Support raising may seem daunting. However, each of our over 100 missionaries, as well as our more than 30 years of CCO history, are living witnesses to the fact that it is possible.
CCO has an excellent support-raising training program that teaches you not only how to raise funds effectively but also instills the key attitudes and mindsets that drive our paradigm of living by providence. This training takes place after you have been hired, in preparation for you to begin your role in CCO, and includes weekly coaching sessions with a support-raising coach throughout your fundraising.
As a CCO missionary, our Support Team Partnership Development (STPD) is not a means to an end. It is an opportunity to take the gospel to other people. Every person you encounter will have an opportunity to hear the Lord’s message through your witness of relying on His providence and being abandoned to Him. We feel called to have every single person encounter Jesus in a personal way. Our mission field is not only on campuses and through our parish and diocesan coaching relationships, but also in every visit we have with a potential supporter.
As you make the leap into support raising, CCO wants to set you up for success. That is why we also have various bridge-funding options to make the transition as smooth as possible and tailored to your own situation and needs.
There are many legitimate reasons someone would choose not to apply for staff, and we work hard to ensure support raising isn’t one of them.