There's no doubt about it, the thought of raising support
puts many people off volunteering for mission service. But it shouldn't!
If you haven't raised support before then you can only imagine what it's like and that thought might be too daunting. Support raising is a skill that needs to be learned
and to learn a new skill there's study to be done and then the application.
To use a sporting analogy: If you are unfit you know there are steps that need to be taken to get fit. If you only make a half-hearted attempt, or never leave the couch at all you'll never experience the benefits and enjoyment of being fit. Raising team support is a bit like that, it takes some knowledge and then consistent application to really enjoy the results
Today there are some terrific resources
to help you as you raise support. If you are interested in cross-cultural mission service then you might like to read some of these to help give you a better idea of what is really involved.
We recommend: Fund the Family Business - a handbook for raising personal support by Myles Wilson
First published in 2006.
ISBN: 978-0-9553320-0-5 / 0-9553320-0-1
Published by: Stewardshipwww.fundingthefamilybusiness.org
Also look at books by Scott Rodin on Stewardship, you can find these on Amazon.
If the thought of support raising is holding you back, please contact our office. Our staff representatives all have first hand experience and can answer your concerns and questions.