and loving mammon. If we train ourselves to give away […]