Full-Time Missions and Ministry Support-Raising
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
Articles About Raising Support
- Is Support-Raising Keeping You from Your Calling?
The issue of raising support to serve orphans in Africa, plant churches in southeast Asia, or work at the nonprofit down the street may be keeping many talented, passionate people from pursuing their life's calling.
- Why I Raise Support - InterVarsity.org
I could choose not to raise any funds for this ministry that God has called me to. My husband makes adequate money, purely from an economic perspective. I don’t need to raise anything and could serve InterVarsity as a volunteer. However, I see the wh
- Support Raising for Missionaries
An article about support raising for full-time missionaries and short term mission trips.
- Why I raise support (By Seth Barnes)
While I signed up to raise support somewhat reluctantly, it has been a huge blessing in my life for the following four reasons. It's given me the discipline to stay in touch with a large group of friends. We're connected to and encouraged by people w
- Missions Support Raising Made Easy
Article about how missionaries raise financial support.
- Support Raising
I want to serve God and be obedient to His leading in my life, but I don't want to....RAISE SUPPORT!
Resources for Raising Support - How to Raise Support for Missions, Ministry, and Nonprofit Work
- People Raising
Biblical, Practical, and Effective ways to raise funds with less fear in less time.
- Support Raising at Youth with a Mission
Why YWAMers raise support for their ministries.
- Kingdom Come Training
Raise full support for faith ministry in 8 to 10 months.
Resources for building your support team
- Support Raising
A Personal Guide to Raising Support for Full-Time Volunteers
Share a victory or struggle you may have about raising support for your mission project, ministry, or organization.