Monday, June 22, 2009

Raise money, what?

MoneyTree

I want to clear up one typical misconception… and if you have raised funds, you “understand this confusion” perfectly.

Many may not understand that Becky and I are responsible to raise the funds to cover our salary and ministry expenses, both from individuals and churches.  This is very very common, even the norm, in the missions world.  It’s called “Faith Missions”.

faith What is Faith Missions?  A quick search on Wikipedia will tell you…Faith missions is a term used most frequently among Evangelical Christians to refer to a missionary or missionary agency with an approach to evangelism that requires its missionaries to "trust in God to provide the necessary resources" and who are not financially supported by denominations with a fixed salary.”

Yes, people give of their tithes and offerings to church, and therefore many think that it is the church that then supports missionaries.  And they do!  But in reality, we also need individuals to give.

We are not denominationally supported like those in the Southern Baptist Convention with IMB or NAMB.

Your gifts given toward our ministry through RMI are tax deductible.  You will receive a tax deductible receipt for each gift you give.

Rob

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