How debt-elimination capital campaigns create margin for ministry

By Joseph Sangl and Chad Aukland Churches today are facing substantial challenges as a result of debt. Prior to the economic downturn, it was easy to obtain financing for major projects. With the economic downturn and resulting lending restrictions, these churches are experiencing budget crunches and refinancing challenges. This, combined with individual giving declines, has […]

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Reframing the debt-reduction campaign

The right approach can recast a church’s vision and pave the way for future growth.

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A solid fundraising foundation

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A capital campaign expert offers his best insights about timing, transparency and technology.

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3 ways technology can drive facilities-focused capital campaigns

Technology has changed how funds are collected for facilities-focused church capital campaigns. After all, one of the most critical components of any generosity campaign is making it easy to give.

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Good Steward Awards 2013: Finance

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WEB-EXCLUSIVE ARTICLE: 4 causes of a capital campaign derailing

By Mark Brooks Recently, I had to tell a church they should delay the capital campaign planned for this spring. The reasons are many — and more than this space will allow. Suffice it to say that they weren’t in a position to raise the funds they wanted or needed. In fact, forging ahead with a […]

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Seven capital campaign trends that will impact churches

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The economic turbulence across the country has created a bumpy ride for church giving.

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For the well-positioned church, now is a great time to borrow

The vast majority of banks have emerged from one of the most difficult periods in recent history somewhat battered and bruised, but fundamentally sound.

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Time to build? Some churches have the vision, raise the funds

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Is this the time for a church to be building? Jobs are being lost and families are rethinking their pledges to their church’s budget. Even as many are having difficulty with their own home mortgage much less be financing their church’s new home, one person in the building trades says the present time is “an incredible opportunity for the faith-based building sector.”

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Cultivating ‘radical generosity’ in a crazy economy

Nestled in South Florida’s sun-drenched Fort Lauderdale area, Church by the Glades had two problems as it headed into the year 2008. One of the challenges was the kind of issue most pastors would love to face. The other problem was much less desirable.

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