Abundant Giving Church Capital Campaign
A Biblical, Flexible, and Effective Church Capital Campaign to Raise Money for Building, Renovation, or Debt Retirement
A professionally facilitated church capital campaign will typically raise between one and three times the church’s current annual income. A capital campaign is an important part of every church’s financial strategy, whether it is looking to raise money to build a church, renovate or to retire debt.
A biblical capital campaign will honor God and respect your congregation. A successful campaign will first bear spiritual fruit, which leads to increased giving of the members’ time, treasure, and talents in supporting the church’s vision and mission.
If you are looking for a church capital campaign that is biblical, effective, flexible, and provides exceptional value, Abundant Giving does that and more!
An Abundant Giving Capital Campaign:
- Is spiritually uplifting.
- Focuses on stirring the heart through clear biblical preaching and Bible study
- Provides flexible, effective, and affordable church capital fundraising options.
- Is founded on clear biblical principles and sound doctrine.
- Is implemented using time-tested best practices adapted to your unique culture and situation.
- Does NOT use home visits
- Does not have the consultant ask anyone to give
- Can meet the church fundraising needs and budgets of congregations from 70 to over 4,000 members.
- Is equally suitable and effective for raising money for new construction, renovation and repairs or debt retirement.
- Cost effective enough for small churches, yet flexible and powerful enough to have raised over $9.5 million in a single church campaign.
- A complete, turn-key program that includes professionally designed capital campaign themes and customized communication materials.
First and Foremost, Every Capital Campaign is Based on Two Fundamental Pillars:
The Word of God & Best Practices
Abundant Giving has as its central verse 2 Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” The most effective encouragement for sacrificial giving comes directly from the unchanging Word of God.
Best practices are those ever-changing methods of effectively communicating these spiritual truths in a manner that is inspiring and respectful.
- Pre-campaign organization, timeline development, and goal setting. It also includes an organization chart, job descriptions, and custom campaign timeline.
- Abundant Giving Campaign Support and Resource Site (contact us for a free preview).
- Ongoing coaching, training, and support.
- Periodic campaign follow-up over the whole giving period (typically three years).
- Choice of themed capital campaign communications materials customized for your church.
- Digital press ready artwork, ready for professional printing or in-house printing.
- Education Material: Pastor Driven Stewardship eBook by Dr. Rod Rogers.
- Stewardship devotional for use in printed or digital form.
- Sample sermons, sample materials, resources for directors, articles, forms, letters, org chart, job descriptions, and much more.
- Telephone and email support during the preparation and active phases of your campaign.
For more detail on what is included in the Abundant Giving Capital Campaign, visit our What’s Included page.
Church Capital Campaign – Video Overview
Contact us today to discuss your church’s unique situation and the timing of a capital fundraising program.
The Three Pillars of a Capital Stewardship Campaign
A capital campaign should not be based solely on an emotional appeal, but should be a balance of three foundational elements. When God created man He gave him his mind, emotions, and spirit. To maximize its spiritual and financial success, the campaign must successfully address each of these three facets of man in proper proportion. Therefore, the three pillars of a successful capital campaign are intellectual information, emotional excitement, and spiritual truth.
Pillar #1: The Mind
The people who are asked to give to the church’s campaign must intellectually understand and agree with the biblical need that is being met as a result of the campaign. Facts and figures on what the church needs to do, why it needs to be done, and how much it will cost must be provided. Additionally, the campaign must also clearly communicate how the members are expected to participate. This information should satisfy the rational mind by removing as many intellectual impediments as possible. Successfully addressing the issues of the mind leaves it free to act in concert with the emotions and spirit. Much of the information that is required for this part of the capital campaign will be supplied by the information from a needs and feasibility study.
Pillar #2: The Emotions
While the focus of a capital campaign should not be an emotional appeal alone, the emotions do need to be brought into balance with the mind and spirit. Generally speaking, emotions are easily stirred up and swayed, sometimes reversing with little cause. For this reason, emotion must be balanced with the other two elements, as emotion alone will not endure for the long haul of a capital campaign.
A strictly emotional appeal may produce a quick flurry of money and commitments but will soon fade away, just as fireworks quickly flame out after a spectacular start. Those people who are quickly and easily swayed by an emotional appeal to give will, with equal ease and speed, become emotionally attached to other things such as a new car or boat, a new boyfriend or girlfriend, a new house, or other affections. And when the heart settles on another object of affection, it generally takes the wallet with it. For this and other reasons, the campaign must address all three sides of man over a period of several weeks in order to develop a commitment that will stand the test of time.
Pillar #3: The Spirit
The final pillar of the stewardship campaign is spiritual. Like a three-legged stool, all three legs are needed for it to work properly. Of the three equal pillars, this one is perhaps a little more equal than the others. Ultimately, a stewardship program is not really about money, it’s about helping people make an appropriate faith response to meet a need, as God has equipped them. (See 2 Corinthians 9:8) There are more than 2,000 verses that deal with money and possessions, so there is no lack of material with which to educate and exhort your members.
As the church moves through the various phases of the capital campaign, the people will be called to make a faith response. The Scriptures tell us that, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Everything needed to teach someone about stewardship comes straight from Scripture. The church’s challenge is to both proclaim it and model it in a way that is understood and applicable to the lives of the people in the congregation. The ultimate goal for the campaign is for people to prayerfully consider how the Spirit of God moves them to participate in giving and then to cheerfully give in accordance with His prompting.