Here's more from our roundtable discussion with stewardship consultant, Mark Brooks, the Founding Partner and President of The Charis Group.
perspective on how churches can hold successful church building stewardship campaigns, even in these difficult economic times.
The biggest reason that churches are unable to successfully complete a stewardship campaign, according to Mr. Brooks
, is that their leaders set unrealistic expectations of what is possible.
Our consultant for this two-part roundtable discussion is Mark Brooks, Founding Partner and President of The Charis Group.
After 20 years of pastoral experience in both large and small churches, Mr. Brooks
worked for another stewardship organization before launching The Charis Group
This breadth of experience, on both sides of the stewardship campaign process, gives him a powerful perspective for offering advice to church leaders who are seeking to fund their own church building or renovation projects.
The Charis Group
specializes in tailoring stewardship campaigns to the individual needs of specific churches and their situations.
Two Paradigm Shifts in the "New Normal" Stewardship Campaign
believes that there are two major changes in giving patterns since the "great recession" began in 2008.
There is always a difference in what each generation is willing and able to commit to a stewardship campaign, and Mr. Brooks
is seeing these differences become more pronounced in the current recession.
Stay tuned for our next post, where Mr. Brooks
will share his
wisdom on this question.