Local, regional, national or international…how does your church provide opportunities for the congregation as a whole, or the individual members, to financially support faith-based ministries and spiritual initiatives that spread the word of God? Are you bogged down in the process of finding the right recipient for your gifts? Is the money actually going to where it is intended? What impact, if any, is your gift having and how do you know? Is the recipient organization representative of the culture and heart of the congregation?
There is so much need, so many individuals and groups asking for money you can’t see the proverbial forest for the trees. So where do you begin? Here are 3 easy steps to determining a path and process for directing the course of how your giving can fulfill the wishes of individual donors and even a whole congregation.
P – “P” is for Preserve. Make a list of what benevolence programs are currently in place, who heads them up and has there been any formal review or evaluation conducted recently. What level of support do they receive from individual donors, or the church overall, and is there a mechanism in place to measure results? The idea is to identify those initiatives that are in-place and viable and determine what needs to be done to sustain them.
E – “E” is for Expand. Once you have identified the existing viable programs and what is needed to sustain them, the next step is to develop a plan to Expand them into more robust versions of themselves. Select a “Development Leader or Task Force” ask them to plot a course to take these valuable, existing ministries to the next level and beyond.
P – This “P” is for Pursue. You have settled on the core beneficiaries of your giving and planned a way to expand those relationships. Now it may be time to look further over the horizon and explore new areas to focus on and direct resources toward. We would like you to prayerfully consider Vision Africa.
For more than 20 years, Vision Africa, with the help of a gracious God and local partners like you, have brought a message of Christian salvation, medical services, peace and reconciliation to the people of Nigeria.
We are reaching out to those who feel called to make a big difference in the world and may be seeking a new way to engage with an established, respected and effective ministry. Based in Dallas, Vision Africa has a long, internationally recognized tradition of making a significant impact on the people we serve.
Currently, Vision Africa initiatives include:
- Vision Africa Radio, LOVE 104.1 FM broadcasts 24/7 to up to 22 million people
- Medical Missions have treated over 700,000 patients
- More than 130 churches have been planted
- 3,000 high-quality, leather bound study Bibles have been distributed to ordained ministers
Our prayer is that you will be interested in learning more about how individuals, youth groups, adult classes, and congregations can become meaningfully involved.
Vision Africa will provide all the necessary materials, guidance and accountability reporting on how programs like these can be part of your giving plan. Please contact us today to find out more about Vision Africa.