Do you serve on your church's stewardship committee or need to raise money for a mission trip or some other faith-based cause? Perhaps the thought of asking people for money intimidates you. It's time to change the way you think about fundraising.
"Fundraising is, first and foremost, a ministry, " best-selling author and renowned spiritual teacher Henri Nouwen writes."It's a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission. "
Nouwen encourages us to see fundraising as spiritual work and approach it confidently."Fundraising is precisely the opposite of begging, " he points out.
Unlike most business/leadership books, A Spirituality of Fundraising is brief and can easily be read in one sitting.
Sections of this booklet include:
- Fundraising as Ministry
- Helping the Kingdom Come About
- Our Security Base
- People Who Are Rich
- A New Communion
- Prayer and Gratitude
- Your Kingdom Come
Nouwen's insights will upend your thoughts about fundraising. Never again will you feel like you're begging for money. Instead, you'll see your work as true ministry. A must-read for leaders in churches, nonprofits, ministries, and businesses!