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.
From a Pastor in NC…
“We entered this campaign with the daunting task of raising funds for debt reduction. Having done 8 capital campaigns, it is high praise indeed that THIS campaign is considered by many of our long time members to be the best campaign to date.”
When preparing for a church capital campaign, time is your friend. Time is a critical factor in taking your church capital campaign from good to great. Depending on the size of the church, it can take 3 to as much as 12 months to give yourself (and the church) time to prepare for and execute a capital campaign.