Books & websites

Click here to access my Dropbox folder (English) with helpful fundraising resources

All materials/resources are copyrighted, 2010, Terry Sherman, all rights reserved

Recommended Reading for Fundraising

Scott's new FYM version 2017

Funding Your Ministry – a Field Guide for Raising Personal Support’ by Scott Morton, NavPress, 2017 – Website Scott Morton

‘Daring to Live on the Edge: The Adventure of Faith and Finances’ by Loren Cunningham (Founder of Youth With A Mission)

Betty Barnett

‘Friend Raising: Building a Missionary Support Team that Lasts’ by Betty Barnett, a YWAMer.  She underlines the relational aspect of working together to see ministry accomplished.


‘Funding the Family Business’ by Myles Wilson – Website Myles Wilson


The Spirituality of Fundraising’ by Henri Nouwen – A “must read” to understand God’s heart and perspective on partnering to do ministry – “fundraising is first and foremost a form of ministry”.  Website Henri Nouwen


‘Serving as Senders Today’ by Neal Pirolo – for church mission committees, home front teams, etc.  Website Neal Pirolo


‘Wealth, Riches and Money’ by Craig Hill and Earl Pitts – a biblical understanding of God’s purposes for money, how we are influenced by the spirit of mammon, how to live within a “closed budget”. 

‘Money, Possessions and Eternity’ by Randy Alcorn – more Money_Possessions_and_Eternity__66088.1409258556biblical understanding!  Here is a listing of his books in various languages  and here is his website:  Website Randy Alcorn

The God Ask

‘The God Ask’ by Steve Shadrach
Also in Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian



‘Self-supporting Ministry’ by Kevin Colyer, a former YWAMer.  It’s on page 5 of that list of books.


Useful websites: is a place where you can have a fundraising web page for free to raise money for projects you can find out what your asking style is plus other resources tools and resources for raising support – you can create a budget here, online, store it online, and use it to help manage your money. – many good resources and information (U.K.) – a free budget and expenses worksheet created by a missionary – A free tool to make a budget and learn how to use it

2 thoughts on “Books & websites

  1. Steve Shadrach March 14, 2021 — 21:42

    GREAT website. thanks! Thanks for including The God Ask.
    BTW: The God Ask is now also in Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.


    1. Wonderful that it’s getting into more languages! Can you give me links to those other languages? I’m happy to promote your excellent training, Steve.


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