Fundraisers Invite People Into a Spiritual Communion

“When we ask people for money to strengthen or expand the work of the kingdom, we are also inviting them into a new spiritual communion.” (Nouwen, p. 48)

Fundraising often must go beyond the idea of raising funds for business-as-usual. Funds must be raised for a God-size vision. If our cause is of God, we should assertively ask people to invest in the mission of God that is yet unseen. In doing so we ask them to come into a spiritual fellowship and community with us–a spiritual communion.

Henri J. M. Nouwen. A Spirituality of Fundraising (Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2010). [See the book at]

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Kyndra Bremer