New Funding Models for Global Mission: Learning from the Majority World (Paperback)
Financing Mission from Anywhere to Everywhere
Times are changing, and conventional methods of funding missionaries are shifting. Churches in Africa, Asia, and Latin America no longer depend on Western funding for sending out their own missionaries. How then does the Majority World fund missionaries?
New Funding Models for Global Mission begins by summarizing how world missions has been funded from the past to the present. It then critiques the common fundraising approach where missionaries raise their own financial support and suggests possible adjustments. Tim Welch presents seventeen other funding models that are more appropriate options for contemporary missionaries, along with an overview of what the Bible says about missionary funding. He concludes with fifteen practical recommendations for individuals, churches, and mission agencies.
This book seeks to give prophetic leadership in order to change systems and practices for successfully resourcing missionaries. New models--better suited to the situation in which the global church finds itself--provide more funding and opportunities to glorify the Lord among the nations.