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Getting Sent: A Relational Approach to Support Raising Paperback – October 3, 1999
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"Getting Sent is a clearly written, practical guide to raising financial support for ministry. It demystifies the deputation process, debunks myths about why people give and presents a step-by-step plan for building and maintaining a long- term support team. The book includes nine Bible studies that focus on the scriptural principles undergirding Sommer's approach. While Getting Sent is obviously a valuable resource for anyone preparing for missions, it is also worthwhile reading for veteran missionaries who need to sharpen their donor communication skills. Pastors, too, will gain insight from the book, allowing them to be more helpful to would-be missionaries in their congregations." (World Christian, March 2000)
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However, Sommers gives a detailed look at how to sensitively ask friends, and churches for funds (with real-life dialogues for examples). There is a flexibility to Sommer's approach as he nuances his advice differently for women, African, & Asian-Americans who face a different context than do white males.
Some key ideas I took away from this book is to focus on building a case statement that encapsulates your ministry. Then try to share this is in a thorough way as much as possible face to face. 2nd, to come to people as a resource and catalyst to invigorate their own walk with the Lord by their partnership with you in missions. Sommer's excels at giving step by step instructions to organize with specific examples and charts to clarify his ideas. Overall, this book is more than worth its purchase price
I think this book goes over the fear and of the ask and tries to help you do it in the right way- focusing on the relationship, not the money. Over time, and if you do it right and pray God will raise the money through faithfulness of both the sender and the missionary.
God bless you as you seek to serve our God.
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this book is a great resource for those who need to fundraise for ministry support. I highly recommend this book.Published on December 29, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The book is a good basic approach to relational development as it relates to fundraising. This would be a particularly good read for first time missionaries but so too a good... Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by Jitegemea