A Spirituality of Fundraising
The Henri Nouwen Spirituality SeriesJohn S. Mogabgab, Henri J. M. Nouwen • February 2011
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!
John S. Mogabgab was the founding editor of Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life, serving in that role for 25 years. As special projects editor for Upper Room Books from 2010 until his death in 2014, he oversaw the completion of the Henri Nouwen Series and A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God. From 1975–1980 John was Henri Nouwen’s teaching, research, and editorial assistant at Yale Divinity School.
Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1054-8
EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1165-1
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: February 2011
Trim Size: 5 in (w) x 8 in (h) x 0.133 in (d)
Page Count: 64
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Stewardship & Giving