Capital Campaign Giving are frequently a combination of ordinary income and accumulated assets/resources. Capital campaigns typically raise large sums of money for a specific project or a special purpose (such as building restoration, a new building, debt reduction, new staff position) over several years.
Following are resources that can help your church in holding a capital campaign:
A Guide to Capital Campaigns issued by the historic Massachusetts Confer
The United Church of Christ Building and Loan Fund (CB&LF)
The mission of CB&LF is to assist new and renewing United Church of Christ congregations and other Christian congregations and organizations regardless of sect or denominational affiliation, that are planning to buy a first church building or land site, or who want to construct, renovate, or develop a church building, school, parsonage, or other church-owned real estate that advances the mission of the Church.
Learn more about the CB&LF here: https://cblfund.org/about
Capital Campaign Service Overview from the CB&LF
The Cornerstone Fund
Learn more about the Cornerstone Fund here: https://www.cornerstonefund.org/about-us/
Funding Your Future: A Capital Campaign Manual from the United Church of Christ
Available through UCC Resources, this manual is an essential tool for your church's Campaign Executive Team. A capital or major fund campaign can be the greatest faith-raising experience in the life of your church! The more challenging the campaign goal, the more heightened the experience for your congregation. Funding Your Future is produced by the Capital Campaign Services of the Church Building and Loan Fund, Local Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ.
Order here ($35.00 per copy)
Church Building – A Resource Manual for Congregations Working With the Church Building and Loan Fund (CB&LF)
Produced by the United Church of Christ Church Building & Loan Fund, this manual was created for congregations who are planning to purchase, rehabilitate or build a house of worship with funding from United Church of Christ Building & Loan Fund and is from the United Church of Christ Church Building & Loan Fund.
It provides information on the church development process, including:
- the role and responsibilities of key professionals
- guidance on the selection of professionals
- structuring contracts and payment terms
- estimating preliminary budgets
- tips for ensuring the project's success
Order here ($25.00 per copy)