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

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Greenville, WIGoal: New Building
Camp OkobojiMilford, IAGoal: Construction of a new building to replace outdated facilities.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
Perry Lutheran Home Perry, IAGoal: To raise funds to finance future projects and fund operations
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
Camp CILCA Outdoor MinistryCantrall, ILGoal: Addition of a Welcome Center, Office and Dining Hall
Camp Luther of Nebraska Inc.Schuyler, NEGoal: Build new Welcome Center, update the main lodge
St. Paul’s Lutheran ChurchDes Peres, MOGoal: School Addition
Holy Cross Lutheran ChurchSaint Cloud, MNGoal: Debt Reduction and Facility Expansion
St Paul Lutheran ChurchPeachtree City, GAGoal: School and Church Expansion
Other Services Used: Feasibility Study, AAC, VisionPath, and Consecrated Stewards

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.