Support Raising from Your Pastor’s Perspective

Almost a quarter of a century ago, my wife and I were fresh out of college. Our first full-time mission was reaching college students with a parachurch ministry. Our history of support raising up to that point primarily consisted of funding stateside and international summer training projects. However, in this work we needed to trust God to provide us with regular monthly support from individuals and local churches. We lived the highs and lows of this experience for eleven years on two different campuses. It was amazing to see how God provided and how He gave us a team who believed in us and the work He was doing. I am now a local church pastor and have been in this capacity for the past 13 years. My wife and I have had the privilege of meeting with dozens of couples over the years as they have solicited our financial…

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