Generosity – It’s Not About Money But Attitude

In today’s individualistic world the concept of generosity as an essential part of our response to Jesus has been lost. Salvation is considered an individual undertaking having no bearing on the way we relate to the people around us. Even evangelism and social action are often a legalistic response to the Great Commission and the parable of the sheep and goats (Matt 25:31ff) rather than an outflow of a deep generous urge within us. However, this is not what the Bible teaches. Download the book to read more.

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Growing Givers’ Hearts

Here for the first time is a truly spiritual way of looking at fundraising as an opportunity to nurture current and prospective donors and facilitate their growth in faith. Growing Givers’ Hearts explores how development staff, executives, and board members from across the theological spectrum can make faith-building opportunities for donors their first priority; act on their confidence in God’s abundance; draw from their theological tradition in their approach to fundraising; involve a vital cross-section of staff in planning; and cultivate spiritually mature leadership. With this innovative approach, Growing Givers’ Hearts empowers readers to work in spiritually grounded, deeply creative, […]

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The Generosity Network

The Generosity Network is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause. Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding—and even fun. Walker and McCrea show how traditional pre-scripted, money-centered, goal-oriented fund-raising techniques lead to anxiety and failure, while open-spirited, curiosity-driven, person-to-person connections lead to discovery, growth—and often amazing results. Through engrossing personal stories, a wealth of innovative suggestions, and inspiring examples, they show nonprofit leaders how to build a community of engaged partners who share […]

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Art of Fundraising

This is a book on the how of fund raising for religious causes based on the Bible and P.K.D. Lee’s reading on the topic and his experience on fund raising in India. It gives an Indian perspective.

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Funding the Family Business

A book for anyone raising financial support from their own network of contacts to fulfil a call of God into some form of Christian ministry, Funding the Family Business is a mine of information and real life stories based on the author’s many years of experience in support raising. Designed as an easy–to–carry workbook, it is packed with stories, insight and teaching that will inspire, inform and guide you in your ministry journey. It looks at the biblical principles of giving and receiving, the stages of the giving process, considers the pitfalls and barriers to financial support–raising and gives practical […]

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Funding Kingdom Work By Building Financial Capacity in New Sending Contexts

As the locus of missionary-sending countries is transitioning to the Majority World, there is a pressing need to find avenues to fund those called to work in ministry in ways that will raise needed resources while still engaging local support and ownership. Wycliffe’s “Matching Funds Experiment” has produced some intriguing results for the global Church to consider. The experiment had two components. The first encompassed the sending of three consultants from various countries to do partnership development training for colleagues in three other countries. Our hope was to equip people to more effectively raise funds in their own contexts. How […]

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Faith & Finances

This course offers relevant content for all students regardless of their stage of life. It serves all educational levels: certificate (weekend retreat), undergraduate (two-day seminar), graduate (two-weekend course), and doctoral (one-week intensive). Because God’s Word has much to say about money, the Scriptures provide the primary content. Also, as God owns everything, the concept of stewardship frames the discussions and the assignments.The course contains twelve modules in four units. God’s Word on Financial Management The Three Primary Uses of Money Financial Skills of Faithful Stewards Best Practices for Marriage, Family, and Ministry The course and the videos are free to […]

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Faith Reliance : Fundraising

I love the little book by Henri Nouwen about spiritual fundraising. In it is found this statement: “We must not let ourselves be tricked into thinking that fund-raising is only a secular activity. As a form of ministry, fund-raising is as spiritual as giving a sermon, entering a time of prayer, visiting the sick, or feeding the hungry.” Luke 8:1-3

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Faith Reliance : Stewardship of Resources & Accountability

Neither the word “stewardship” nor the word “accountability” seems very exciting until it is not used – then things get VERY exciting. It’s like maintenance on a bicycle. The useful thing about a bicycle is that it gets us from one place to another. But if a bicycle is not regularly maintained, with the right resources used for the job, the bicycle… 1 Peter 4:10-11, Ecclesiastes 4:1-16

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