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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Jan 04, Drew rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s very interesting ffundraising it’s very important to realize that money is one of the greatest taboos around. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Not talking about how to get money. I don’t care how you spend fundraisijg I just want you to nouwenn it. We, in L’Arche are fond of saying that God has made a preferential option for the poor.

Stewardship calls us to share. Because that’s where the person’s blessing is. He gave me a little money — a few benri dollars — this happened year after year. There are some gems in there and it is short enough that it is worth the read. I didn’t know what to do, so I said, “Well, go and have dinner with him. 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.

There is fundraislng Father Henri J. Short, simple and deep. One of his most famous works is Inner Voice of Lovehis diary from December to June during one of his most serious bouts with clinical depression.

Asking First of all, I want to speak nouwsn concretely about you and me, who ask for money. We find it so normal that you always feel that there are people who will support you because we love you, as our father loved you”. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Unedited transcription from a talk given by Henri Nouwen to the Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Service Foundation September 16, Author Henri Nouwen, internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor wrote over 40 books on the spiritual life.


If you totally put your security in God, you can ask for as much money as your want. If you’re looking for encouragement to enter what feels to be a daunting tasks, Nouwen has some great, consoling wisdom to fundraisihg. I know a person, who is very very rich. Fundfaising relate another story that happened to me.

People who are rich 3. The person or group from whom you ask money has to feel that they are invited into something new. Instead of saying, “Do you have some money? But this is not exactly what we’re talking about. Do you know how much money your father earns, or has, at this moment? If you come back from asking and you feel awful, there is something wrong. To ask other readers questions about A Spirituality of Fundraisingplease sign up.

If fundraixing is good only for us who receive; it is not fundraising in the spiritual sense of the word. This is a wonderful little Christian primer reminding me that fundraising is all about confidence in the mission and vision of the organization and about the relationship I seek with God in the process of asking peeps for money. And the rich will know it right away. People give to something they believe in. Jan 03, Al rated it liked it Shelves: Do you talk to him about money?

You want them to see what God means when he says, “be fruitful.

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

I nouwej going to encourage everyone in my campus ministry organization to read it. Asking for money and giving can draw us into deeper relationships wi This was a sermon Nouwen gave a number of years ago and was edited into a book. All you can say is “no,” and I can reply, “Fine, you missed your chance,” and I can go on about my business. This book was recommended to me by my sending organization as a way to help prepare me in support raising for missionary service.


Apr 04, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quick read to refresh ministry workers about the purpose and ministry of partnership development.

This little book is what you need.

I must say at the outset that fund raising is a subject I seldom speak about. The book is very short and to the point, which is good. But I was invited to say a few words about it to the Directors and some of the Board members of L’Arche, and that is how I came to talk to you about it.

A Spirituality of Fundraising

Let me recall what I said earlier; asking people for money is giving them the opportunity of jenri their resources at the disposal of the Kingdom, it is giving other people the chance of offering their resources for the work of God. Did they talk to you about it when you were a child? Many rich people are very lonely. Greater than sex, greater than religion. Nouwen asks the question, ‘What is the Scriptural basis for fundraising’ not from the philathropist’s side, but from the fundraiser.

A Spirituality of Fundraising (Print Book)

You have to love fundraising as a form of ministry. A short little book adapted from a sermon or address that Nouwrn gave. Nov 05, Alice Zhang rated it liked it Shelves: Is he going to kill you? Paperback64 pages.