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Missionalia

On-line version ISSN 2312-878X
Print version ISSN 0256-9507

Abstract

FRANKLIN, Kirk  and  NIEMANDT, Nelus. Funding God's mission: Towards a missiology of generosity. Missionalia (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.43, n.3, pp.384-409. ISSN 2312-878X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7832/43-3-98.

The issues of generosity, funding, raising funds and managing funds in God's mission are investigated. First of all, we conduct a literature survey of the themes of poverty, wealth, generosity, giving and stewardship. This provides theological and missiological perspectives that contribute to the development of the themes. Secondly, outcomes from a case study of five missiological consultations, facilitated by the Wycliffe Global Alliance on the topic of funding God's mission, resulted in information that contributed to the topic. The common experiences that emerged from the consultations provided the foundation for the Wycliffe Global Alliance's Principles for Funding. These principles defined the groundwork for generosity such that the funding of God's mission becomes a reality of the global church. Finally, the Principles for Funding are compared with the Lausanne Standards, observations from the World Council of Churches' Together Towards Life and material from the Edinburgh 2010 Conference.

Keywords : Principles for funding; generosity; poverty; wealth; sustainability; missiological reflection; donors; global church.

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