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Simple support-raising solutions for fully funded ministry

Don't let money hinder your Calling.

Raising support doesn't have to be overwhelming

We can help.

Peace of mind

Underfunded ministry can feel like a stone in your shoe - it's irritating until you stop and fix it. Our MPD solutions bring relief and focus to your ministry.

Simplicity

Raising support can feel daunting, so you avoid it at all costs. Our MPD solutions make an intimidating, complex process simple and easy...maybe even fun!

Expert Help

Raising support without the right resources is like using a hammer to cut a piece of wood. Whether you need training, coaching, or resources, we have everything you need to reach full funding.

Choose your MPD solution

The "Fully Funded Ministry" Plan

3 simple steps to financially healthy ministry

Choose your MPD solution

1. Choose the MPD solution that's right for you.

2. Raise more support in less time.

3. Advance the gospel fully funded.

These staff overcame fears and underfunding!

I am so glad I did an MPD sprint! I wish I would have known about this two years ago. Thank you, MPD team, for all you do!

- Amanda, Nav20s

My MPD coach was an answer to prayers! He kept God and His Word at the center of MPD and gave expert feedback on the actual process. He really sought to understand our unique situation, tailor his approach, and yet still challenge our attitudes in grace and kindness.

- Rebecca, World Missions

I dreaded support-raising coming into MPD training but left rejuvenated, confident in my abilities, and excited to raise support all summer long!

- Jake, Collegiate

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MPD solutions that actually work

See what God has provided to fellow Navigators since Fall 2018.

435

Navigators participated

$548,704

raised in new monthly

$2,227,289

raised in special gifts

13,313

funding appointments held

9887

recommendations received

$338,746

in challenge incentives

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MPD Programs

Don’t limp along in underfunded ministry. Our MPD Programs provide you with a plan and a trained coach to expand your ministry partner team and raise new monthly support. Alongside fellow support-raising staff, champion each other towards full funding and celebrate God’s provision together!

 

What makes our MPD Programs unique and effective?

A Clear Plan

Raising support can feel like driving across the country without a GPS. You might get to where you’re going eventually, but stress and frustration will be screaming at you from the back seat. We’ll give you a clear, doable plan that puts you on the most direct route to full funding and peace of mind.

Coaching

How many athletes qualified for the Olympics solely on their own? (Hint: none). A great coach helps you overcome obstacles that have kept you from succeeding in the past. Your MPD coach will guide you through every step of the support-raising process so you know you’re doing it right.

Camaraderie

Some things are too hard to do alone. Even Moses needed Aaron and Hur to hold up his arms to defeat the Amalekites (Ex. 17:12-14). Reaching full funding actually feels possible when you can share the joys, struggles, frustrations, and successes with fellow support-raising staff.

 

Which program is right for me?

All of our programs offer a clear plan, coaching, and camaraderie. The programs differ in audience, duration, hourly commitment, and when they are offered.

MPD 5K:

A 5-week program for current staff who commit 20 hours per week to raising support. Offered January, April, June, and October.

MPD 10K:

A 10-week program for current staff who commit 10 hours per week to raising support. Offered January, June, and October.

SIT Coaching Initiative:

A summer program exclusively for Collegiate SITs to coach new EDGErs in raising support while also raising support themselves. Submit applications here.

MPD Training:

A 3-day training event to equip new staff in the fundamentals of the ministry of partner development.

MPD Training

Most brand-new Navigator staff don’t know how to raise support. We offer expert interactive training in the simple principles and practice of biblical support-raising so they are confident and competent to reach full funding and live out their Calling.

This program is right for you if…

You are a new Navigator staff who needs to raise support for your ministry.

*Current Navigator staff may attend under certain circumstances. Contact mpd@navigators.org directly to discuss this.

Your MPD Training experience includes:

  • A 3-day training program in the principles and practice of biblical support-raising
  • Practical training from expert instructors on the set up, conduct, and follow up of support-raising appointments
  • A trained MPD coach during the program who provides guidance, tailored feedback, and encouragement
  • Access to The Navigators Ministry of Partner Development resources

What makes our MPD Training so effective and unique?

Comprehensive

Most new staff have a thousand questions about support-raising, so we leave no stone unturned. Learn everything you need at our MPD Training to successfully raise support for your new Navigator ministry.

Interactive

A lot of seminars are dull and dry. How many times have you nodded off to the droning of a talking head? Our MPD Training has you moving, practicing, and even laughing as we teach, model, and coach biblical support-raising.

Biblical

Did you know Jesus had financial supporters? Our MPD Training will help you discover the biblical principles of support-raising, radically transform your own faith, and focus your perception of “fundraising” on what it actually is, the ministry of partner development.

Schedule and Registration

To begin the registration process:

MPD Training is included in New Staff Orientation (NSO). Contact Staff Services at staff.services@navigators.org or (844) 894-NAVS (toll free) to receive more information about NSO.

Upcoming New Staff Orientations:

  • October 18 – 22, 2021 (in person)
  • January 24 – 28, 2022 (virtual)
  • April 4 – 8, 2022 (virtual)
  • July 18 – 22, 2022 (in person)
  • October 17 – 21, 2022 (in person)
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Resources

 

Raising support without the right resources is like building an Ikea table without instructions. It’s frustrating and difficult, and you’ll always wonder when the table will fall apart. Our MPD Resources provide you with clear, simple, and doable instructions so you can be confident you’re raising support the right way.

 

What makes our resources unique and effective?

Save Time and Energy

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Our expert team has already prepared everything you need to be successful in the Ministry of Partner Development. Use our MPD Resources to save yourself the hassle of figuring things out on your own.

Tried and True

People use what they trust. That’s why we created MPD Resources that echo back to the apostle Paul’s practices 2,000 years ago. Feel confident that no matter your context or ministry, you’re raising support effectively and biblically.

24/7 Access

It can be hard to remember everything you learned in MPD Training. So anytime you need a refresher, day or night, you can find what you need with our MPD Resources.

 

What resources are offered?

Support-Raising Skills:

Teaching, tools, and videos for every step of the support-raising process.

Biblical Foundation:

Bible Studies and devotionals to grow one’s faith and reinforce the ministry of partner development.

Ministry Partner Communication:

Samples, templates, and tips to help you communicate clearly to your ministry partners.

MPD 5K

mpd@navigators.org

This program is right for you if…

you are a current staff needing to raise $500+ in new monthly support and can dedicate 20 hours per week for 5 weeks to raising support.

Your MPD 5K experience includes:

  • 2 weeks preparing for MPD activity, 5 weeks expanding your ministry partner team and raising new monthly support, and 2 weeks to bring follow-up calls to a close
  • Coaching, resources, accountability, and encouragement from trained MPD coaches
  • Motivation and camaraderie as you raise support with fellow Navigator staff
  • Incentive match dollars for individual and team support-raising activities

REGISTER HERE for an upcoming MPD 5K:

  • January 9, 2023 – March 12, 2023– Register by December 15
  • March 27, 2023 – June 4, 2023 — Register by March 3
  • June 5, 2023 – August 6, 2023 — Register by May 18
  • September 11, 2023 – November 12, 2023 — Register By August 24
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MPD 10K

This program is right for you if…

you are a current staff needing to raise $500+ in new monthly support and can dedicate 10 hours per week for 10 weeks to raising support.

Your MPD 10K experience includes:

  • 2 weeks preparing for MPD activity, 10 weeks expanding your ministry partner team and raising new monthly support, and 1 week to bring follow-up calls to a close
  • Coaching, resources, accountability, and encouragement from trained MPD coaches
  • Motivation and camaraderie as you raise support with fellow Navigator staff
  • Incentive match dollars for individual and team support-raising activities

REGISTER HERE for an upcoming MPD 10K:

  • January 16, 2023 – April 16, 2023– Register By December 26
  • March 27, 2023 – June 25, 2023 — Register By March 9
  • June 5, 2023 – September 3, 2023 — Register By May 18
  • September 11, 2023 – December 10, 2023 — Register By August 24
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SIT Coaching Initiative

The budget leap to SiT or Nav Rep can feel intimidating and raising support alone is just plain discouraging. Our SiT Coaching Initiative places you in the dual role of receiving and providing coaching, resources, accountability, and encouragement so you can reach full funding and help EDGErs do the same.

This program is right for you if…

You are a collegiate SiT staff who*:

  1. needs to raise support for your ministry
  2. wants to help the next generation of Navigators raise support
  3. wants to develop in shepherding and coaching younger staff

APPLY HERE for Summer 2022!**

Your SiT Coaching Initiative experience includes:

  • A 3-day Coaches Academy with training from expert instructors on the principles, practice, and coaching of biblical support-raising
  • A summer-long period focused on expanding your ministry partner team and raising new monthly support while coaching 1st-year EDGErs to do the same
  • Coaching, resources, accountability, and encouragement from trained MPD coaches
  • Motivation and camaraderie as you raise support with fellow SiT
  • Shepherding and coaching experience as you help 1st-year EDGErs

3 Simple Steps to Reach Full Funding and Help Others Do the Same

  1. Apply today
  2. Upon acceptance, attend the Coaches Academy
  3. Raise support while helping EDGErs do the same

Does this program actually make a difference?

Yes! By the end of the 2019 SiT Coaching Initiative, 90% of participating SiT were in surplus and the EDGE class average was 91% fully funded, a 30% increase from the previous year alone!

 

What do Navigator staff say about the SiT Coaching Initiative?

“THANK YOU for this program! It was an answer to our desperate prayers for help in support-raising. This program and the coaching we received reaches far past this summer – it will impact the long-term health of The Navigators on both our campuses and throughout our region! We now feel empowered to raise support for the long haul and implement healthy rhythms of support-raising into our regular campus schedules because scraping by is not okay.” – SiT Coach

“Words can’t describe how much my SiTers valued the training and experience they received. Even Campus Directors are noticing a difference!”

– trained MPD Coach

“I felt more motivated to raise support than I have in a long time! I wouldn’t have worked as hard as I did without this program. Having a coach to push and encourage me, a clear goal, and the accountability of raising support with the EDGErs I coached was exactly what I needed. I loved encouraging, celebrating, and empathizing with the EDGErs as we raised support together!”

– SiT Coach

 

*Participation is by application only
**Exact dates TBD
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MPD Made Simple

What if raising support were simple?

 

Relationships with ministry partners and funding dwindle when your year-end appeal is the only communication partners receive from you all year. MPD Made Simple helps you nurture partner relationships year-round in bite-sized, do-able steps. Come year-end, you feel confident to ask and partners feel comfortable to give!

 

Subscribe and you’ll receive weekly emails that guide you through each simple step of MPD Made Simple. The program gives you:

  1. An annual plan with one simple task per month
  2. Weekly step-by-step instructions
  3. Tools to make connecting with partners simple

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Download 2022 Quick Guide!

5 Months of Christmas

Enjoy the holiday season knowing you’re funded for ministry in 2023!

 

The 5 Months of Christmas is a simple program for successful year-end funding. Follow the weekly MPD Made Simple emails September through January to ensure your funding is where it needs to be when 2023 arrives.

 

Download the 2022 5 Months of Christmas Quick Guide for an overview of the 5-month year-end funding plan.

 

Download the 5 Months of Christmas Funding Letter Toolkit for the resources you’ll need for year-end funding.

 

5 Months of Christmas Overview

 

September

  • Mail a paper newsletter

October

November

  • Mail physical year-end funding packet (funding letter, commitment card and response envelope) and include MPD (MPD, P.O. Box 6000, Colorado Springs, CO 80934)
  • Optional: Sign up for December phone blitz (sign-up link coming soon…)

December

  • Email funding letter follow-up reminder
  • Call 10 ministry partners to follow up funding letter
  • Optional: Sign up for phone blitz (sign-up link coming soon…)

January

  • Mail thank-you notes

 

You’ll be eligible for great prizes when you complete monthly challenges and even greater prizes when you complete multiple months.

 

If postage costs could keep you from mailing a year-end funding letter, postage assistance—up to $100—is available. Contact mpd@navigators.org.

 

Not getting MPD Made Simple emails on Wednesdays? Let us know at mpd@navigators.org.

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