Make a Difference this #GivingTuesday!

What is #GivingTuesday? It’s a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world are coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your…

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Meet New Staff Member: Jason Harshberger

Jason Harshberger is a Presbyterian Minister, serving in Laramie, WY since 2009.  Prior to serving in Laramie, Jason served at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church in Oak Park, Illinois. Through his years of ministry, Jason has learned that he has a passion for Stewardship and the ways that we approach our…

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Are All Church Members Equal?

When it comes to developing a successful church capital campaign, the answer is “No.” Think of your church congregation like a pyramid. The bottom level of the pyramid is made up of the largest percentage of your members who will provide you with the majority of your smaller level donations,…

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Meet New Staff Member: Rev. Michael Erwin

Rev. Michael Erwin is the pastor of Christ Church United Church of Christ in Evansville, Indiana, the founder of Coaching for Generosity, LLC, and a registered investment advisor. He received his bachelor’s degree in Religion and Christian Education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, and his Master of Divinity at…

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Case Study: Reflecting a Church’s Vision and Values

Church Campaign Services has recently been consulting with a church that is planning to update its facilities. The church was originally built in the late 1950s and earlier, and has become worn and dated. Most of the proposed changes seem minor and mostly cosmetic, yet together the updates add up…

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How Do You Choose A Campaign Consultant?

You’re ready to get started planning and implementing your church’s capital campaign. That means it’s also time to consider having a campaign specialist assist you. There are several key areas you should assess to be sure the consultant is the right fit for your congregation. Talking the Talk: One of…

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Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?

As your church prepares to conduct a capital campaign, you need to be sure you’re asking the right questions. Simply answer the 8 quick questions in the Are You Ready? questionnaire to determine if your church is prepared to move forward. If you answered “Yes” to all 8 questions, then your church is…

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What Happens When We Have Two Campaigns in the Fall?

As a result of conducting literally hundreds of annual operating and capital campaigns simultaneously for churches over the past fifty years, Church Campaign Services recognizes the following likely outcomes of a well founded and planned dual campaign effort. Year Round Stewardship Churches that experienced the greatest success in any type…

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How to Create a Culture of Generosity

Many churches are struggling with the concepts of stewardship and generosity. How do your church members view giving? Do they see it as an opportunity to give abundantly, or do they feel they need to sacrifice to make a difference? You can teach your members to find the joy in…

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Wishing You a Safe and Happy July 4th!

This July 4th marks the 239th anniversary of our nation’s birth. As Americans, we mark Independence Day with parades, elaborate fireworks displays, picnics, and barbecues. We celebrate this great country with family and friends. In between grilling meats and enjoying cold beverages, take a few minutes on 4th of July to thank our founding…

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