• Real Estate Gifts

    August 11, 2019

    Will Rogers famously exclaimed “Buy land. They ain’t making any more of the stuff”. For those of us seeking to encourage creative generosity, we might paraphrase this to say – “give land, or any other type of real estate, and receive a great tax benefit”. Just like gifts of securities, real estate can provide donors with many of the [...]
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  • How to Make a Great ‘First Impression’ For Your Building Project

    July 17, 2019

    As the saying goes; “You only get one opportunity to make a first impression – make it your best.” Over the years, I’ve attended hundreds of church meetings (both large and small) where a new building project was presented to the audience for the first time. Many were memorable, a few were not. Separating the great ones from the mediocre simply [...]
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  • Volunteer Recruitment – Filling the Empty Chairs

    May 1, 2019

    Once you have your “A-team” leaders in place, it’s time to start filling those empty chairs with volunteers. We know recruitment may feel overwhelming, so we would like to share some simple steps that we have found to be helpful. Determining the optimum team size for each team is an important first step. Some simple research into overall tasks and [...]
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  • Arbor Research Report Uncovers Surprising Church Capital Campaign Realities

    February 15, 2019

    There are many myths associated with church capital campaigns. Here at CGS, we decided it was time to investigate the myths and find reality. To do so, we commissioned an independent agency (Arbor Research) to conduct a rigorous research project. Their study encompassed 52 pastors representing 17 different denominations. The findings from the study were surprising and many myths got [...]
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  • NEXT Consulting Services

    Our strategic partnership with NEXT Consulting Services aligns CGS with seasoned professionals who share our values and are highly experienced in the para-church ministries that we do not directly serve. With over 100 years of cumulative non-profit and business leadership experience to draw from, NEXT Consulting Services has the heart and expertise to assist ministries with a variety of [...]
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  • Catalyst Faithworks

    As an additional service, Church Growth Services maintains a strategic partnership with Catalyst Faithworks to provide comprehensive design services for our capital campaign communication materials. Catalyst Faithworks has developed a portfolio of all CGS recommended campaign printed documents which can easily be edited to include your church’s specific information and logo/theme. Catalyst Faithworks becomes a valuable resource to do [...]
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  • Jeffrey Parker Architects

    Our Strategic Partnership with Jeffrey Parker Architects will add value to your project by integrating their creative design process with the essential steps of our Pre-Campaign Assessment. Designing churches requires a unique skill set – creating a facility design that meets ministry goals, adheres to a stringent budget and is enthusiastically embraced by congregational members. Specializing in churches for [...]
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  • Eliminate Guesswork

    June 6, 2017

    Eliminate guesswork! Complete our questionnaire and we will prepare a professional written analysis of your church’s capital campaign capacity. Our report will present a detailed financial estimate of what your congregation could expect to raise, along with our rationale and comparisons to our database. It’s a great resource to use with your architect for early project budget planning. You [...]
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