Church Development Consulting Services
Most church leaders have been trained in church health, church growth, counseling, exposition of the Word, evangelism, pastoral care and any number of other disciplines, but rarely has someone taught them what to do when they were successful at these disciplines and now need to build.
Very few church leaders or building committee volunteers are equipped either by training or experience to lead the church through the process of planning, designing, and building a church in an optimal manner.
There is no shame in getting outside help with a building program. After all, both Moses and King Solomon did …
Our Core Church Consulting Services
The two types of Church consulting services we typically provide involve planning and capital fundraising. We also have expertise in church finances, financial feasibility, and how to organize finances so the church is vibrant and remains a viable during and after the expansion campaign is completed. Regardless of the engagement, your church reaps the benefit of this broad base of experience as every option is weighed and each recommendation is developed using the whole of our experience and abilities.
Planning involves working with the church to objectively determine what the church needs to build and why (or if building is the right solution), what it can truly afford to build, and how it will pay for a building program. In short, it will build clarity, consensus, and provide a plan of action.
These steps are critical, and must be done before we or any architect can provide an effective design. Over 80% of churches miss this step. The result is wasted money on architectural plans that they either cannot afford to build, or did not truly meet their needs.
Church Capital Fundraising
A church capital campaign is a carefully choreographed spiritual endeavor that produces an offering above and beyond current tithes and offerings. A capital campaign will typically raise between 1 and 3 times the church’s current annual income in tithes and offerings over a three-year giving period.