Wednesday, June 03, 2015

4 Ways to Overcome Biases against Missions Giving

How to encourage greater generosity in this important area of the church budget.

1. Let your congregation see where their money is going. “People love to give something they can see,” says Dan Crane, missions pastor at First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, California. Crane finds that supporting projects like wells, orphanages, and other tangible programs, and telling donors exactly which projects are supported, encourages continued giving.

2. Tailor missions investment to projects your community is passionate about. If no one in your church is interested in supporting a missions organization, consider something more development- and humanitarian-focused. “I try to find out what God wants our church to do, because there are so many needs,” said Crane. “I spend a lot of time in prayer, thinking and talking and pondering.” Keep reading

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