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May 30, 2016

Capital Campaigns

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Capital Campaigns

If you are in leadership at a church that is growing and needs more space for a family life center, a larger sanctuary or really anything that needs to be built, there is usually a need for a capital campaign. Building a new chapel or expanding a new children’s area takes a lot of money and most churches don’t have the millions in cash just laying around to pay for these changes in full from the start. So, churches all over the country are raising money using capital campaigns, which is an extended plea for the congregation to give more of their money to fund the project. Typically, a church brings in consultants who have the experience to lead such a campaign and can greatly aid in budgeting and even influencing people in the church to give more. Some of the higher end architecture firms who engage in consulting churches can also be the builders, which makes it nice so you have partnership from beginning to end.

So, what should you look for in a capital campaign partnership?

First, I’d recommend finding one of those soup to nuts architecture firms who know how to lead a congregation in fundraising and who can build out the entire vision.

Second, I would make sure that whomever you hire for this major role is cutting-edge in how they present the project. Many companies offer 3D animations and produce architectural renderings that show the congregation how the building is going to look before a shovel ever breaks ground. This gets a congregation fired up when they can see exact images. They tend to give more money to something that they can look at. Many companies can show and tell and get some of the early detractors on board.

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