Global Roots, Local Fruits: Navigating Polycentric Fundraising for Christian Missions

08 Apr 2024 · 12 Apr 2024 · Durres, Albania

The Lausanne Ministry Fundraising Network (MFN) is inviting Christian fundraising professionals, church leaders, mission workers, and anyone interested in understanding and implementing effective, culturally aware fundraising strategies in their work of fulfilling the Great Commission.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of a movement that respects and celebrates the diversity within our global Christian family,fostering a world where every Christian community thrives through shared support.

The Lausanne Ministry Fundraising Network (MFN) is inviting Christian leaders and fundraisers from different parts of the world to our upcoming three-day event, ‘Global Roots, Local Fruits: Navigating Polycentric Fundraising for Christian Mission’.

At this gathering we will explore the dynamic and diverse world of fundraising within the Christian context, focusing on the cultural, economic, and spiritual landscapes that shape our global community.

At the heart of our discussions will be the polycentric approach to fundraising. This approach acknowledges that Christians living in different parts of the world have unique values, practices, and preferences when it comes to supporting their churches and mission work.

Through short presentations, small group discussions, and brainstorming sessions, we will delve into the intricacies of this approach, addressing questions like:

  1. What are some of the cultural perceptions and sensitivities about money and fundraising in different parts of the world?
  2. What do effective fundraising models and strategies look like in different parts of the world?
  3. What are the key steps Christian leaders and fundraisers in different economic environments and cultural traditions have taken to grow giving locally?
  4. What are the essential ingredients and practices for building trust, accountability, and credibility that can pave the way for the involvement of local churches and believers in mission?
  5. How can we craft fundraising messages that resonate with the cultural and faith values of diverse church communities? 
  6. How can fundraising and Business as Mission strategies work together to reach and inspire more local Christians in developing countries to give generously?

Why Attend?

If you are passionate about fundraising as a ministry that can accelerate the fulfillment of the Great Commission, this event is for you. By coming along or joining us online you can share your experiences, learn from peers, and develop new strategies that reflect the wonderfully diverse nature of our global Christian family.

Whether you are looking to refine your existing fundraising model or are seeking fresh, culturally sensitive approaches, this gathering will provide valuable insights and practical tools.

Who Should Attend?

We welcome Christian fundraising professionals, church leaders, mission workers, and anyone interested in understanding and implementing effective, culturally aware fundraising strategies in their work of fulfilling the Great Commission.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of a movement that respects and celebrates the diversity within our global Christian family.

Together, we can ensure that our global roots nourish local fruits, fostering a world where every Christian community thrives through shared support.