You have a God-given calling -- maybe you're planting churches overseas, training local leaders, or providing clean water in remote areas of the world.
If you've ever wished the money would "just come in" so you can concentrate on the task at hand, you're not alone. Raising support can feel like a roller coaster, or at worst, a necessary evil. Why?
Most missionaries have been underprepared by their churches and sending agencies to raise support in today's world.
Consider where you're reading this. Are you on your computer? Your phone? Perhaps you're at home, in a coffee shop, or skimming through while waiting to pick up lunch. Your donors behave the same way. They interact with the world ... online. It's no wonder they don't send any checks or open your support letters. They're distracted, disengaged, and disinterested.
You are not alone.
You've poured in countless hours to hone your understanding of Scripture and preaching skills. Your church or agency has equipped you to plant churches, preach the Gospel, and even provide for felt needs. But you've never had professional training in fundraising -- the kind that actually works in today's fast-paced world.
You can't compete for your donor's attention with yesterday's snail-mail support letter strategies.
It doesn't seem fair. You love Jesus. You love people. You're willing to go (literally) to the ends of the earth to share the Gospel, yet raising support can feel like a necessary evil. Plus, you hate promoting yourself. Does any of this sound familiar?
- "I hate asking for money."
- "I don't know what to write or say in my support letter."
- "My support has dried up."
- "People just don't have a heart to give."
Many amazing missionaries just like you are struggling to grow their donor base and raise more support -- especially in a world where donors are distracted, disengaged, and disinterested. You deserve a trusted guide to help you raise the support your ministry needs.