ITEM not only serves the larger church through training Christian leaders for churches in other countries. ITEM also wants to serve North American churches. We are adding a new page to our website called “Missions Tool Box” to feature “best missions practices.” If your church has discovered a great idea for missions conferences, a good way to raise funds for missions, new approaches or policies for mission committees, or any other good ideas relating to missions, please send them to us. Share them by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (618-939-4836) and give all the pertinent details you can.
Raising Missions Funds:
Concord Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Waterloo, Illinois, developed a missions funding policy of not charging during any missions funding project. For example, each fall the women in the church put on a Missions Sale where church members can contribute new or gently used materials (clothing, games, books, furniture, decorating items, etc) which are then offered free to the community that comes to shop. Shoppers may make any sized contribution they want for the items they choose. For each of the last 4 years, the women have collected enough funds to care for 3 children in India, Mexico, and the Philippines. Concord members also do a free Krispie Kreme Donut giveaway and Chick-Fil-A giveaway to fund mission trips to Belize.
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