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“Because” vs. “The Cause”

9 May. 2013 Posted by Denis Greene in Church Capital Campaigns

Church Development shares some recent insight on the cause to which we give.

Despite having 30 years in stewardship, I still know that I serve an infinite God. As a result, I am a continual student of stewardship (along with everything else). Recently, a pastor of one of the churches we’re working with addressed his congregation about their upcoming Commitment Sunday.

Though it’s a capital campaign for many things, this pastor reminded them of an important distinction:

“We’re not giving because of a leaky roof, or giving because our carpets can’t be stretched any further. We do not give because of project needs; we give to the cause of Jesus Christ.”

Whatever the project needs may be in your church, we give as a way to honor God and to see our churches encourage the body of believers and our neighbors, near and far. We give as one more way to see Jesus known. 

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Denis Greene is the Founder and President of Church Development.  He is the author of The Stewardship SystemStewardship-Based Capital Campaigns, and How To Ask For Donations as well as numerous articles on stewardship. Denis has helped over 200 churches across the USA raise more than $200,000,000.

A complete list of Church Development’s services (including capital campaign management and consultation, feasibility studies, and year-round stewardship ministry programming) is available here.