Missionary Retirement Contributions: Shockingly Low(?!)

Evangelical Missions Quarterly had an article last year that probably nobody found interesting.  (Sorry, can’t find it available online.) However, since here at BFFM I focus many financial aspects of being a missionary, I was thrilled it was written. It was about retirement funding for missionaries. What can be more exciting than that?! (Not sarcasm.) […]

What Trait do You Need to Raise Missionary Support?

What key Trait do Missionaries who Successfully Raise Support Share? You’re going to learn that trait, but let me first illustrate why you need that trait to raise support. Raising support is indeed a huge challenge. Once you break it down into smaller steps, many missionaries rely upon some sort of “portfolio” to introduce themselves.  […]

2014 in the Rearview Mirror.

Several key things happened at BFFM during 2014. We celebrated our 2nd birthday in July (with no fanfare). Price was radically changed. BFFM New Edition was upgraded with a video vault. Finished a look at Viewpoints, Steve Shadrach’s awesome book. Completed a major series on what missionaries raising support can learn from business. Of these, […]

ViewPoints: Training: Get the Best, Be the Best (part nine)

Steve Shadrach has seen about 500 different missions organizations raise support.  He says that he has seen about 500 different approaches to training for raising missions support! In ViewPoints: Fresh Perspectives on Personal Support Raising<Not an affiliate link>, Steve looks at how missions organizations train their members to raise support. Few get it just right. […]

ViewPoints: Big Visions Require Big Dollars. (part eight)

According to Steve Shadrach in his book ViewPoints: Fresh Perspectives on Personal Support Raising?<Not an affiliate link>, there are some people who give over one million dollars to a ministry. If you are raising personal ministry support, you probably don’t have to raise one million dollars at a time.  Since there are people out there […]