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Laurel Christensen serves as the Area Director for Mission Increase West Michigan.  After graduating from Trinity Western University with a degree in History, Laurel went to work in the corporate world in human resources and then started a family.  She went on to complete her teacher certification at Calvin College and taught high school for 10 years at the Potter’s House Christian School in Grand Rapids. While teaching, Laurel earned a master’s degree in education from Grand Valley State University.  She continued her work in education by serving as the Director of School Development for the StreetSchool Network™and later joined the Sagamore Institute.  Laurel was born and raised in West Michigan and is honored to serve God by equipping ministries with the skills to carry out their mission.
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Mission Increase (MI) West Michigan is a community of Christian ministries working to implement a biblical approach to fundraising to grow and more fully-achieve their God-given missions. What do we want FOR West Michigan as a result? An “overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12-NIV)

Funded by givers from this community, MI West Michigan is able to offer teaching, coaching, and consulting, and even matching grants, all at no cost to ministries. Together, givers and ministries are leveraging God’s resources to transform our communities. We invite you to join us!

Laurel Christensen • West Michigan Area Director

Events

Webinar


Building a Vibrant Monthly Giving Program

Finding and Caring for Monthly Givers

Hosts: Trey Doty (Responder Life), Stan Patyrak (The Water Project), and Amy Karjala (Mission Increase)

August 23, 2017

Workshop


 

Energizing Communications

Crafting visual and written communications that inspire action

July 20   Grand Rapids
July 26   Zeeland

 

Vision-Driven Fundraising Plans

October 18   Zeeland
October 25   Grand Rapids

How do ministries engage with us?

Work and communicate more directly with your Area Director, network with ministries from your area, and stay up to date with events happening in your area.

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Resources

WEBINARS

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MIF TOOLS & VIDEOS

Fundraising Dinner Manual and other tools

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RECOMMENDED READING

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