For Immediate Release
April 20, 2018
Chandler, AZ – Risen Savior Lutheran Church just completed a five-week Readiness Assessment, comprised of twenty-five focus group meetings with a comprehensive presentation of proposed building plans for an additional sanctuary, multi-purpose space and classrooms for children, youth and adults. A Final Report Summary, which was completed by the James D. Klote & Associates Consultant, provided detailed statistical data and dialogue from attendees. Four hundred-thirty-six individuals attended, which represented 256 families that were reflective of the church demographics.
The dialogue at the focus group meetings was very informative and provided vital feedback for the Governing Board and church leadership before finalizing plans for a Capital Campaign. More than 79% of respondents to a survey indicated they would financially support a Capital Campaign and 42% of respondents would support with their time to assist with the Capital Campaign. After presentation of the Final Report by the James D. Klote Consultant to the Risen Savior Governing Board, they voted unanimously to move forward immediately with the campaign.
Several quotes are representative of the leadership at Risen Savior and the proven methods of James D. Klote & Associates. Pastor Ron Burcham stated, “We were overwhelmed with the study results, which gives us great confidence as we proceed with our campaign. This study was so important and appreciated by our church members, as well.” Susan Mello, Business Manager was quoted, “We really wanted to hear from our members to know the support we had before proceeding with the Capital Campaign.” Carl Graber, the James D. Klote Consultant on the project said, “The strength of leadership from the Senior Pastor, the volunteers and staff was second to none. They have followed our process in every detail and that is evident in the study results. This was the most positive study in my experience and we are very optimistic about our ensuing campaign!”
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