A church capital campaign is a periodic, carefully organized
fundraising effort. It is generally driven by church volunteers and staff, as
well as supported by a consultant, to raise funds for specific needs with a
dollar goal that enables members to pledge gifts to be paid over a period of
How do you conduct a successful church capital campaign?
There are numerous aspects needed to conduct a successful
capital campaign. It begins with a vision that is rooted in your church's
mission, enlisting passionate capital campaign leadership and getting the expertise of a consultant to assist your church each step of the way.
Are church capital campaigns biblical?
Absolutely! It is important to focus on scripture when
conducting a capital campaign and sharing this message with members.
What does a church capital campaign cost?
Costs vary based on the capital campaign consultant you
choose, communications materials, gatherings and other items. Spending a total of five to
ten percent of what you raise in a campaign is generally considered an
acceptable amount by the fundraising industry.
How long does a church capital campaign last?
Conducting a feasibility study and capital campaign can take
anywhere from six months to a year. It depends on how prepared the church is
when getting started and the size of membership. Typically members are asked
for pledges of three to five years.
What does a church capital campaign consultant do?
Some provide advice, while
others are more hands-on, providing support with planning, volunteers, management and
administrative services. Each consulting firm has a unique set of services.
Do you have more questions?
Contact us to learn more about church capital campaigns and how you can realize your vision. We provide complimentary consultations for church leadership who are planning a campaign.