The Perfect Anatomy of a 21st Century Capital Campaign

Something is going right in your church. The nursery is full, the new adult class meets on the stage, and more families keep showing up. What a great problem to have! It might be time to build or renovate, and that means a Capital Campaign.

A capital campaign is a full-body workout. Here’s the anatomy:

The Heart – A Passion and Vision for Ministry and Possibilities
“If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves.” Proverbs 29:18

The old adage is still true: Money Follows Mission. The number one reason that anyone is inspired to give generously, even sacrificially, is that they become captivated by a mission that changes lives. Do the work necessary to craft your vision first, before considering what color the carpet should be.

Head – A Reasonable Plan to Make It Happen
“Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it?” Luke 14:28

We’ve all been in meetings that ended without concrete next steps. It’s frustrating to see the need, craft the vision, and yet not see the project move forward. One consistent theme of successful capital campaigns is excellent planning.

Hands – A Campaign Process that Fits Your Church
“Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork… watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get.” Ephesians 5:11-17

One-size-fits-all may work with baseball caps, but not in today’s church. What works in California may not be the best plan for Minnesota. What worked in the church down the street might not work for you. Choose your campaign method wisely, and choose a consultant that is a good fit and will cater to your church’s culture.

Feet  – A Committed Congregation that Shares the Vision
“The whole wall was soon joined together and halfway to its intended height because the people had a heart for the work.” Nehemiah 4:6

Christians will support an audacious vision if they feel like they’re a part of the process. Build a campaign plan that includes the gifts and talents of as many people as possible. Don’t let the consultant do their work for them, but give them the tools they need to achieve the dream.

A capital campaign is a full body workout. Once you get the whole body involved, and exercise those “generosity muscles,” your church will be on the road to God’s next big dream.

Ready to Get Started?

Set up a complimentary “Vision Breakthrough” session with one of our consultants, to talk about your goals, and how to achieve them successfully. You’ll get great insight into moving your church forward in ministry, and see if we’re a good fit to work together. Call (888) 558-6873 to schedule now.