“There was no feasibility study to make sure people were in favor of the project and willing to give.” Glenn and Barbara Holliman have an excellent little book about capital funding in churches. With Generous Hearts is well worth your time to read before considering a campaign. I was struck by their introduction. There, they […]
Raising Major Funds in a Church is Different
A church is not a hospital or school. Of course, Jesus is the Great Healer. And many times the gospels call him Teacher. But metaphors aside, there are differences between raising money in a non-church setting and raising money in a congregation. While a church is a non-profit in the U.S., it is nothing like […]
Mortgage Burning for Churches
Mortgage debt could be crippling your ministry. Imagine how much fun it would be to burn those mortgage papers! Then imagine how much relief your budget will have when “Debt Service” is no longer a line item and a monthly drain on finances. What a time for a party! Mortgage burning parties used to be […]
How Do You Choose A Capital Campaign Consultant?
You’re ready to get started planning and implementing your church’s capital campaign. That means it’s also time to consider having a campaign specialist help you guide the process and keep you on the right path. There are several key areas you should assess to be sure the consultant is the right fit for your congregation. […]
Top Ten Ways to Grow Givers’ Hearts
Top Ten Ways to Grow Givers’ Hearts (answers to follow, but can you guess?) 10. Know Your ____________________. 9. Remember the _______________ in Your ___________. 8. Be a _________________ Leader. 7. Start _________________. 6. ________________ About Stewardship. 5. Ask Your Tithers Why They __________. 4. Launch ______________ Giving. 3. Start an _____________________ Service. 2. Plan […]
How Do You Choose A Campaign Consultant?
You’re ready to get started planning and implementing your church’s capital campaign. That means it’s also time to consider having a campaign specialist assist you. There are several key areas you should assess to be sure the consultant is the right fit for your congregation. Talking the Talk: One of the most important areas to […]