Perhaps you are a mission worker and need to raise your own support. Perhaps you are running a small charity or pastoring a church where you are the only paid staff member. In all of these cases, asking for money might be something you try to avoid. You know you need to get more donations if you want to grow your ministry, but you’re stuck.
My two words of advice are ‘grace abounds.’ Gratitude is fundamental to my understanding of stewardship. (Check out my page on Stewardship Coaching for more on my theology.) Have you thanked your donors lately? That’s an easy and essential place to start. Pick up the phone, send an email or a tweet, write a letter – thank your supporters for their generosity.
I encourage you to get in touch with me. We’ll assess what resources you have and build a plan to grow your base of support. Stewardship coaching can be done in person if you live in Southern Ontario, or via phone or internet elsewhere. There is hope. Regular encouragement and accountability will help you get unstuck in your fundraising.
“Thank you Lori for making me take a step back and look at the big picture.”– -