Ministry Partnership

…takes many forms

The purpose of this page is to connect those who have chosen or are considering partnership with me in my ministry with InterVarsity with helpful resources and information. 

First, some quick links if that is what you need.

Puppy + StickTO MAKE A ONE TIME GIFT, CLICK ON THIS CUTE PUPPY with a stick since the image is A LINK TO INTERVARSITY’S DONATION SITE. See how this works?
2 PupsSET UP A RECURRING gift OR UPDATE ONE YOU HAVE SET UP previously BY CLICKING ON THESE PUPPY FRIENDS.
Running DogTO SIGN UP TO RECEIVE OCCASIONAL UPDATES VIA EMAIL FROM ME, CLICK THIS ENTHUSIASTIC PUPPY.

::relationship::

I would be remiss if I didn’t say that part of this partnership is the friendship that not only extends hospitality but receives it. I really do believe that partnership is most effective when it is truly partnership and not simply “support.”  I relish the opportunities to pray for those on my partnership team and to hang out with people without any sort of agenda. I’m honored when some of you invite me into the mundane parts of your lives.  Many of you give me a great gift when your partnership in ministry includes friendship that shares the unremarkable moments of life and, in the sharing, makes life remarkable.

::prayer::

One expression of partnership that is difficult to measure or define, but which I am absolutely convinced is the heart and soul of partnership = PRAYER. Those who pray for me and for my ministry with Wycliffe use a variety of resources to guide them.

  • the content of this blog along with the things I share via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • specific prayer requests shared in periodic email updates , newsletters, and via the Pray4Me tab on this blog
  • prayer guidelines based in Scripture and the challenges that missionaries face (yes, that’s a link to Wycliffe’s website — it’s a great list)

I also love when those who pray for me share challenges as well as blessings with me, giving me the opportunity to pray for them as well.

::resources::

InterVarsity depends on the generosity of a large community of people. I’ve agreed to raise a portion of my salary—and have set a goal for myself to raise a greater percentage.  Every dollar given with preference to my account is a dollar less I will need to help raise for Urbana. If you would like to support me either regularly or by making a one-time gift, you can do so in any one of the following ways:

In addition to making financial donations toward my salary, some people share resources in others ways. Over the years I’ve had people bless me by picking up the check at lunch or dinner, providing access to vacation housing at no cost, lending a bed or a car when I’m “in town” or taking me on a bit of a wardrobe update shopping spree. Truly extraordinary, humbling, and affirming generosity.

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