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Our goal is to raise donor support to cover our weekly living costs.
Exodus 35:21 Are you willing? Is your heart stirring you?
Philippians 4:10 (Support = Concern + Opportunity) here is your opportunity… contact us (email) for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are we worthy of receiving a person’s tithe or any portion of it? The following is a quote from the book “Funding your Ministry” by Scott Morton.
“For the tithe of the sons of Israel, which they offer as an offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites. – Numbers 18:24”
This is not a horizontal gift – from Israelite to Levite. It was a vertical gift to God from the Israelites, The phrase “I have given to the Levites” shows that the Levites received from God – not from their fellow Israelites. Giving and receiving are both vertical.
Paul also understood this. In Philippians 4:18, he called the Philippians’ gift a “fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God”. From the Philippians to God to Paul.
What does the bible say about fund raising?
After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.
Luke 8:1-3 (NIV)
Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord’s people there. For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem. They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.
Romans 15: 25-27 (NIV)
Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
Titus 3:14 (NIV)
But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you — see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. The goal is equality, as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.”
2 Corinthians 8:7-14 (NIV)
Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God. It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.
3 John verses 5-8 (NIV)
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:10-13 (NIV)
“I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the tent of meeting.
Numbers 18:21 (NIV)
Don’t we have the right to food and drink? Don’t we have the right to take a believing wife along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord’s brothers and Cephas? Or is it only I and Barnabas who lack the right to not work for a living?
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink the milk? Do I say this merely on human authority? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned?
1 Corinthians 9:4-9 (NIV)
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NIV)
God is the source, not donors, not our plans, not our hard work.
|Gods Job||Our Job|
|Calling us to special ministry||Being obedient and taking action to his call. Stepping out in Faith|
|Surrounding us providentially with friends and family and bringing “acquaintances” across our path||Inviting friends, family and acquaintances to join us financially in ministry|
|Providentially guiding friends, family, and acquaintances to make a stewardship decision to support us.||Thanking, informing and ministering to financial partners about ministry progress|