Pictured above is the "Building on the Faithful Foundation" leadership team at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cloquet, Minnesota. "Our Redeemer voted last October to have a capital campaign to address some much needed facility improvements," said Rev. Bob Riggert. Riggert serves as a Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Capital Funding Services (CFS) consultant.
"The congregation voted unanimously to use LCEF's Capital Funding Services "Immeasurably More" process," said Riggert.
Each campaign is designed for a ministry's unique circumstances and is based on God's Word. CFS consultants design a program that is Christ-centered, Gospel-motivated and theologically sound. LCEF CFS serves the LCMS exclusively.
"Minnesota North District LCEF Vice President George Miller was a key communicator sharing LCEF's available resources with this congregation. Our Redeemer's campaign details were mapped out in early January and the campaign will culminate by celebrating Commitment Sunday on March 29, 2015," said Riggert.
LCEF Capital Campaigns
Ministry members have a deep desire to grow the faith. LCEF's Capital Funding Services consultants help inspire generosity because they bring a distinctive set of assumptions and practices to bear upon your ministry's campaign.
The goal is never about dollars raised, but the joy and stewardship that comes from a ministry that knows how God intends for its people to serve.
LCEF's experience indicates that achieving this success requires three careful and comprehensive steps:
- Allow people to grow spiritually through giving.
- Invite as many as possible to share your vision and actively take a role in making it a reality.
- Raise the highest dollar amount possible by ensuring that members stay focused on the goal for the full three-year giving period.
Your consultant is onsite as needed during the first four months of the campaign, seeking 100% involvement of your members. Not only will your CFS consultant continue to guide your ministry throughout the campaign, support staff at the national LCEF office can answer your questions and provide tools and resources.
Online samples will assist those producing communication and creative pieces. This continuous service helps keep the campaign momentum steady and invites new members to see the vision and become a part of it.
To schedule an onsite visit or to learn more, contact LCEF Ministry Support at 314-885-6444 or learn more at lcef.org.