Financing a Church Building Project

Church Law and Tax Group. Accessed November 30, 2017.
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Christianity Today offers helpful information and ideas about financing a building project. The numerous authors are both creative and practical in their approach. They address various topics, including borrowing and debt and the impact on congregations, hiring fundraising and capital campaign experts, and securing funds when the economy is down. The “finding grants” section may be of particular interest for those congregations who feel like securing grants is a bit like maneuvering a maze. Among other things, author Joy Skjegstad demystifies the process, offers a national website for finding grantors, {{United Philanthropy Forum |}}, and identifies the documentation, plans, and information to have prepared in advance. Context issues throughout the article are small versus large congregations, the role of faith, and fiscal responsibility. Hints for sharing the article with others and additional resources are provided. Any congregation considering a building project will find this conversation starter helpful and enlightening.