Churches and ministries need funds to reach people with the gospel. But often they have not
received any training on biblical principles of stewardship and fundraising. That is why many church
and ministry leaders today see fundraising as a secular activity rather than as a spiritual ministry.
Ministry Fundraising Network (MFN), an issue network of the Lausanne Movement, is seeking to
change this mindset by promoting an understanding of fundraising and building relationships with
supporters as a spiritual activity.
Ministry fundraising is all about creating opportunities to involve God’s people in mission. It is a
way of motivating every Christian to grow as a generous steward of God-given resources.
MFN members are fundraising practitioners and consultants working together to equip church
leaders and ministry fundraisers to grow generous givers particularly in their local settings.
We provide training and resources including blogs, webinars, books, etc that can enable church
leaders and ministry fundraisers to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in raising
more funds and new partners for God’s mission.
Let us instead work for true mutuality of North and South, East, and West, for interdependence in
giving and receiving, for the respect and dignity that characterizes genuine friends and true partners
in mission. – The Cape Town Commitment II – F – 2B