Ministry Partner Development
Did you know that all YFC staff are missionaries? Part of being a missionary at YFC includes participating in Ministry Partner Development, which is the process used to provide funding for their position.
What exactly is Ministry Partner Development (MPD)?
Ministry Partner Development (MPD) introduces each staff person to a place of trusting in God’s provision. Trusting God for money can lead us into the habit of trusting Him for other spiritual essentials. MPD is made possible in two ways: first, by donations made to Youth for Christ from family, friends, and acquaintances on behalf of a particular staff member, which enables Youth for Christ to care financially for that staff member. Second, by the prayer support of others. MPD is literally developing partnerships with others who will come alongside our staff and pray and care for them.
Why Ministry Partner Development?
“From the perspective of the Gospel,” wrote Henri Nouwen, “fundraising is, first and foremost, a form of ministry.” It is a way of connecting our vision and our mission with more and more people. It is “all ministry.”
For additional information about MPD, read this booklet by Henri Nouwen: