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. Whether it is looking to raise funds to build, renovate, or retire debt, a capital campaign is an important part of every church’s financial strategy.
A biblical capital campaign will honor God and respect your congregation. A successful campaign will first bear spiritual fruit. This will lead to increased giving of the church members’ time, treasure, and talents to support the church’s mission and vision.
Our church capital campaign consultants guide you in determining the appropriate fundraising goals for your project. Then they help recruit a team of church leaders to serve as the executive directors for the fundraising campaign. In turn, the executive directors recruit church members to serve on committees dealing with prayer, communications, the kick off event, Bible studies, advance commitments, etc. With our professional guidance, you can run a capital campaign and raise funds to accomplish your church’s mission.
Let Abundant Giving help you run a capital campaign that is biblical, effective, and flexible.
An Abundant Giving Capital Campaign:
Is spiritually uplifting.
Focuses on stirring the hearts of church members 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.
Can meet the church fundraising goals and budgets of congregations from 70 to over 4,000 church members.
Is equally effective for raising funds for new construction, renovation, repairs, or debt retirement.
Is 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 stewardship campaign themes and customized communication materials.
First and Foremost, Every Capital Campaign is Based on Two Fundamental Pillars:
God’s Word: Our central verse is 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: These 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 a custom campaign timeline
Abundant Giving Campaign Support and Resource Site (contact us for a free preview)
Ongoing coaching, training, and support for church leaders
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 printed materials, resources for directors, articles, forms, letters, an organizational chart, job descriptions, and much more to help you run a capital campaign successfully
Telephone and email support during the preparation and active phases of your campaign
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Capital Campaign – Video Overview
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The Three Foundations of a Capital Stewardship Campaign
A fundraising campaign should not be based solely on an emotional appeal. Instead it should be built on a balance of three foundational elements. When God created man He gave him a mind, emotions, and a spirit. Therefore, for maximum spiritual and financial success, the campaign must address each of these three facets of man in proper proportion.
The three foundations of a campaign that reaches its fundraising goals are intellectual information, emotional excitement, and spiritual truth.
Foundation #1: The Mind
Church members must intellectually understand the biblical need that will be met as a result of the campaign. Church leaders must provide facts and figures on what the church needs to do, why it needs to be done, and how much it will cost. 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 the spirit. Much of this information can be acquired from a needs and feasibility study.
Foundation #2: The Emotions
While a capital campaign should not be based on emotional appeal alone, emotions do need to be addressed. Research shows that people make decisions based on emotion, more than on reason or logic. Therefore, it is important to cast the vision for the project in a way that excites the congregation.
Foundation #3: The Spirit
The final foundation of the stewardship campaign is spiritual. Of the three equal pillars, this one is perhaps a little more equal than the others. A stewardship program is not really about money, but about helping people make an appropriate faith response to meet a need as God has equipped them. (See 2 Corinthians 9:8.)
Everything church leaders need to teach about stewardship comes straight from Scripture. The Bible says that, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Since Scripture contains more than 2,000 verses dealing with money and possessions, there is no lack of material with which to stimulate faith. Therefore, the church’s challenge during the campaign is to proclaim and model these truths in a way that touches people’s hearts. Our church capital campaign consultants will help you do this effectively.
The ultimate goal of our campaigns is to have people study the Bible, pray about how much God wants them to give, and then give what He tells them to.