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First published on this website in April 2007 and last updated in March 2017

Words: 6700
Size: 283 kB
Categories: Administration , Planning


An article about funding for one-off capital projects (church building, community plans, mission placement abroad). It assumes the bulk of the giving is to come from the congregation.

A: Foundations
The vision – shared vision – possessions – the cost of giving

B: Choices to make
1 Do we ask the congregation alone or look further afield?

2 Do we seek only direct giving or allow events/sponsorship?

3 Do we ban earmarked giving or welcome it?

4 Do we ask people to give from revenue or capital?

5 Do we add a second project for mission work elsewhere?

6 Do we go for the quick kill or the careful campaign?

7 Do we fund-raise or faith-raise?

C: An action checklist
Sell the vision – keep everyone in touch – include all – encourage giving – organise a Gift Day – plan well ahead


Here is the link to this item: PDF A16 - Funding a capital project.pdf

Author's notes

This article has been updated in March 2017 with minor amendments throughout the text.