Getting Sent A Relational Approach to Support Raising

ISBN-10: 0830822186

ISBN-13: 9780830822188

Edition: 1999

Authors: Pete Sommer

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Most of us would rather have a root canal than ask for money.Raising support is one of the most difficult challenges facing Christians in ministry. Fears of rejection, concerns about biblical validity, feelings of not being deserving, anxiety about limited resources can all block us from obtaining the means to fulfill our calling.This book both affirms that God uses the Christian community to send us into ministry and demystifies the process. This down-to-earth handbook- offers a clear, biblical perspective- gives step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the tools unique to each person's support-raising task- helps you know what range of gift to ask of a potential donor- outlines the how-tos of holding a home promotional event- tells the four predictors of church support- is aware of the diverse ethnic contexts of today's new mission candidates- includes a chapter by a woman for women on their unique challenges in support raising- shows how to build a base in a strong church when you don't have one- explains exactly why people do and don't giveThe relational strategy in this book has proven valuable for those who serve Christ on campus, in the city or in other special ministries at home or abroad. It is not necessarily the quickest approach to raising money, but it is the most lasting and fulfilling for those who give and receive.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 10/3/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Sommer is director of teaching and adult discipleship at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (California). Formerly he was associate director of campus ministries for development with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and he has traveled throughout the United States conducting support-raising seminars and training for Christian workers in many organizations. Sommer also served as board chair of Bayshore Christian Ministries and the Foundation for Advanced Christian Training (FACT).

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Building the Foundation
God's Word Is Final
The Fear Factor
Why People Give
Preparing
Step One: Prepare the Case
Step Two: Find the People Who Care
Step Three: Approach Your Church
Step Four: Prioritize
Step Five: Organize
Asking
Send Your First Letter
Phone Your People
Meet People
Ask for Church Support
Recruit a Core Team
When Women Raise Support (Donna Wilson)
Developing Your Team
Build Partnership
Send Mail
Ask Again
Get Sent for Good
Frequently Asked Questions
Getting Sent on Short-Term Missions
Notes
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