There are two things that most churches don’t seem to have an abundance of; people to do the work and the money to fund the ministry. Properly done, the development of a culture of generosity can solve both of these issues. That is because each of the issues of giving of time, gifting, and money flow originate in the same place – the heart. If we can address the heart and help everyone recognize their calling and gifting for good works, generosity will flow.
Over the months of preparation and execution of a church capital campaign, there are many things the church does to hinder the spiritual and financial results of the campaign. The list is not exhaustive, as churches can be very creative in sidestepping the best practices, but presented here for your edification is a list of […]
When considering capital campaign consulting services, cost often becomes a subject of debate which fails to focus on the correct factors. Most often the church does not like to spend money; it is typically frugally minded. This is not a bad thing, however sometimes it is pursued to a fault. While stewardship demands due consideration be given to the cost of the investment, the church does itself a disservice by focusing on the cost of the service and not on the net value the value gained from the capital stewardship engagement. The church can easily avoid this snare.
If you are looking to raise money to build, repair or renovate your church, there is no other method that will raise as much money as that of a properly run church capital fundraising campaign.
I love it when people object to a capital campaign because they don’t see the term in the scriptures. It presents a wonderful teaching opportunity on a topic that is very dear to God, the stewardship of our money. I am quick to let people know that the word “trinity” does not appear anywhere in the scriptures, yet it is a fundamental doctrine of Christianity.