PushPay Research says giving to missions is down 50% since 1990. Why? In 2020 US churches spent the vast majority of their missions or outreach funds locally within the USA. God knows there was a lot of pain locally! It’s easy to think, “with so much need shouldn’t we just focus locally?” How is this any different from a person who thinks, “I have too many problems myself to consider the needs of others”? I used to live trapped in the thinking, “First let me resolve my problems then I’ll be free to consider the needs of others.” Then Jesus flipped this and said, “First you consider the needs of others and I’ll take care of you” (Matt 6:33). Every great pastor would encourage us to serve others instead of ourselves so why does the church in America spend 99% of its missions/outreach funds on America and only 1% on international missions? I’m all for local outreach! Do it! Just remember our God can do both! I’m convinced when we shift our focus away (internationally) from ourselves (local needs) we WILL experience all these other things being added (in America). Until then are we not like the person described in James 4:2-3 when he said, “you have not because you don’t ask God and when you do ask you don’t receive because you ask only for yourself.” God can do both! This changes everything.
About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org