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Full-Time Missions and Ministry Support-Raising

Updated on October 3, 2011

Intro to Missions and Ministry Support Raising

It's the dreaded question many ask before taking a leap of faith into their calling: "Do I have to support-raise?"

Many full-time missionaries, ministers, and nonprofit workers have to make sacrifices in some way to make it possible to do what they love doing. Some are even required to finance their own salaries through asking for monetary support through a network of donors.

This is a page for those people -- with ideas for how to do support-raising better, how to get started, some encouragement for those who are struggling with it, and even a few alternatives for those that may just not be made for support-raising.

Roadblocks to Support Raising

What's Holding You Back?

There are some legitimate (and not so legitimate) barriers to raising support with a ministry:

1. Family norms: Sometimes, our parents aren't comfortable with it.

2. Personal comfort: Sometimes, it just feels weird.

3. Cultural custom: Sometimes, it's not appropriate, because of social or ethnic norms.

4. Fear: Sometimes, we're just afraid.

Regardless of what's holding you back, these objections can not and should not keep you from doing what you're called to do. You need to find a way to work around them.

Books on Raising Support - Some great resources to help you explore your calling

Videos on Support-Raising - Lessons and practical tutorials from YouTube

Some cool vids from YouTube about funding your ministry

Share a victory or struggle you may have about raising support for your mission project, ministry, or organization.

Support Raising Testimonies - What's a support-raising story you have?

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      Joe 2 years ago

      Hi! I'm Joe Marie Nemis. I'm a volunteer Campus Missionary from Caloocan City, Philippines in an organization called Lightcast (https://www.facebook.com/iamlightcast) and I finally decided to answer God's call in my life to become a Full-time Campus Missionary. The school I'm about to enter is called Every Nation School of Campus Ministry (http://www.everynation.org.ph/) and I'm raising P37,500 as my tuition fee. The classes will start by January 2015. And I have two months to to look for partners who will be willing support me in the ministry. But if God spoke to you on supporting a Full-time minister like me, just email me. So that I could personally talk to you about this, through personal meeting or via Skype. Thank you and God bless.

      Joe Marie Nemis

      +639176152662

      cookformejsn@gmail.com

      Life In His Word Int'l

      Caloocan City, PH

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      For those interested in learning more about how the gospel applies to fundraising, here's a blog that may be helpful

      gospelfundraising.blogspot.com - Biblical encouragement for fundraising Christians

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      my name is jacob i am duing ministry in malaysia 12 years but we are stuggiling financial problam can you help our ministry?

      sharon fellowship centre 1748 jalan 9/11 taman seremban jaya senawang seremban 70450 negeri sembilan malaysia.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Dear Brethren:

      Greetings,

      I a head of a Christian organization called, Christian Community Prayer Network, in West Africa, Liberia.

      I want for you to have your branch planted in Liberia.

      The sole purpose is to see your Ministries/Organization activities in my country, to help Evangelize and Restore Liberia for Jesus, wonât you?

      Best regard,

      Jesus is Lord,

      Pastor Emmanuel S. Davis

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Dear Brethren:

      Greetings,

      I a head of a Christian organization called, Christian Community Prayer Network, in West Africa, Liberia.

      I want for you to have your branch planted in Liberia.

      The sole purpose is to see your Ministries/Organization activities in my country, to help Evangelize and Restore Liberia for Jesus, wonât you?

      Best regard,

      Jesus is Lord,

      Pastor Emmanuel S. Davis

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Praise The Lord,

      My name is Samson. I have been living in India. My Father Vijay Kumar Spreading the gospel in Poor Peoples without any financial support. We want to share the gospel of the Jesus Christ but for the lack of financial support we can't do that much. Our Ministry name is Good Shepherd Ministry. So Friends anyone wants to help us Please Contact at my E-mail-vijay.ladhar750@gmail.com

      Praise The Lord.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I and my wife run a mission station called Jump Youth mission. NPO no 105-042 in Verulam Kwazulunatal SA,we gave up on our business and committed our life in full time ministry,we have 3 children,we live by faith,we left our free hold house, and lease a 2,5 acre farm with 2 houses,we run a free christian rehab which we house, disciple drug addicts,alcoholics and destitute,we also house missionary,pastors.due to the lack of funds,we can't fully accomplish what God called us to do,

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi,

      Dear Christian Friends

      At first greetings from RBT Church in Bangladesh, I living in Bangladesh and doing the ministry and Church planting work in Muslin group, we have some Churches ,The doing at the work all think provide my Lord, HI is our provider because I depended on Lord Jesus Christ. we have need for our ministry I believed that on my Lord ,I praying to God for you and your org, please pray for our RBT Church ministry activities .please contact with me .

      Thanks

      Rev khokon Das

      RBT Church

      Kanchannagor Jhenidah ,Bangladesh

      email.rbtrust@gmail.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi,

      I have been living in an orphanage in Mexico for 17 months, preaching the Gospel, loving and helping in anything they need. I did it, without raising support, my wife and I sold our cars and moved from USA to Mexico as the Lord told us to do.

      Now we have the call to go to a Muslim Country, where people do not know about Jesus and His promise. However; this time we need supporters praying and financially.

      If you are willing to make and impact and the Lord is talking to you. Please help us to make an impact.

      ALL YOUR DANATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE...

      Contact us anytime for more information

      jorcho7@hotmail.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Im fulltime in the ministry and need financial support to keep on preaching the good news of Jesus and pray for the sick if anyone would like to be part of my ministry by supporting me to spread the Gospel contact me by 076 722 0615.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear christian friends,

      My hearty greetings to you in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

      Dear friends, I am new to you my name is Divine Joseph from India. We have been running Zion Evangelistic Association ministry with a great hope. we would like to invite a missionary in order make them strong in their spiritual life so you kindly help us in this case. I will be thank full throughout my day.

      My prayers are be with you. While closing this letter I convey my best regards to you. Awaiting your favorable response.

      Yours brother in Christ,

      G.Divine Joseph.

      My address:

      G.Divine Joseph,

      S/O G.Daivaseervadam,

      Anakoderu,P.No-534208

      Bhimavaram (M.d),

      W.G.Dt,A.P,

      S India.

      e-mail:br.gdivine18@gmail.com

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If you are looking to get started in mission work visit www.theworldrace.org ... If you are serious and want to commit to a long term mission check out this PowerPoint ...

      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16784093/Hope%20Church/Hop...

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Sometimes it can be discouraging and challenging when you know you have a call on your life and support is all that holds you back. What keeps us going is knowing that God is our source and not man. What God orders, He provides.

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      lukeminer 5 years ago

      Thanks for such a great lens on fundraising. I especially liked the "roadblocks to fundraising" section. Fear is such a huge motivator and we can't be bound by it or we can never be effective.....

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      lukeminer 5 years ago

      Thanks for such a great lens on fundraising. I especially liked the "roadblocks to fundraising" section. Fear is such a huge motivator and we can't be bound by it or we can never be effective.....

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      Joy Neasley 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      It is very difficult, but then I always remember that my provider is really God. He places it on the hears of people to give.

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      mzimmer369 7 years ago

      Every Pastor that I have shared the Genie with immediately understands the power of this technology to help his members and raise money for Kingdom work.

      1. Businesses can support and sponsor the churches website. The church can use the co-branding to promote âSupport Our Sponsorsâ âClick Hereâ on the Genie co-branding. The church can then use the Genie Business builder profile to list all the sponsors with their contact information including a link to their respective websites. In addition the church would use this opportunity to promote the church and a link to the churchâs website!

      2. Business owners that see the value of the Genie as a tool to promote their own business can purchase a license from the church. The church receives income from this too!

      3. Members, family and friends of members all install the F.R.E.E Genie and receive instructions on how to use it to save time and money. Members pledge a percentage of their savings to a specific church need (missions trip, missions, building project, etc)

      4. The church receives PPC (Pay Per Click), PPL (Pay Per Lead) and PPS (Pay per sale) from affiliate partners (currently Amazon, Buy.com and Clickbank.com). For example, this past month the average income per active genie user was $3 just from PPC alone! NOTE: With PPC no one is buying anything just checking prices and the church is getting paid!

      5. Any members, family and friends of members that see an opportunity to make money online giving away their own genies would purchase their license from the church and once again the church receives income from this too!

      In recap, this is the greatest of all fundraisers! For a small one time cost of $199 and only $29 a month a church can have a license to âvirtuallyâ print money! One business sponsor alone could cover this cost to the church and receive favorable placement on the Business Builder Profile page with the other corporate sponsors!