Tim Welch — a veteran missionary — has researched some of the inventive ways missions is funded in the Majority World.
For decades, he served with SIM in Cote d’Ivoire. But, he makes a case for missionaries relying on more than once source of funding. He outlines several ways churches around the world fund missions from his recently released book, New Funding Models for Global Mission.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- 5 reasons the Western models of funding missions don’t work in the Majority World
- 5 innovative models that make missionary support accessible in the Majority World
- How raising missions support impacts funding for the local church
ABOUT THE GUEST:
Tim Welch (DMin, Université de l’Alliance Chrétienne d’Abidjan) served as a missionary in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire for 31 years with SIM, including 22 years as national director. Currently he serves as the SIM Ministry Point Person for Literature. Tim has written five books in French and two books in English, with a third book – this one for African children – due out later this year. Tim and his wife Janet live in Colorado. They have two children and four grandchildren.
SCRIPTURE RELATED TO EPISODE:
- New Funding Models for Global Mission by Tim Welch, DMin
- SIM USA
- Email Tim Welch
- New Funding Models for Global Mission – On Facebook
00:37 – Topic: Tim Welch, Multiple Models for Missions Funding in the Majority World
02:16 – Family on the Mission Field
03:42 – 3 Reasons Why Missions Funding Matters
04:21 – Funding for Missionaries in Closed Countries
05:24 – Missions in NYC with Non-Traditional Funding
08:15 – Unique Funding Challenges of Majority World Missionaries
08:37 – Majority World, Terminology in Perspective
09:07 – 5 Reasons the Western Models of Funding Missions Don’t Work in the Majority World
10:11 – Cultural Appropriateness
10:25 – Reliance on Individualism
11:02 – Some of the 18 Predominant Funding Models for Missions
11:30 – 5 Alternatives for Missions Funding, Pros and Cons
11:47 – Individually Sourced Funding
12:54 – Employment Sourced Funding, Tentmaking
14:12 – Missions Agency Funding
15:29 – Congregational Funding
16:30 – Multiple Funding Sources
17:01 – Missions Funding Models from Around the World
17:17 – From Peru and Bolivia, 12 Church Model
18:34 – From India, Handful of Rice Model Supported Over 1,800 Missionaries in 2010
20:17 – From Papua New Guinea, the Designation Model
21:40 – One Way Waitresses and Cab Drivers Can Fund Missions
22:22 – From the Majority World, Revolving Savings Model
24:35 – Biblical Basis for Missions Funding
25:59 – Missions for the Local Pastors
27:49 – Who’s Supporting Majority World Missions?
28:59 – Lessons from the Modern Ethiopian Church
31:34 – Partnerships that Really Work in the Majority World
33:48 – Across National Borders – Generosity, Partnerships and Problems
42:02 – Does the Local Ministry Suffer When a Church Focuses on World Missions?
45:08 – Tim Welch, Contact Info
46:31 – Joke: a Lone Cowboy
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