What does true preparation look like leading up to the public-facing phase of a capital campaign? What does a financial roadmap look like? What’s something even churches who’ve done capital campaigns before DON’T know about preparation? How does church size affect the process? Capital campaign expert Paul Gage answers some key questions.
According to the most recent Church Executive Reader Survey, 93 percent of churches still offer giving by offering envelope and collection basket.
By RaeAnn Slaybaugh A solid, sustained giving base is crucial for any church. For the church, it implies a steady income stream, usually in the form of weekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly gifts. For members, sustained giving is a means by which they can easily and consistently support the churches they call home. Although sustained […]
In the context of church growth, “big picture” thinking provides the framework for establishing, maintaining and improving church financial health.
5 steps to fund your ministry vision through high-capacity givers
Shore Fellowship (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) A “Good Steward” Award winner in the area of cost savings, the recognition is well-earned for Shore Fellowship. In the past five years, the church has been forced to close six times due to weather — potentially devastating, financially. “We learned that the only way to develop consistent giving, […]
It’s wise to encourage gifts of financial assets, real estate and tangible personal property.
Strategies and advice for accommodating the next generation of generosity
Tim Abare, president of eChurchGiving, talks about what has (and hasn’t!) changed when it comes to generosity.