The Fully Funded Missionary

A Biblically Based, Hope-Filled Guide to Raising Financial Support

About the Book

Should the difficulties of raising financial support keep God’s workers out of the harvest fields? It has, and the result is that the mission field is underfunded and understaffed, but a solution exists. Rob Parker successfully shows that the Great Commission is not for the struggling, lonely missionary; it belongs to the Body of Christ working together.

Discover God’s strategy, spanning the Old and New Testaments, of funding His work through the saints. Experience a paradigm shift from fundraising to partnership. Be equipped with practical tools and a plan for moving forward. Learn how to invite God’s people to joyfully join you in the Great Commission. And follow His call into missions with the full funding and relational support you need.


  • Rob Parker


  • Forerunner Publishing

Publish Year:

  • 2015


  • 978-1-938060-30-4


Rob Parker changed our organization. His biblical principles of stewardship, partnership, and giving paved the way for hundreds of our workers to get on the field as full-time missionaries. Without hyperbole, we couldn’t have done it without Rob. This book provides the biblical vision and the practical tools for anyone who seeks to serve full-time as a missionary to develop a financial team. I can’t promise that you won’t feel uncomfortable, but Rob does an excellent job of guiding you to effectively raise financial support and build your team for sustainable growth. Brian Kim, President, Antioch Center for Training and Sending (ACTS)

Rob Parker’s knowledge in partnership is a gift to the Body of Christ and missionaries all over the world. His teaching has been transformational to my life and our missionary community. This book in many ways breaks culture barriers and allows the Word of God to take its rightful place in the area of partnership. Brian Barcelona, Founder, One Voice Student Missions

This book is a Godsend for missionaries and those in ministry. Get it. Read it. Its message is deeply empowering, extremely encouraging, and thoroughly biblical. A major game changer in the field of missions. Joel Richardson, New York Times best-selling author, teacher

Among those who send and those who go, there is a tragic lack of clarity on the issue of finances. If we are going to take the Great Commission seriously, we need to take seriously all that the Bible says about how the Lord of the harvest wants to fund it. Rob Parker has done the Body of Christ a great service in writing this book. I heartily commend it. Dalton Thomas, Founder and Director, Frontier Alliance International

Rob’s teaching on biblical partnership is a gift of the Lord to the Body of Yeshua around the world. I saw how well this model works firsthand, proving you don’t need to be well known, have a large audience, or promote yourself—just believe that God has a team for you! Joel, Israel

We were a “normal” family, living out a “normal” American life, when God called us to serve in Uganda. We had no idea how to begin raising financial support. Without Rob’s wisdom, which he shares in this book, we would have never made it out of the States. We now live in Uganda, serving orphaned and destitute children. We thank God for the wisdom that He imparted to Rob. Not only did the principles in the book give us practical step-by-step guidelines on how to develop partnership, but they also helped give us a biblical mindset for our finances. Chad and Sarah Spencer, Founders, Fields of Grace Ministries

Rob Parker has prepared a model of support raising that encompasses the holistic love of Jesus through a paradigm shift toward partnership and away from fundraising. It is good stewardship, and it works. Having taught and deployed this content at Bethany International for three years now, I can confidently say it is life-changing material. Doug Goodmundson, Director of Development, Bethany International

About the Author

Rob Parker was born again in 1990 through a dramatic encounter with the Lord. In 2006, after 21 years in the marketplace, Rob felt the Lord leading him into full-time ministry. Rob currently serves as director of Partnership Development at the International House of Prayer. Since 2010 Rob has trained over 1,500 missionaries at IHOPKC, around the country, and in the nations to raise their own financial partnership teams. Rob resides in Kansas City with his wife and son. Living nearby are his daughter, son-in-law, and their three children. He is the author of The Fully Funded Missionary and its companion training manual, Partnership Development for the Fully Funded Missionary.


  1. Introduction
  2. Chapter One: The Current Crisis in Missions
  3. Chapter Two: Living Beyond the Myths
  4. Chapter Three: Biblical Stewardship
  5. Chapter Four: Old Testament Pictures of Partnership
  6. Chapter Five: Teamwork in the New Testament
  7. Chapter Six: Self-Funding vs. Partnership
  8. Chapter Seven: Living by Faith Alone?
  9. Chapter Eight: A Proven Model for Partnership Development
  1. Chapter Nine: Define Vision
  2. Chapter Ten: Prepare for Contact
  3. Chapter Eleven: Gather People
  4. Chapter Twelve: Share the Vision & Invite to Partner
  5. Chapter Thirteen: Extend Our Reach
  6. Chapter Fourteen: Strengthen Our Team through Yearly Visits
  7. Chapter Fifteen: Love Our Team Well
  8. Chapter Sixteen: We Can Do It!
  9. Epilogue