One of the most effective church fund raising programs to raise money for a building fund is a capital campaign.
Churches do fundraisers for a variety of reasons, and using a variety of fundraising programs. Church fund raising programs include bake sales, selling cookbooks, candy bars, or cookie dough. Churches also sell pies, or do the infamous chicken or spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Trust us when we say that you have to sell a LOT of candy bars or BBQ dinners to make even a small dent in a church building budget!
If your church needs to raise money for for their building fund, the most effective fund raising program will be a church capital campaign. No other method is as effective, will raise as much money, or is biblically sound as that of a capital campaign.
Capital Fund Raising Campaign
Capital projects (such as construction, renovation, relocation) require a great deal of fund raising, something that is difficult for the church to do if you are selling candy bars or chicken dinners. After all, one might well imagine it takes a lot of candy bars or chicken dinners to build a church building! When the church is selling a fundraiser product it is essentially trading a product for cash. Not only does it have to “move a lot of product” to raise a significant amount of money, there is no spiritual component to fundraising in this manner. If you are looking to do a raise money for your building fund, you need to look beyond the bake sale and chicken dinners. You need to look for a church fund raising solution that will provide the maximum spiritual and financial benefit! The money you need to build is probably sitting right in front of you each Sunday. Follow this link for more information on biblical fund raising.
Church Fund Raising For Programs and Ministries
As any Google search will prove, there are a number of church fundraisers that can raise money for things like youth programs, mission trips, and other programs and ministries. These church fundraisers can include reselling products like cookie dough, cookbooks, candles, pizza, candy bars, popcorn, etc. Other church fundraisers can include things like car washes, rent-a-teen, rummage sales, or bake sales. While we do not discourage these types of fund raisers for the uses stated herein, nor do we discourage them from use in a building program, with one caveat… the capital campaign must come first and be the focus and priority of the church, what you do after that as far as fundraisers is icing on the cake.
What is a Church Capital Campaign?
A church capital campaign is a carefully choreographed spiritual endeavor that produces financial fruit through a dedicated offering above and beyond the current tithes and offerings. A professionally facilitated church capital campaign will typically raise between one and three times the church’s current annual income over a traditional 3-year giving period. A capital campaign is an important part of every church’s financial strategy, whether it is looking to raise money for construction or to retire debt.
A biblical capital campaign will Honor God and respect your congregation. A successful church capital campaign will first bear spiritual fruit, which leads to increased giving of the the members time, treasure and talents in supporting the church’s vision and mission.
In summary, if you are looking to raise significant money to purchase land, build a church, renovate, or retire debt, the best church fund raising program is a church capital campaign.