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Funding Your Ministry: An In-Depth, Biblical Guide for Successfully Raising Personal Support Paperback – December 13, 2007
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Scott Morton has produced one of the most practical and needful books that I have ever seen for self-supported foreign missionaries. This is a must-read book for an itinerant missionary. I highly recommend it. (Dr. Howard Foltz, Professor emeritus at Regent University)
If you raise support, then Funding Your Ministry is a must-read. Scott Morton’s biblical and practical insights hit the bull’s-eye on the issues that Christian workers and missionaries wrestle with in raising up financial partners. (Ellis Goldstein, Director of ministry partner development for Cru)
Whether seeking personal or institutional funding, principles such as face-to-face solicitation and the importance of writing a plan are totally interchangeable. Morton has done all of us in resource development a favor by writing this book. Crafted in a light, airy way, it takes the mystery out of fundraising without taking out the teeth. I intend to refer to it repeatedly in presentations. It has great crossover appeal and application. (Chris Withers, President of D. Chris Withers, Inc.)
This is more than a book on fundraising. It’s a book on biblical thinking about money and ministry, and it’s filled with intensely practical guidelines on how to involve people in your ministry through giving and praying. I’m impressed with this guide. It works and has been tested in the fire of experience with hundreds of our Navigator staff. This is the best resource I have seen―a must for those who raise financial support. (Jerry E. White, PhD, International president emeritus of The Navigators)
Scott Morton is one of the best nonprofit development professionals I have ever been associated with. He has trained more faith-based nonprofit individuals in personal fundraising than anyone. (Lauren Libby, President and CEO of TWR International)
This thoroughly revised edition of Funding Your Ministry by Scott Morton provides even more helpful, hopeful guidance for those in ministry fundraising. Expanded in cross-cultural, universal application while deeply rooted in timeless biblical truth, Scott’s book provides encouragement and hands-on practical application for those just starting out as well as for the long-termers who may have become weary and disillusioned. (Betty Barnett, Author of Friend Raising: Building a Missionary Support Team That Lasts) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
A Biblical Strategy to Finance Your Ministry
How many potential missionaries never reach their field because raising support seems too difficult? How many Christian leaders abandon their ministry before it starts because of fundraising frustration?
It happens too often. But it doesn’t have to.
Funding Your Ministry helps ministry workers and their partners break through the financial barriers holding them back from full-time ministry. Whether you are experienced at fundraising or just starting out, Funding Your Ministry will help you
- discover the biblical path for recruiting and retaining donor support,
- develop a strategy to reach full support that lasts long-term,
- avoid the common pitfalls that inhibit your fundraising, and
- learn how to manage your money well.
“One of the most practical and needful books that I have ever seen.” ―Dr. Howard Foltz, president and founder of Accelerating International Mission Strategies
“If you raise support, then Funding Your Ministry is a must-read.” ―Ellis Goldstein, director of ministry partner development for Cru
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My one critique (which is not Morton's fault) is that it's feeling outdated in the realm of practicals. As long as you can translate some of the ideas into a modern-day context (like how to use social media, texting, MailChimp, etc.), it's a really great resource.
And has often been said of this book, the Bible study in the Appendix is worth every penny!