Did Jesus Want ‘Fully Funded Missionaries,’ or Not?

In a former post I challenged you to decide if you want George Mueller’s method of funding for your ministry, of a ‘preparation’ one.

In this post, Scott Morton, Fundraising Trainer for The Navigators, raises another interesting question taking us back to Jesus: Did Jesus want a ‘trust God’ method, or a ‘Preparation’ method?

This post is worth reading and thinking about if you are in fundraising mode for your own life and ministry.  Gaining Jesus’ perspective on fundraising is MOTIVATING!

Does Jesus Contradict Himself on Fundraising?

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By on September 5, 2017   /   Leave a comment

Have you noticed that Jesus gave two different sets of instructions for funding ministry?

Early in His ministry Jesus sent both the twelve disciples and seventy others on mission trips. He instructed them to “take nothing for your journey” but to be supported by “worthy men” to whom they ministered (Matt 10, Mark 6, Luke 9, 10).

By contrast, just before He was crucified Jesus asked His disciples a penetrating question:

“When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you? They said, ‘No, nothing.’ And He said to them, ‘But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, also a bag….’” – Luke 22:35-36 (emphasis mine)

The disciples said they had lacked nothing during these mission trips. Then Jesus says a change is coming. In a few days He commissions His disciples for a long term ministry trip—to make . . . (Read more . . .)

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