What if the price was not an issue when it came to hiring a stewardship firm? The number one reason why churches decide to do their own capital stewardship campaign is the fee they would have to pay for professional help. Why should we pay money to raise money is the argument that most pastors hear when it comes to getting outside help. The number one reason why you should pay for outside help is that you will raise more money using a stewardship firm than you do on your own.
I can argue that all day long and prove it with data and countless testimonies. Yet churches still push back when it comes to paying for help. After all pastor, what do they pay you for? Yet the question is still, what if price was not an issue? What if there was a way that you could get the help you need for a price you could afford? Would your committee be open to that?
My goal when I started The Charis Group was to revolutionize my industry. Frankly we were overcharging churches and under delivering. At the time I left the major firm I was a part of price gouging was just the way it was. I once had one of our sales guys tell me as we left a large African American church that he had just quoted them the largest price ever for a campaign. He said to me, “I have learned that African American churches will never question the price so I charge them a higher rate.” One of the first things I did when I started The Charis Group was to eliminate salesmen. I was just tired of their lies.
From the start we began breaking up the campaign process into various pieces allowing churches to choose. Our mantra was, “Get the help you need for a price you can afford.” We pride ourselves on being creative. Some churches need all our services while others need just minor help. We have devised break outs of the process providing options for churches. I believe that we can make a partnership a win/win. You get what you need and I make money to put more bacon on the table!
I am not done yet! In the next few weeks my goal is to totally blow up the entire stewardship industry! My plan is to revolutionize how campaigns are done. In part we are going to make the capital campaign process…
More personalized and
Are you interested? Right now I am looking for 10 churches that will help me pilot this new process. If you need to raise capital funds contact me today to assure your spot as one of the ten. Ten. This is not a sales technique. I need ten churches of various size and need. Email me directly at Mark@TheCharisGroup.org
Price will not be an issue!
Mark Brooks – The Stewardship Coach