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24 Oct. 2011 Posted by Denis Greene in Church Capital Campaigns

The 7 Steps of a Successful Stewardship-Based Capital Campaign

We find that many churches rush into a capital campaign before the time is right. Let us show you the seven steps you should go through to ensure your church has a successful capital campaign experience.

10 Oct. 2011 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

Giving Strategies

For many, cash is tight right now due to the state of the economy. However, many people may still be able to give if they look into other creative ways to give out of non-cash gifts.

26 Sep. 2011 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

From Recession to Revitalization

Church Development discusses the average decrease in giving, and how to increase giving by using The Stewardship System.

19 Sep. 2011 Posted by Denis Greene in Stewardship

Start Here: What the Church Development Blog is All About

In each Church Development blog, we’re going to give you a manageable piece of information — Bible verses, statistics, case studies, etc. — to give you an accurate view of stewardship and capital campaigns in today’s world.

Allow me to go all Philippians 3: 4-6 for a moment and provide my historic credibility: I started Church Development in 1992 after 10 years in the nonprofit sector. Since the inception of Church Development, our team has helped over 200 churches raise over $200 million dollars. I’ve read hundreds of articles and books on giving and still keep up with the latest findings and trends. With all that experience and success, do you know what I’ve found?

Most churches have no idea how to effectively raise capital for their needs and ministry goals (even if they think they’re doing fine).