Annual Giving Statements Share Your Values

Everything you send to your church members communicates the core values of your church. That includes your Annual Giving Statements. Whenever you send your statements, share your values with a few simple tweaks. You can touch your donors’ hearts and encourage deeper generosity by following these two simple guidelines. Cover Letter Include a cover letter on top of the annual … Read More

Rev. Michael Erwin Takes the Helm of CCS

As a child of the Presbyterian Church (USA), I’m thrilled to come home, so to speak, and serve as the next Director of Church Campaign Services. Bob Kukla has been instrumental in establishing CCS as a resource to the Presbyterian Church and beyond. God put him in the right place at the right time, as his professional experience as a … Read More

6 Signs Your Congregation is Financially Healthy

Stewardship is the way we use our God-given gifts  – talent, time, and treasure – to carry on Christ’s work in the world. We are his disciples. As part of stewardship, it’s important to understand the financial health of your church. The decisions you make about money are part of stewardship and discipleship. Here are 6 signs that indicate a church … Read More

Choosing the Right “Stewardship” Campaign Coach

Every year various denominational groups ask if we’d give a workshop on choosing the right capital campaign consultant for “your” church. And, it seems the focus ends up on the personality of the individual, not the firm, and I believe that is wrong. So you may wonder, in what ways do firms differ? Making this simple, here are four ways … Read More

FREE Webinar: Choosing an Annual Pledge Campaign Format

You are cordially invited to a free educational webinar on Tuesday, April 19th at 3pm, provided by Coaching for Generosity. An effective annual pledge campaign will encourage greater stewardship and generosity in your congregation. Rev. Michael Erwin will demystify the broad types of campaign formats and help you decide which is right for your church.   Registration is free and there will … Read More

FREE Webinar: Choosing an Annual Pledge Campaign Format

You are cordially invited to a free educational webinar from Coaching for Generosity. An effective annual pledge campaign will encourage greater stewardship and generosity in your congregation. Rev. Michael Erwin will demystify the broad types of campaign formats and help you decide which is right for your church.   Registration is free and there will be time for a Q&A session at … Read More

How Do You Choose A Capital 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 help you guide the process and keep you on the right path. 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 … Read More

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 the most important areas to assess is whether or not … Read More

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 of financial campaign were ones that emphasized the year round … Read More