"I really had high expectations going into the campaign, and I was not disappointed. The campaign was far more than just a financial success. We saw lives changed, discovered leaders we did not know we had, and experienced both numerical and spiritual growth."
Pastor Steve Cavanaugh
These results have proven to be consistent throughout the campaigns led by TLC Ministries, so it would be reasonable to expect them in your Scriptural Funding Campaign:
- Raising the Maximum Funds Possible
Most people will want to give significantly over and above their regular giving to help their church fulfill its mission. Most TLC churches have raised three to five times their annual incomes in additional funds in the three year giving period of the campaign.
- Saving the Maximum Money Possible on Interest Expense
Long-term debt will cost the church considerable amounts in interest expense, making the total cost of the building project much higher than the original loan. That interest money is lost forever to the ministries of the church. As one pastor said, "Now that my people have seen how much money they are saving, our church will never go into long-term debt again."
- Stewardship Training of the Membership
The best training is to do something yourself, and obedience to the Scriptural truths of stewardship is the basis of every campaign. There will be several opportunities throughout this campaign for these stewardship truths to be studied.
- Expanded Giving Base for the Church
Many people will start to give during a capital campaign, and will continue their giving after its conclusion. Also, most people will give significantly more at this time than they had been giving before.
- Recruiting & Developing New Leaders for the Church's Ministries
Lay involvement is extensive throughout the campaign, enlisting many people who may never have served in the church before, and training them as leaders. TLC purposely mentors leaders in Scriptural leadership principles.
- Enhanced Spiritual Growth Among the Members
The personal involvement of most active adults develops renewed concern and commitment, resulting in positive spiritual growth. It brings people closer to God for them to serve with a willing heart.
- Promoting a Spirit of Unity Throughout the Congregation
When people work together on a big project, they become a part of each other. Their vision and efforts become as one. This brings support, interdependence, and a spirit of oneness.
TLC Ministries, Inc.
488 Shelly Lane
New Castle, Indiana 47362