God calls some of us to Go, and others to support those who Go. In order to serve as full-time in YWAM we each need to form a team of ministry partners who believe in the vision God has given us to reach the nations.
This training will help you understand:
– the Biblical foundation,
– the spiritual nature of living on support,
– the obstacles and how to overcome them,
– how to communicate the vision,
– and how to invite others to get involved through financial support.
Are you interested to also train others in this topic? Stay on for the Trainers teaching on Friday morning. Read more under “For whom?”
If you are not able to attend a workshop, you can do it as an online course, called Relational Fundraising. The link is here.
To apply for the workshop at Heidebeek, please email Terry Sherman at email@example.com.
NOTE: The Workshop begins on Monday afternoon at 13:30 and ends on Thursday at 17:00. Trainers stay on through Friday lunch.
3.5 day core teaching only, with lodging and meals, € 85
3.5 day core teaching with no lodging (include 1 hot meal per day), € 50
4 day trainer’s teaching (incl. 3 day core teaching) € 100 all-in
Heidebeek staff living on-base: € 15
Register with Terry Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than one week before it starts.
You can prepay in euros via bank transfer to:
Jeugd met een Opdracht Heidebeek, Heerde
IBAN: NL61 RABO 0161 3264 47
reference to: Relational Fundraising Workshop / Date.
You can also pay in cash (euros only) the day you arrive.
Vision for Multiplying Trainers
As I sat and listened to Loren Cunningham at the Festival of the Nations in Herrnhut, Germany in 2007, I heard God confirm something in my heart…
Loren was telling us of the “next wave” of missionaries expected to be joining YWAM in the next few years – could be as many as 200,000! Immediately I knew that my role was to equip and release these world changers by helping to remove the obstacle of “feeling like a beggar”, and instead to inspire confidence in raising support.
My own experience for the first 20 years of our now 33 years of living on support was a great lack of confidence. This was because I didn’t understand the biblical foundation for this lifestyle. I was also ignorant of my own wrong ideas about money and the spiritual nature of partnering to create something that brings life to others.
I have seen how learning these things can give you a completely different perspective and even excitement to invite people to join you in ministry through financial support. I’m convinced that if many more of us were imparting this biblical understanding combined with practical skills in communicating, many more people would be going out to change the world!
Content of a 3 1/2 day workshop (plus Trainers Discussion Day)
MONDAY AFTERNOON: 13:30 – 17:00 – INTRODUCTION
MODULE 1: 6 hours – The Biblical view of Fundraising
- The Biblical foundation
- The spirituality of fundraising
- Understanding the obstacles (wrong mindsets/strongholds)
- Dealing with the strongholds
- What is the mammon factor?
MODULE 2: 6 hours – Tools to communicate vision
- Making a Plan – overview
- Defining your passion/vision – your personal vision statement
- How to present your vision
- Make a presentation
- Present your vision to the group
- Role playing – inviting someone to support you
MODULE 3: 6 hours – Develop a long-term plan
- Develop a personal support raising plan for full support
- Becoming Faithful Communicators – newsletters, emails, blogs, TntMPD
- Accountability Partner
- Create a Home Front Team
MODULE 4: 4 hours – Trainers Discussion Day
- Do first, then teach
- Develop a long-term mindset
- Create a Training/Coaching program at your base
- Your Training Action Plan
- Set up accountability structures
- Be coached by Terry
- Join the Facebook Trainers Group
- Learn how to use the online course to facilitate your training
Who is the training for?
1. For anyone who wants to learn how to raise support
2. For people who want to pass the training on to others
In the first place, I was motivated to develop this training for our own YWAM Heidebeek staff. As I continued to develop it I realized that there wasn’t much training available in Holland for people wanting to join a ministry that required raising your own support. So I opened it up to anyone in Holland that wanted to join in.
Then I discovered that there is not much training in YWAM in Europe, so now I’ve advertised and made it available to anyone in Europe who would like to be trained.
Recently I have begun to focus on multiplying trainers in friendraising because there is such a lack of it. See the page called Vision to read more about that.
Meet the Staff
I've now lived longer in Holland than in the U.S.! The thing that makes me happy is if I can encourage someone - in any way. Since 2002 I've become passionate about changing people's perspective about raising support by teaching the biblical/spiritual foundation.