n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Funding God's mission - towards a missiology of generosity
|Article Title||Funding God's mission - towards a missiology of generosity|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 University of Pretoria and 3 Wycliffe Global Alliance, Australia|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||384 - 409|
|Keyword(s)||Donors, Generosity, Global church, Missiological reflection, Poverty, Principles for funding, Sustainability and Wealth|
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.
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