We have successfully completed hundreds of capital campaigns raising hundreds of millions of dollars for churches and para-church ministries across the United States and Canada.

Capital Campaign Consulting Services for Churches

Is there a capital campaign in your church’s future? Sooner or later every church faces the need to raise money for facilities – whether to expand, renovate, or repair.

A Church Capital Campaign is one of the most significant initiatives your church will undertake. It is a complex undertaking, and you only get one opportunity to get it right. With so much at stake, it is critically important when launching your church’s capital campaign that you choose a consulting firm who shares your beliefs and values and has the proven knowledge, skills, and experience to help you select your capital campaign team members and to work in partnership with them to a successful completion of the project.

Founded in 1985, our firm has an unbroken 30-year track record of successfully guiding churches through successful church capital campaigns. Whether you are looking to conduct a capital campaign for new buildings, debt reduction, missions, or any other purpose, we are experts in providing the counsel and assistance to successfully complete a church capital campaign that will help your church take a substantial leap forward in the fulfillment of its God-given ministry.

“One of the most important things to us was to make sure this capital campaign didn’t feel like we were ‘strong-arming’ our people for money. We wanted to focus the campaign on the vision of what God is doing in the life of our church. If you talk to any of our people, they will tell you that this has been a rich spiritual experience. Their commitment to the Lord, and their commitment to the church has grown as a result of their participation in this campaign… We have been extremely pleased with how this campaign has gone. If we ever do a campaign again, we will definitely use Dickerson-Bakker.”Dr. James Walker - Lead Pastor, Lake Hills Church

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How long does it take to complete a typical Church Capital Campaign?

Church Capital Campaign Timeline

  • 6 to 10 weeks or more

    Pre-Campaign Planning & Preparations

    • Congregational readiness planning
    • Establish goals and design campaign
    • Develop calendars and timelines
    • Recruit campaign leadership
  • 6 to 10 weeks

    Organizing Teams and Gearing Up

    • Enlist volunteers
    • Determine campaign theme and produce print and multi-media materials
    • Train pastor and volunteer leaders
    • Select stewardship teaching materials to fit the campaign, church goals and culture
  • 4 to 6 weeks or more

    Stewarding Leadership Gifts and Preparing for Launch

    • Conduct one-on-one Campaign Briefings and small-group Leadership Challenge Meetings to encourage those who have been blessed with an extra-ordinarily ability to give to do so at a high level.
  • 4 to 6 weeks

    Launch and Complete Campaign Successfully

    • Launch campaign with major kick-off event
    • 24-hour prayer vigil to bathe campaign in prayer
    • Maintain exposure through multi-channel communications
    • Church-wide stewardship training series presented via weekly sermons, small group curricula, and Sunday School class teaching
    • Commitment service(s)
    • Celebration Sunday
    • First Fruit Offering
  • 1 to 3 years

    Finish Strong

    • Celebration Sunday
    • Pledge collections
    • New member communications
    • Milestone events and special offerings

What does forward look like for you?

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