Let’s go back 2400 years to Nehemiah, the Wall-builder, for a second lesson on leadership and money. You know Nehemiah’s first lesson: Timber for his workers!Read More
It happened again yesterday. I was having supper with a field missionary (J) who was lamenting his poor funding.Read More
May I speak to you frankly about a blind spot in leadership? It popped up last week, but the story I am about to tell occurs frequently.
My assistant and I met with a missionary couple (Joe and Vicki—not their real names) last Monday. They had been in town five weeks and they had a problem—they were only 50% supported. But Joe said, “That’s not the real problem. I am not afraid of fundraising, but I don’t have time to do it. The real problem is that my supervisor expects me to catch up on my fundraising while I open a local office here—now!”
Vicki chimed in. “How can we launch a new office and do major funding simultaneously! It feels like we are being set up for failure.”Read More