Fundraising Planning Worksheet

Good planning is a pre-requisite for the success of any fundraising campaign. While we know that it is God who provides the resources for His Kingdom work, we have a responsibility to do our part in planning and implementation. Before you launch your fundraising campaign, make sure that you have Read more

The Spiritual Side of Fundraising

Henri Nouwen, a Catholic theologian, has a small booklet entitled the “Spirituality of Fundraising,” which I require my fundraising class to read. It never ceases to impact the readers in the way they view fundraising as a spiritual activity. Viewed as a ministry, Nouwen says that “fundraising is as spiritual Read more

The concept of Firstfruits

Along with the principle of tithing is that of “firstfruits.” They go hand in hand. In Proverbs 3:9, the Israelites were commanded to “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of your crops.” But what exactly are firstfruits? Leviticus 23:9-14 institutes the firstfruits offering. The people were to Read more