From the perspective of the gospel, fundraising is not a response to a crisis. Fundraising is, first and foremost, a form of ministry. It is a way of announc-. Overview. Have you ever raised funds for your church, another organization, or a mission trip? Maybe you felt uncomfortable about asking people to donate. A Spirituality of Fundraising has ratings and 85 reviews. Eugene said: This was a sermon Nouwen gave a number of years ago and was edited into a book.

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If you’re looking for encouragement to enter what feels to be a daunting tasks, Nouwen has some great, consoling wisdom to offer. He really needs a thousand, so let me give him a thousand.

And nobody says we should love the rich less. The thoughts were actually just compilations of what Nouwen said in various speaches to development officers of non-profits and churches.

They don’t like to invest money in people who say, “I don’t have anything. In fund raising we discover that we are all poor and that we are all rich, and in ministering to each other — each from the riches that he or she possesses — we work together to build the Kingdom. Many rich people are very lonely.

Otherwise you are saying, “I’m here, you’re there, and you’re giving fundrasing a little bit,” and then suddenly, you are begging again, and you are not standing up for your vision. Not talking about how to get money. It is the creation of a fundraisibg of love in their world — and beyond this world — because wherever love is create, it is stronger than death. Challenging and Inspiring As always Henri both inspires one to see ministry through a new lens by first understanding oneself at a deeper level.


Newsletter What Is Stewardship? Fund raising from the point of view of the gospel, is saying to people: Nov 20, Sam Schreiner rated it really liked it. Do you feel good when you have a lot — or do you think it doesn’t nuowen at all?

What is the place of money in your life?

Spirituality of Fundraising by Center for Stewardship Leaders – Stewardship – Luther Seminary

A quick but profound read on how fundraising is a spiritual practice. It’s very interesting and it’s very important to realize that money is one of the greatest taboos around. A very helpful little book for anyone who has to raise money for ministry.

This little book is what you need. Return to Book Page. Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen Nouen— was a Dutch-born Catholic priest and writer who authored 40 books on the spiritual life. He simply gave it to me; I used it well and told him what I had done with it. I said, “How do you know?

Asking First of all, I want to speak very concretely about you and me, who ask for money. Community is one of the greatest gifts we have to offer. In any case, what this man was saying spiritually to me was, “I ask for money standing up, not bowing down, because I believe in what I am about. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The general question is: Good overview of spiritual reasons to fundraise.

A Spirituality of Fundraising (Print Book)

I know people in our community who live just from the friendship with our community; they come and visit, and it is there that they find nurture and support. Worth a look for anyone involved in raising money, and maybe also for those who give it too.


Our kids need books about marriage and the other sacraments. Fundrasing is not a response to crisis. When he died, his family said to me, “We as a family would like to continue supporting you because of the love that fundraksing had for my husband and jouwen father. So hnri has to be good for you, for your conversion too, because you have nkuwen get in touch with your own hang-ups about money, you have to get in touch with who you are, and suddenly you say, “I’m afraid to ask for money, I’m afraid to say to this man, give us a thousand dollars.

I like the quote, “I will take your money only if it’s good for your spiritual journey and your spiritual health. So I’m going to start talking about you and me who ask for money. It must keep its focus on ministry; we have something to offer — home, friendship, prayer, peace, love, fidelity and affection — and these things are so valuable that people are willing to make their resources available for them. You have to make a choice — where you want to belong, to the world or to God.

The man would say, “Henri, I know you don’t know one thing about money”.