Board of Directors Votes Unanimously to Live the Journey


For Immediate Release
November 7, 2018

Gilbert, AZ – Thirty-eight years ago, Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church & School was built in the heart of Gilbert. The congregation’s history and legacy is rich with many programs and outreach to the community and beyond.

Pastor Tim Ahlman said, “I am so honored the Board of Directors voted unanimously to embark upon the largest-ever major Capital Generosity Campaign in the history of the church.”

Ron Wilson, Board of Directors President, said that, “James Klote & Associates are so organized and enthusiastic.   We voted to recommend using the firm, which affirmed the sentiments of the Board to take the next step and proceed with a Capital Campaign to continue the conversation.”

This decision followed several Focus Group Meetings where everyone was encouraged to attend. A full presentation was given, including a brief history of Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church & School, a list of current ministries, service opportunities and other interests. A second presenter outlined the needs and opportunities, along with leadership’s vision of how to address these concerns. Architectural renderings and estimated investments were given to complete the presentation. Then members were given time to ask questions and make comments, as well as fill out a brief questionnaire; results were recorded and compiled in a report. Many people said how much they enjoyed getting together and learning a lot about Christ’s Lutheran Church & School and its different ministries. The members were glad to be updated on the status of the campus and state of the financials. They were asked, “What opportunities do you see for Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church & School and the community?”

Each individual and/or family within the church will be contacted for a personal visit. Christ’s Greenfield is hoping, as a result of the campaign, to be able to reduce their debt, renovate, build a new Center for Christian Education, add classrooms, multi-purpose facility/gym, and to increase evangelism and outreach. The Rev. Tim Ahlman, Senior Pastor, is fully engaged and optimistic about the wonderful possibilities. He became CGLCS pastor in 2013.

Christ’s Greenfield has asked James D. Klote & Associates Inc. to assist and guide their efforts. “Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church & School is a vital part of the community. The Focus Group Committee has never been so enthusiastic, and members so involved, as they have been on this effort according to the leadership,” added Glendon Smith, Consultant.

“We are honored to have been selected by Pastor Tim and the Board of Directors to provide our Capital Stewardship Consulting Services to Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church,” James D. Klote, President of James D. Klote & Associates.

With offices in Falls Church, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, James D. Klote & Associates is the largest full-time, on-site stewardship consulting firm in North America.  For additional information, please contact the firm at or (800)-360-2315.


Erin West
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