John Muehleisen is the regional strategist for World Gospel Mission in Africa.
He loves to help ministry teams clarify their "wildly important goals" and then connect those teams to the training, networks, people, and resources they need to execute their strategy.
In addition, he is the Transformational Training Coordinator for WGM in Africa.
He and his wife Beth currently live in Kampala, Uganda. They have two adult daughters who were raised in Nairobi where they lived for almost 20 years prior to moving to Uganda in 2007.
Scott Morton is the author of the excellent book Funding Your Ministry - Whether You Are Gifted Or Not.
Currently he is the International Funding Coach for the Navigators, training Christian workers around the world to develop teams of partners who share their passion for seeing the lost won to Christ, and believers discipled and multiplied.
Before that, he served with the Navigators as Director of Development for US Ministries, and before that as director of Marketplace Ministries.
On his site, ScottMorton.net you will find some great articles, as well as his journal on what God is continuing to teach him about enabling as many people as possible to be part of fulfilling the Great Commission.
How to Write Great Support Letters
Wondering how to write great support letters to your missionary partner team?
Support-raising coach and trainer Jeff McLinden gives you a quick overview of the elements that will create not only interest, but involvement in your ministry.
Is it Harder for Returning Missionaries to Raise Support?
Many missionaries who must return from field assignments struggle to raise support.
Barry McLeish, co-founder of Raising-Support.com, discusses this concern in this training video, part of the "Partners for LIFE!" online missionary training program.
Reasons People Give to Support Missionaries
If you raise support for work as a missionary, it helps to understand the real reasons people give.
Marketing expert and support-raising coach Barry McLeish explains the top two reasons people give to missionaries who are raising funds for their work.
Although the audio is not great on this video, the message is superb.
Finding Partners for Your Ministry
In this video, Jeff McLinden (co-author of the excellent Partners for Life) takes a look at the FRANCE model for identifying potential ministry supporters.
eQuipping for eMinistry
The eQuipping for eMinistry by Sus Schmitt of Cru (among others) is an excellent source of information on how to use websites, emails, blogs, social networks, and other electronic tools for ministry. She has a major section on this site relating to MPD (Ministry Partner Development / Discover) and is well worth following.
Although primarily geared for Cru staff, there is a lot of good ideas and tips in here that all can benefit from.
Shackleton on Developing Ministry Supporters
Sus Schmitt on the excellent eQuipping for Ministry blog (http://equipping4eministry.com/) posts this video using scenes from Shackleton's Way to illustrate some principles of MPD (Ministry Partner Development / Discover). The video was edited by Ryan McReynolds.
Change Your Words ... Change Your World
Here is a classic video with very a evident application for those building a ministry support team.
Karani is cloud based webapp for helping you track the key relationships with your ministry partners.
Karani is designed to make it easy to track your finances, add or import gifts and pledges, and track the interactions you have with your supporters (calls, asks, letters, thank yous, meetings, etc.)
Learn more about Karaini at www.karaniapp.com.
Jerry Linden and Barry McLiesh: The Missionary Support Raising Blog
Jerry Linden and Barry McLeish are the authors of Partners for Life, and excellent book on support raising (read more about this "must-have" book here.)
They also run a website with an online training course (read more about that here), and they blog regularly with excellent tips and suggestions for great partner relations.
The blog is well worth visiting ... it's an excellent library of material for both the veteran and the person new to raising support.