Now is the time to plan your end-of-year/start-of-new-year fundraising. Too many mission-workers wait until December 15 and send out a hurried appeal letter that is more need-driven than vision-driven. Take time now to plan your strategy.Read More
I have a giving partner who gave faithfully every month, but I have not received a gift in six months.
Do you have a standard letter I could send asking him to re-start?Read More
On the way to my office this morning I got a phone call from a medical missionary headed to Asia. He asked a great question…Read More
Jesus spoke about tithing, but only twice. Does He teach tithing as the standard? Let’s look at the two passages.Read More
Many believers feel guilty about their giving. They assume the tithe (ten percent) is the gold standard, and they try to work themselves up to that, but they often fail. Research concludes American churchgoers give 3-5 percent of their income.Read More
I was on the phone last week with a 10-year successful student minister. But he was frustrated with donor ministry. He voiced a dilemma we’ve all experienced—listen in:Read More
Nowhere does Jesus condemn the rich for being rich. Nor does Paul. The problem is wanting to be rich. Not possessing wealth, but longing for it leads to trouble—big trouble—as we shall see.
Three things must be said about this passage. (1 Timothy 6:9-10)Read More
Imagine John the Baptist submitting his budget to the mission committee at a church: “Wow, John, you’re frugal—locusts and wild honey don’t cost much!” Now imagine Jesus submitting his budget: “Wow, Jesus, your line item for eating with tax collectors is quite high!”Read More