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The Sower By Rich Haynie
The Sower: A Book Review
Are you tired of raising money and wish you could be a sower, who focuses on people who love God and give generously out of their love relationship?
In the book, The Sower: Redefining the Ministry of Raising Kingdom Resources , Rodin and Hoag provide a thoroughly biblical foundation and reorientation for our approach to fundraising. They show us that God wants us to stop focusing on raising money and to start disciple people to become godly stewards.
Additionally, this book is filled with wise, practical advice for how to make this shift. The distinction between God’s role and our responsibilities will set you free and allow you to discover what could become the most meaningful season of our work.
We’ve made this “shift” at One Challenge. The Stewardship Ministries department has written and adopted a “Philosophy of Ministry” (POM) document that articulates, in specific details, how we interact with our donors, exhorting them to be rich toward God (Luke 12:21).
We have witnessed an increase in income across the board/individuals have increased in their generosity/the number of foundation-donations have gone up annually and the start of multiple grants per year has begun. We pray regularly for our donors. This model replaces manipulative techniques and closing strategies with a dependence on prayer and relationship-building as the essential tools for success.
Rich Haynie is currently the Senior Director of Stewardship Ministries at One Challenge International. He served 24 years in the United States Air Force and has been helping Christian non-profits find resources for their Kingdom work for 35 years.
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