When January 1 rolls around, I sometimes find myself demotivated in funding. I moan, “My budget has increased. How will I ever find enough money for the next 12 months?” I call it the January Funding Blues.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 have been meditating on the Lord’s prayer the last few days. Have you noticed that the Lord’s prayer is primarily asking? It contains six requests:
Our Father who is in heaven...Read More
This week I received a note saying:
“I feel charged after a funding appointment, love it. BUT the management of database, emailing, texting, phone calling to get one appointment, drains me.”
Our friend is not alone. Many gospel-workers long to accomplish big things, but little administrative things kill their joy. I get it. That’s when Zechariah 4:10 helps me...Read More
A few years ago I met a missionary who wanted to increase his support. “We don’t ask. We just minister to people and some of them give. God is taking care of us,” he said proudly....Read More
A famous 3-step tip for improving your golf game goes like this. After playing a round of golf where you scored badly, resolve to do better! But do not go to the practice range! Instead:
Go to the clubhouse and order a cool drink.
As you relax take your scorecard and study it slowly. Discern specifically where mistakes…
Years ago I conducted my first fund raising home appeal in Singapore. Ten friends from my church waited eagerly to hear me. They were not strangers—I knew them all by name. But I was nervous—I’d never asked face-to-face before.
As I walked into the house, everything seemed so dark. The window blinds were down and I felt a strange gloom…Read More
Recently a friend strongly exhorted me to use a certain type of health supplement which he used daily. The veins in his neck bulged out as he evangelized me about the how this supplement would “do wonders for me.”Read More
Even if you are fully funded you will experience financial bondage if you neglect Jesus’ parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25.
You know the story. Ten virgins planned to attend a wedding. Five wise virgins took extra oil for their lamps, but five foolish virgins “took no oil with them.” (Matthew 25:5)Read More