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Sample "Theology of Development" document

How to Write and Use a Theology of Development

In our work of raising kingdom resources, we make dozens of decisions every day. These decisions are shaped and driven by our understanding of what will be most effective and what will align with the values of our organization. While we are aware that these underlying values exist, it's not often that leaders in development take the time and invest the resources to articulate clearly the principles and motivations for the work that they do. The desire to do so often gets lost in the pressure to do what will bring the greatest financial return. Yet, for most of us in the Christian development world there is at least a nod toward the desire that our fundraising work be done according to biblical values.

The question is, do we understand those values specifically as they pertain to our work, and have we written them down in a way that can allow them to guide us in all of these daily decisions? That is the purpose of writing a theology of development for your fundraising work. The purpose of this webinar is to outline briefly what that document might look like and how you might use it.