4 Ways to Communicate Missions Efforts and Raise Funds

When communicating financial information to boards, committees, and the entire congregation, strive to do the

When communicating financial information to boards, committees, and the entire congregation, strive to do the following:

  1. Teach about generosity. When generosity is taught as a biblical mandate, rather than a means to reaching budget goals, it tends to increase, says Brian Kluth, publisher of State of the Plate tithing research.
  2. Make your giving concrete. During a special event or service, have your church present a check to a deserving ministry or missionary. This lets your church see the impact of their giving.
  3. Be visual. Many churches use tools like large paper thermometers to show the congregation how far they’ve gotten toward reaching a key goal. Kluth suggests noting in the bulletin how much of each dollar donated supports missions.
  4. Show where the missions dollars go. John Corby, director of Global Link for the Christian & Missionary Alliance, says, “I’ll try to show them, here’s what happens to your dollars in this country: so far 5,000 families have received aid and heard the gospel message because you gave; if you [give] this much more, these additional things could be accomplished.”

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