There are at least three different philosophies when it comes to raising financial support. Three well-known Christian leaders lived out these different philosophies over the years.
George Mueller felt that he would consult with God and God alone about his financial need.
Hudson Taylor certainly prayed about his support need, but he also provided information to God’s people so they knew the financial need to accomplish his vision.
D.L. Moody prayed, informed God’s people about his financial need and also asked for needed funds for the Lord’s work...
There are those that would tend to align themselves with George Mueller because he was living by faith and they too needed to live by faith.
It is important to recognize that whether following the strategies of George Mueller, Hudson Taylor or D.L. Moody ALL are dependent upon living by faith.
In raising funds for the Lord’s work there are no guarantees. Donors come and donors go. The economy rises and falls. We in ministry live daily by faith that the Lord will touch the hearts of His people and they will generously support his work. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that it is impossible to please God without faith.