Launch Week

Fundraising is more than just asking for money.

Ministry Team Development (MTD) is the core process Reliant missionaries use to seek financial partners. The training philosophy is based on William McConkey's "Win, Keep, Lift" strategy, and has been proved successful notably through Campus Crusade for Christ, the largest evangelical missions agency in the world.

Key aspects of our MTD model include:

  • Emphasis on personal, face-to-face connection with financial partners in offices, coffee shops, and homes.
  • Recognizing those who give as sustaining partners—financially, prayerfully, and practically.
  • The skill of sharing a clear, concise, and compelling story that includes a personal testimony, the needs of a mission field, the gospel, and a direct ask for partnership.
  • Recurring monthly giving as foundational to a steady missionary budget that does not require renewing financial commitments each year

Our launch week will send you out with confidence.

Many folks who resolve to boldly follow God realize quickly that fundraising may be necessary, and that the challenge can be overwhelming. The dollar amounts can feel large, the insecurity real, and it's hard to know where to start a large project. It's a bit like starting your own business!

This challenge is why we created our MTD Training Week. Offered four times annually, Reliant's training is the launch point for all deputized fundraisers with Reliant.

A comprehensive 80-hour course in the theological and practical aspects of Ministry Team Development, the interactive week is facilitated by people who have firsthand experience—leaders who have raised funds themselves for church planting, campus ministry, and more.

Topical examples include: God's Perspective on Money, Facebook and Financial Partners, Calling Back for a Decision, Handling Yes, No & Maybe Answers, and Location Strategy.

The training is intense and covers a broad set of skills in a short amount of time. But we expect missionaries like you to leave the training able to present your local ministry in a clear, concise, and compelling manner, and confident in your calling, your strategy, and even exactly the tasks you will do the next day.

Participants consistently rate the training as essential to their success in fundraising.

Another bonus? You'll meet like-minded folks like you from missional ministries across the US and internationally. Many of our missionaries meet good friends this week as you sharpen each other's story and strategy.

Check out the Training Dates and Deadlines

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