A consultant like no other.
Our story begins with a vision and a need. The 1950s were a time of significant growth for churches in the United States. Educational wings and gymnasiums were needed in churches across the country. In response, the Presbyterian Board of National Missions organized a fundraising department.
“Two Field Representatives in this office, Mr. C. Agnew Demarest and Rev. John A. Reed, directed financial campaigns in twenty churches during 1950, raising $805,346 for the building of churches, educational buildings, and manses, and for the liquidation of debts. The goals of the campaigns ranged from $8,000 to $110,000, and average pledges per campaign ran from $4.30 per month to $10.50 per month.” Twenty-Eighth Annual Report, Board of National Missions, Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Needs have changed, ministry requires churches to be more nimble and flexible. CCS carries on the legacy of that original fundraising department for this new day. We were there when the modern capital campaign was born. We built the basic design from the ground up that typical capital campaign firms use today. But we didn’t stop there. We are developing new directions now that are born from our experience working alongside hundreds of clients.
We practice what we preach.
We are Elders and Pastors in our own churches.
We challenge ourselves to be good stewards, and generous Christians.
We are steadfast in the belief that so much more is possible.
We know what change feels like – the discomfort and uncertainty,
but also the exhilaration of doing what was thought to be impossible.
Our success isn’t just in the techniques and principles – it’s in our people.
Resources + Perspectives
Since 1950, CCS has been an industry leader when it comes to stewardship and capital campaigns.
We built the basic design from the ground up that typical successful capital campaign firms use today.
The new directions we are developing now are born from our experience working alongside today’s clients, and our deep commitment to teaching, learning, and living a lifestyle of generosity.