9Marks is a ministry that everybody should check out. They have a great focus on church and missions. In the Answers for Pastors section of their website, they address the following question: What are some relevant factors in thinking about a church missions budget? Missions. Church. Budget. All perfect topics for the BFFM blog! Today […]
For those who send and support missionaries.
9Marks is a ministry that wants to build healthy churches. They understand that healthy churches should have a focus on missions, and they should be sending and supporting missionaries. In an effort to better care for their supported missionaries, they shared an annual questionnaire that they have all of their supported missionaries fill out. Here’s […]
Many missionaries struggle with being supported by friends and family. Many can’t keep up with that many relationships, especially while overseas. Friendships can also get awkward when the supporter feels like the missionary only calls when they need more money, or when they forgot to send the check. <<Have you considered giving the gift of […]
[This is part of a series that informs supporters of missionaries some things that missionaries won’t tell them.] The missionary can only use the donated money in their missions account for certain things. All of their ministry expenses, salary, benefits, etc., are taken out of their missions account. Money in the account does not pass […]
[This is part of a series that informs supporters of missionaries some things that missionaries won’t tell them.] Most missionaries have a single account for their missions work at an agency, and all costs for their ministry come out of that fund. (Some agencies have pooled accounts, or are more centralized in other ways, but […]
[This is part of a series that informs supporters of missionaries some things that missionaries won’t tell them.] At the beginning of raising missions support, missionaries can’t draw even a partial salary until a certain monthly support level is reached. Often, administrative expenses and benefits have to be covered before a partial salary can be […]
[This is part of a series that informs supporters about some things that missionaries won’t tell them.] It is estimated that most missionaries, once fully funded and ministering, devote 10-20% of their work time in continued support raising efforts to remain fully funded. If a missionary works 5 days per week, 8 hours per day, […]