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Extraordinary Money!

Understanding the Church Capital Campaign

Michael Reeves • October 2003

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Unexpected expenses happen. Questions, anxiety, and some confusion among the membership and church leaders are inevitable whenever a congregation needs to raise major funds.

Reeves guides you to examine the issues of developing and carrying out a strategy for raising money for special needs. Extraordinary Money serves as a tool to help churches determine whether a capital campaign suits their setting.

Find answers to these questions and more:

  • Why do capital campaigns work in some settings and not in others?
  • What's the theological foundation for raising money?
  • How do leaders build a consensus for an effective campaign?
  • What kind of leaders are needed?
  • How does a campaign really work?
  • What's a realistic financial goal?

This book will help you learn how to select an appropriate program and carry it through successfully.


Michael Reeves serves as senior associate pastor and director of strategic resources at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas. Prior to this, he was president and chief executive officer of the United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana. As senior consultant with two national stewardship consulting firms, Reeves designed and directed more than 200 capital campaigns. He holds an MA in Religious Education and a PhD in both Church Administration and Foundations of Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reeves is also an N.S.F.R.E. Certified Fund Raising Executive.

ISBN: 978-0-88177-379-8

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: 20031001

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 128

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Stewardship & Giving

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