Perspectives – Spring 2018 Issue
Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of our online newsletter. We are delighted that you continue to follow the services our firm provides to churches throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Warmer weather is finally here and it was definitely worth the wait! Spring always brings wonderful gifts and we couldn’t be more grateful for the gifts we have in the clients we serve. Our Directors are passionate about the consulting services they provide. Having a full-time, on-site consultant at your church to guide your leaders each and every day during your campaign will certainly ensure success. We hope that the services we offer provide your church the gift of bright and thriving future.
Please enjoy the following articles in this Spring edition of “PERSPECTIVES” and let us know if you have questions, comments or a need for services such as ours.
As always, please remember, we are here to serve. If we can be of service or offer simple advice, please contact us for a no obligation discussion of your church and ministry needs. Enjoy the beautiful weather and all of the beauty that surrounds you.
I’m not a fundraiser!
By: Marcia Meehan
When beginning a new church campaign, this is the most frequent statement I hear when being introduced to new congregation members. I’m no longer taken aback by it, and I even smile when I hear it now. Why? Because I begin to think about all the volunteer congregants who started out saying the exact same thing, and ended up finding joy and a deeper connection to their church and fellow congregants through serving as a capital campaign visitor. Read more…
Being the Solution and Not the Problem
By: Glenn Wagner
Ever feel like spiritual terrorists are ambushing your church? Jesus told us that the work of authentic ministry would be resisted. He said “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it” (Matthew 16:18). The implication is that, although the gates of Hades will not ultimately prevail, they will always be trying to overcome.
But the longer I’m involved in the “church world”, the more I’m beginning to think that “the gates of Hades” aren’t our biggest problem. After all, Jesus said they would fail. To be honest, I see more resistance coming from within the church than from without. Read more…