Perspectives – Fall 2014 Issue

Your Resource for Capital Stewardship Concepts

James D. Klote & Associates Announces New Website Launch

The web is constantly evolving and as a dynamic firm we continue to evolve with it. We listened to you and incorporated your feedback for a richer and more rewarding web experience. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website and invite you to visit us at

See a short video where I explain how we can help you achieve your goals in mission and ministry with full-time, resident-directed campaign stewardship counsel. We also encourage you to download a complimentary copy of my published book, ‘Stewardship: The Proven Path’.

Please register on our website to receive JDK&A’s bi-annual email newsletter, “Perspectives”, which will cover topics such as conducting Capital Stewardship Campaigns, pre-campaign planning, conducting Feasibility Studies, and many other topics of interest to church leaders.

Visit our ‘Clients’ page to learn more about the amazing results of the churches with whom we have partnered.

We hope you enjoy browsing the new website and help us make it better by sending us your comments and ideas. You can contact us through the website or by emailing us at

Jim Klote, President

One of the Costliest Mistakes A Church Leader Can Make

The difference between full-time and part-time consulting firms

By Jim Klote
When church leaders decide it is time to embark on a Capital Stewardship Campaign, one of the first questions should be whether or not to use an outside consultant. Those who have been involved in a major capital campaign without the service of an outside consultant can attest to the difficulties of conducting the campaign in addition to all of their regular duties. Those who conduct the campaign on their own tend to raise approximately one times annual giving.
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The Pre-Campaign
Planning Process

Capital Campaign achievement is a function of certain fundamentals. These fundamentals are:

  • A case for support
  • Committed leaders
  • A willing constituency, and
  • A proven campaign plan

It is not unusual for the church leaders who are faced with a pending campaign to have one or more uncertainties about these fundamentals in their particular circumstances. The following represent the most common of these uncertainties:

  • Will the campaign consultant who is identified for us fit with our circumstances?
  • Are we ready for a campaign?
  • What do we need to be doing right now?
  • Who should be engaged right now?
  • Is our case for support sound?
  • Is this the right time for a campaign?

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Highlighted Church

Over 300 Families Pledge and St. Matthew Celebrates Ground Breaking


York, PA – St. Matthew Lutheran Church held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 18’th. The ground breaking was the culmination of years of planning and the faithful support of St. Matthew’s members to a capital campaign the church conducted – a campaign assisted by the stewardship consulting services of James. D. Klote and Associates. Many members attended the monumental ceremony and celebrated their campaign progress. Special words were shared by Campaign Co-Chair Lavern Brenneman and Senior Pastor Kevin Shively.

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