(See also: 3 Types of Prospects)
There are 6 spiritual keys to your fund raising. Randy Alcorn describes the Christian’s ideal position on finances through six keys in his book The Treasure Principle.
Key 1: God owns everything. I’m his money manager. (We are the managers of the assets God has entrusted—not given—to us.)
Key 2: My heart always goes where I put God’s money. (Watch what happens when you reallocate your money from temporal things to eternal things.)
Key 3: Heaven, not earth, is my home. (We are citizens of “a better country, a heavenly one.” Hebrews 11:16)
Key 4: I should live not for the dot but for the line. (From the dot—our present life on earth—extends a line that goes on forever, which is eternity in heaven.)
Key 5: Giving is the only antidote to materialism. (Giving is the joyful surrender to a greater Person and a greater agenda. It dethrones me and exalts Him.)
Key 6: God prospers me not to raise my standard of living but to raise my standard of giving. (God gives us more money than we need so we can give—generously.)
Take advantage of the next People Raising Conference, October 25-26, 2013. Each conference is very interactive and is designed to have you ask your fund raising questions, learn from the insights of others and glean from the 40+ years of fund raising experience from Bill Dillon.