Tell Them About the Dream | Inspiring Generosity

Seasoned fundraising guru Jerold Panas tells us that the number one reason people financially support an organization is, “a mission that changes lives.” In her article this week, Cesie Delve Scheuermann asks, “Does your congregation know and share its vision?”
“People in your congregation want to be inspired to become the people God is calling them to be. They long to hear the prophetic word. And they need to hear it from you.”
As Mahalia Jackson said, from behind the podium where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech,
“Tell them about the dream, Martin. Tell them about the dream.”
We could all spend more time clarifying our church’s collective vision, and what God’s dream for our church could be. It will certainly help us inside the church, but also help those outside connect with us.
Source: Inspiring Generosity | What is Your Dream?