We have successfully completed hundreds of capital campaigns raising hundreds of millions of dollars for churches and para-church ministries across the United States and Canada.
Capital Campaign Consulting Services for Churches
Is there a capital campaign in your church’s future? Sooner or later every church faces the need to raise money for facilities – whether to expand, renovate, or repair.
A Church Capital Campaign is one of the most significant initiatives your church will undertake. It is a complex undertaking, and you only get one opportunity to get it right. With so much at stake, it is critically important when launching your church’s capital campaign that you choose a consulting firm who shares your beliefs and values and has the proven knowledge, skills, and experience to help you select your capital campaign team members and to work in partnership with them to a successful completion of the project.
Founded in 1985, our firm has an unbroken 30-year track record of successfully guiding churches through successful church capital campaigns. Whether you are looking to conduct a capital campaign for new buildings, debt reduction, missions, or any other purpose, we are experts in providing the counsel and assistance to successfully complete a church capital campaign that will help your church take a substantial leap forward in the fulfillment of its God-given ministry.
“One of the most important things to us was to make sure this capital campaign didn’t feel like we were ‘strong-arming’ our people for money. We wanted to focus the campaign on the vision of what God is doing in the life of our church. If you talk to any of our people, they will tell you that this has been a rich spiritual experience. Their commitment to the Lord, and their commitment to the church has grown as a result of their participation in this campaign… We have been extremely pleased with how this campaign has gone. If we ever do a campaign again, we will definitely use DickersonBakker.”Dr. James Walker - Lead Pastor, Lake Hills Church
A Few of the Churches We've Served
How long does it take to complete a typical Church Capital Campaign?
Church Capital Campaign Timeline
6 to 10 weeks or more
Pre-Campaign Planning & Preparations
Congregational readiness planning
Establish goals and design campaign
Develop calendars and timelines
Recruit campaign leadership
6 to 10 weeks
Organizing Teams and Gearing Up
Determine campaign theme and produce print and multi-media materials
Train pastor and volunteer leaders
Select stewardship teaching materials to fit the campaign, church goals and culture
4 to 6 weeks or more
Stewarding Leadership Gifts and Preparing for Launch
Conduct one-on-one Campaign Briefings and small-group Leadership Challenge Meetings to encourage those who have been blessed with an extra-ordinarily ability to give to do so at a high level.
4 to 6 weeks
Launch and Complete Campaign Successfully
Launch campaign with major kick-off event
24-hour prayer vigil to bathe campaign in prayer
Maintain exposure through multi-channel communications
Church-wide stewardship training series presented via weekly sermons, small group curricula, and Sunday School class teaching
First Fruit Offering
1 to 3 years
New member communications
Milestone events and special offerings
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