Missionary Support Level

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by aefting, Jul 22, 2003.

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If you give a fixed dollar amount, what is it?

  1. $50 or less

    40.0%
  2. Between $50 and $100

    20.0%
  3. Between $100 and $250

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Over $250

    40.0%
  5. Don't give fixed dollar amount

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. aefting

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    Questions concerning your church policy for missionary support. For this poll, I'm specifically refering to support for full-time church planters outside of the US.
     
  2. j_barner2000

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    I am a member of a Southern Baptist church. we give to missions through our Cooperative Program. Unfortunately, they are projecting a shortfall such that there are a number of people who feel called to missionary field who cannot be supported at this time.
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    IFB churches do a great disservice to our missionaries by supporting a huge number just a small amount. It causes deputation to go on for years, and furloughs are spent running around the nation to 100+ churches to report.

    Consider that a missionary needs 40k a year for support and work

    If you church took a missionary for $250 a month (instead of $35 or 50 or 100) you would only need a dozen others for full support. Missionary returns from the field, spends 6 months just relaxing, visiting family, R&R, THEN go to spend a week with each church.

    Not just a service, but a whole week or more. Let the people see and know their missionaries . . and they will probably sacrifice even more!

    Others?
     
  4. j_barner2000

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    My in-laws church sends 5000 amonth in support of missionaries. They have about 100 members so that is a pretty good amount. However, they support 15 families. that accounts for just over 300 a month for each family. assuming avg of 40k needed for each fammily. at 3600 or 4000 a year that would require 10 or 11 churches to support each family. perhaps if they supported 5 families it would be easier and they could develop a more intimate relationship with each family they support?
     

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