The natural question is how you make the transition from mere fundraising to development. Part of the answer is understanding the difference between annual giving, major giving, and planned giving, and how people relate to an organization through different kinds of giving.
There are many terms that get used to describe the kind of work that I do. Three of them – fundraising, stewardship, and development – are used more often than others. But these words really mean different things, and it’s important to know the difference between them.
This should be a short story. This is Jesus, after all. In the previous chapter he fed more than five thousand people with just five loaves and two fish; and when those people were done eating, there were twelve baskets of food left over. He walked on water. The crowd brought the sick to him and he healed them. Exorcising one demon from the daughter of this Canaanite woman should be easy. This should be a short story.
How can mission trips actually help change the world and grow our faith in today’s era? It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either. In this webinar, Chris Marlin-Warfield from Back Bay Mission will explore ways churches can connect powerful short-term missions to dynamic, long-term commitments to communities.
My religion is simple: to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with the God who I find expressed most clearly in the person of an itinerant preacher, teacher, and healer in a backwater province dominated by the most powerful empire on earth… a man who was killed by the ruthless machinery of that empire and who returned from the grave not with vengeance, but with love.