Capital Campaigns

LCEF’s Capital Campaign helps your ministry to coordinate a fundraising effort designed to raise a specific dollar amount within a three-year giving period. Your Capital Funding Services (CFS) consultant will design a customized program for your LCMS ministry’s unique circumstances.

Our experience indicates that achieving a successful capital campaign requires three careful steps:

  • Allowing people to grow spiritually through giving
  • Inviting people to share your vision and encouraging them to take a role in making it a reality
  • Ensuring members stay focused on the fundraising goal throughout the giving period

Your CFS consultant will guide you through these steps by staying on site as needed during the first four months and continuing to guide your ministry for the duration of the campaign. You will also have full access to LCEF’s support staff, who can answer your questions and provide the tools and resources you need.

Current Campaigns

Congregation/OrganizationLocationCampaign
North Valley Christian AcademyAnthem, AZGoal: New school campus
Our Father Lutheran ChurchCentennial, COGoal: Debt reduction
Other Services Used: CFS (VisionPath)
Family of God Lutheran ChurchDetroit, MIGoal: To purchase a new church building to meet growth.
St. Luke Lutheran ChurchFederal Way, WAGoal: Reduce debt and campus improvements
Other Services Used: CFS (Pastor Coach, Capital Campaign – this is the second campaign with CFS)
Lord of the Lakes Lutheran ChurchForest Lake, MNGoal: Expansion of education facilities and parking
Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran ChurchFort Wayne, IN Goal: A building addition to the school and church, connecting those spaces and increasing ministry capacity for planned growth.
Other Services Used: CFS (Capital Campaign – this is the second campaign with CFS)
Bethany Lutheran ChurchLong Beach, CAGoal: New construction, renovations and repairs.
Christ the King Lutheran ChurchMemphis, TNGoal: Expansion of facilities and ministry to better minister to the needs of the East Memphis community.
Other Services Used: CFS (Capital Campaign – this is the second campaign with CFS; Consecrated Stewards) and Laborers For Christ
Camp OkobojiMilford, IAGoal: Construction of a new building to replace outdated facilities. The new building will include housing for summer staff and year-round guests, and an activity and meeting facility to accommodate a variety of events throughout the year.
Other Services Used: CFS (Capital Campaign – this is the second campaign with CFS); Laborers For Christ
University Lutheran ChapelMinneapolis, MNGoal: Rebuild a Lutheran campus ministry presence for the University of Minnesota community
Peace Lutheran ChurchNaples, FLGoal: Debt reduction
Other Services Used: CFS (Capital Campaign – this is the second campaign with CFS; Strategic Planning for Ministry) and Architects
Peace Lutheran ChurchO’Fallon, MOGoal: Debt reduction and funds for ministry needs
Other Services Used: CFS (Consecrated Stewards) and Architects
First English Lutheran ChurchSpencer, IAGoal: Debt reduction on new school building.
Other Services Used: CFS (Consecrated Stewards); Laborers For Christ
Trinity Lutheran Church Temecula, CAGoal: New construction
Other Services Used: CFS (Capital Campaign – this is their second campaign with CFS; Consecrated Stewards) and Laborers For Christ
Faith Lutheran ChurchVista, CAGoal: Pay off loan on their Community Life Center
Other Services Used: CFS (Capital Campaign – this is the second campaign with CFS) and Laborers For Christ
St. Paul Lutheran ChurchWestlake, OHGoal: To forward the mission with construction of a new fellowship building, renew the sanctuary and activity center and deferred maintenance.
Other Services Used: CFS (Capital Campaign – this is their third campaign with CFS)
 

Feasibility Study

If you are facing questions regarding member support, your ability to meet funding goals or what tasks should take first priority, your ministry will benefit from an LCEF Feasibility Study—in terms of both campaign success and ministry unity.

CFS Consultants lead Feasibility Studies that:

  • Help build ministry awareness among your members
  • Involve members in setting priorities
  • Create a connection between members and community supporters
  • Reveal the giving potential of members
  • Discover additional funding resources
  • Provide an analysis of your members’ readiness for a campaign or proposed ministry endeavor

LCEF custom designs your study to address your unique setting and challenges. Feasibility Studies typically include focused discussion groups, personal interviews and surveys. All data is analyzed and reported with our observations and recommendations. We always recommend moving forward only if the study indicates your ministry is ready.