Dutilh United Methodist Church is now two and a half months into our Capital Campaign. In thinking back I have to admit that I was skeptical with the approach of visiting each household of the church. I felt this would be a difficult task to complete and might be received as a pressured approach by the congregation. I was not on the committee that hired Klote but, did decide to participate by calling and visiting households. I now feel quite different about the approach. The families that I have visited were very receptive and appreciated the opportunity to ask questions in the quiet of their homes. I actually feel that I have benefited more than the families I visited. I have gotten to know them much better and have built a stronger relationship with them as a result. I would certainly recommend this approach to others.
As for the consultant’s efforts in support of our campaign, I have found him to be extremely supportive. He has certainly assisted me in making calls and visiting church members. He is very organized and has been a key to how smooth the process has gone. He is always visible at our services and goes out of his way to greet the members of the church. He has made Dutilh his church home during this campaign. I have watched him assist with cleanup efforts following our flea market. He pitched in to help direct traffic during our vacation bible school. And, he helped disassemble our booth at the close of Cranberry Days (a large community weekend event). If there is a need and the consultant is in the area, you can bet that he will be there to help. As a result, he is known by name and is truly considered part of our church family.
Dutilh United Methodist Church
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania