Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service

by Kerry Alys Robinson. Liturgical Press, 2014.


This guide contains ways to encourage giving by focusing on a spiritual call to service.


best practices on giving, obstacles to development, inspired through ministry vision casting

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leaders, especially Roman Catholi


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Shape a culture of generosity by sharing this resource with stewardship leaders.
  • Gain confidence to speak about generosity by reading these positive stories.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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