New Church Build in Capital City
If a church was ever in a tough spot this one was. The church had had a declining attendance for a number of years. They had recently sold off some of their parking lot to pay for the debt they had incurred in their overdraft. Attendance continued to decline and they were in overdraft again for several thousand dollars. The paint was pealing off the exterior of the building with no money to repaint it. Could the situation be any worse? The senior pastor resigned and several months later a new one was hired. With renewed vigor, they began to grow and turn their situation around.
At Faith Based Fundraising we offer two kinds of fund raising assistance. Self Directed, and Fully Directed Campaigns. It didn’t take much convincing for them to realize the value of a Fully Directed Campaign. A goal in the range of $400,000.00 over a three-year giving window was suggested.
The actual campaign took five months to run. A steering committee was put in place and regular meetings were held every other week. All the work was done in house. One member designed the Case Statement, another rallied a team for an all church banquet, a prayer team was established, pledge cards were printed and the pastor led the charge with a series of sermons on vision, stewardship and sacrifice.
While it was hard work everyone on the team was ecstatic when the results we’re all tallied. Shortly after the campaign they sold their building and moved to a new location on a larger plot of land. A few years later they were in a second campaign. The existing building was renovated and a three hundred seat sanctuary with offices for five staff was added. Total cost for two campaigns was $1,000,000.00.
At Faith Based Fundraising, we get excited when a church like this is able to take giant steps in the area of new vision for the future. It is our desire to help make a difference in your church. Where ever you are in our great country, give us a call and we will tell you more.
Gord Hallett, Faith Based Fundraising
Sunday, March 29, 2020