“We will start just as soon as we have the financing to do so.” It may seem reasonable to place this caveat on your projects, but such thinking is not reasonable. Most of what is done in the Name of God is accomplished by unreasonable people. Simply begin doing outreach and the funding you need will show up. Provision comes with momentum. This is one of the great mysteries of the Kingdom of God. His favor is accompanied by his financing. Don’t panic. Don’t fret. Flow with his provision.
Remember this: Money follows momentum. It is helpful to repeat this truth often and out loud when starting out in outreach ministry. Our real problem when there are shortages is not a lack of money. We come up short in the realm of momentum and money shortages are merely one manifestation of that lack.
In church history, ancient and modern, when someone had a great idea and the follow-through to walk that out, funding happened rather spontaneously. The major challenge in the church world these days is a lack of momentum, not a lack of cash. There will be plenty of funding as your anointed ideas are set into action. Count on it, you have had a few anointed ideas already. Move forward and money will follow without a problem.
Practical idea: Take up occasional special offerings within your small group to fund outreaches. You might be surprised at the amount of money that can be raised from even a homegroup. Your group will be able to literally buy into the task at hand.
You can also do things that do not cost much. Inspired by Steve and Janie in our early planting days we started washing windows at the local university dorms here in Roskilde, Denmark. One guy got saved and is now one of our worship leaders. And many others just got clean windows and were happy. Plus it was a fun teambuilding thing to do for our fledgling leadership team.
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