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Fearless Fundraising #21: Hosting meaningful conversations

Allowing our congregation or diocese to come together to express their hopes and dreams for the church mission and life before being asked to fund it inspires us to be vulnerable, to share openly, and to persevere together during times of hardship; whereas not gathering to express our longings openly together early keeps us small, resentful, withholding and afraid.

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Talents and Grace

As disciples, we have been given a glimpse into the dream God has for us as human beings, born to seek relationship with each other and with God. The question is, what do we do with that vision? Do we continue about our business, thinking that how we live our lives doesn’t matter as long as we claim to believe in Jesus? Or do we acknowledge the grace that is God’s gift of love to us, that can’t be bought or earned.

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The Willing Wall

Many know of the “wailing wall” in Jerusalem, and many have likely experienced anguish in the church. But what if we had a place to share our stories, to express our hopes and the strength of our faith? What if we had a “willing wall” to collect our dreams?

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Come and See

Last week we had a story about a joint effort of the College for Bishops, The Episcopal Church Development Office and The Episcopal Church Foundation called Project Resource that seeks to change the culture of acquiring resources for ministry. A key part of Project Resource is the intentional evangelism program called Come and See. In this article, Project Resource’s chief architect The Rev Canon Charles LaFond explains “Come and See.”

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