A practical theology for fundraising : practicing abundant life in community
Laura M. Norvell
"With mainline religious organizations in decline, many church leaders experience a similar decline in support for mission work. This paper asserts that the church can find new donors for their charitable mission work by looking beyond church membership, and in this way can expand its vision for what the kingdom of God can look like in its community. The author interviewed generous people unaffiliated with Christian congregations and shared the insights from these interviews with local church leaders, who then imagined how to connect new people to mission work. As a result of the shared insight, church leaders expressed an expanded vision of whom they could involve in mission projects. In the process, they also expanded their own understanding of and commitment to generosity." -- Leaf .
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Doctor of Ministry
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