I want to empower you to control the narrative you give to fundraising. Whether you are fundraising for your next mission trip, your job, a church event, or an entirely new ministry. Take all the feelings you have around the amount of money you need to raise, and filter them through an expectant heart.
The U.S. is waking up to the benefits of taking an intentional gap year before college. For those on track for university, this hasn't traditionally been part of the plan. The transition after high school is one of the most formative times of your life: what is the right pathway for you?
The story of the Refugee Crisis isn’t the story of the refugees themselves, the volunteers, or the countries involved. It’s the story of humanity, of the basic needs of food, water, shelter, and relationships that we all have, and how we have more in common with each other than we have differences.
While in Greece, I saw walls of division come down between refugees and Westerners. And I saw this through Christians walking out their own brokenness.
It’s a huge, eternal, proven fact that God uses disaster to bring people to Him.
There are more stories in the Bible of people coming to the Lord through the disaster than through success. In the Old Testament, we see this in the Israelites. In Acts, it’s especially evident in our model for how we are to live today: the Early Church.
There’s no way connecting people to Jesus does not have long term impact. The key is to make sure we are connecting people to Jesus, not us. The Great Commission is not to just go and help people for a bit. It’s to bring people into a real and life-altering relationship with God.
After all, Jesus never said to preach the Gospel and then move on. Instead He modeled what it meant to have and continually live from a relationship with God.
Mission trips are one of the most effective ways to wake students up to their roles in the Kingdom of God. They literally wake up to the fact that God is at work and they can join Him in what He is doing in the world.
Just imagine what could happen if every student realized firsthand what it meant to be radically loved, forgiven, and called by God.