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First published on this website in October 2004 and last updated in August 2014

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Synopsis

These notes highlight ten points worthy of careful consideration when a church is planning a major financial project which is to be funded through the giving of the membership. See also Article A16, Funding a capital project, on this website. The ten points are:

  • Capital (or possessions) - the first line of thinking
  • Communication - it is hard to over-communicate but easy to mis-communicate
  • Give-away - the idea of a mission project to support too
  • Leadership - these are high-risk events requiring bold leadership
  • Membership - involve everyone not just the well-off
  • Options - decisions which need to be made
  • Planning - timescale, budget, a dedicated group
  • Prayer - a venture of faith
  • Teaching - keep this distinct from the idea of fund-raising
  • Vision - the real point of the project

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Author's notes

These notes have been updated in August 2014 with minor alterations to the text.