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David Waganer Seeks to Empower Congregations

The Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) welcomes David Waganer, an independent contract worker who began his responsibilities as an Empowering Congregations Ministry Mobilizer in April. In this role David is charged with helping churches navigate the areas of stewardship education and interim congregational issues, including initial committee organization, receiving and evaluating resumes and the search process, […]

Through Fundraising We Work Together for the Full Coming of God’s Kingdom

“Fundraising is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful, and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possesses, we work together for the full coming of God’s kingdom.” (Nouwen, p. 60) Always remember that fundraising is not an auxiliary program of […]

Fundraising is a Life-Giving, Hope-Filled Expression of Ministry

“How do we become people who security base is God and God alone?” “How do we move from perceiving fundraising as an unpleasant but unavoidable activity to recognizing fundraising as a life-giving, hope-filled expression of ministry?” (Nouwen, p. 55) Fundraising as a life-giving, hope-filled expression of ministry is what only can be achieved when we […]

Fundraising Must Increase the Significance of the Organization

“In the world, those who raise funds must show potential donors a strategic plan that convinces donors their money will help to increase the productivity and success of the organization” (Nouwen, p. 51) Fundraising success must also translate into increased significance in Christ-centered ministry. Success is simply not enough. Ultimately it must express itself in […]

Fundraising Must Create New, Lasting Relationships

“We have something to offer–friendship, prayer, peace, love, fidelity, affection, ministry with those in need–and these things are so valuable that people are willing to make their resources available to sustain them. Fundraising must always aim to create new, lasting relationships.” (Nouwen, p. 50) Fundraising must involve long-term meaningful relationships where the donor can participate […]

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