Announcing! Major changes at The Charis Group are coming soon! Raising dollars for projects or to pay off debt has become increasingly difficult these days. Our society is in the midst of great change. The Church is not the same as it was in 1980 or even in 2000. These changes in society and the Church have demanded that stewardship firms keep up to date and current to better help you the Church.
Since our founding eleven years ago we have always attempted to be on the cutting edge. We never wanted to be different for the sake of being distinctive. We wanted to be different to be more effective for you our client. Our difference was to find out what works best in the church today. We never wanted it to be about us but about you and helping support the amazing story of Kingdom building your church does. Everything we have done has been to this end.
At the beginning of The Charis Group my goal was to revolutionize our industry. Frankly, stewardship firms were the necessary evil that while you hated to engage them you knew you needed them to help raise the dollars for your project. Too many churches were left with a bad taste in their mouths as a result of the sales nature of our industry. Too many companies simply cared about their bottom line, making money, forgetting they served the Bride of Christ. I need to make a living but I need to do so honorably. So, at the core of why I started The Charis Group was to revolutionize my industry.
After eleven years I have learned that revolutionizing something as large as the stewardship industry is hard to do. For one thing I am a small firm that often gets lost among the larger firms. The other difficulty is that the large firms have more money to market themselves. I have joked that achieving my dream has proven difficult in that I am too small and too poor!
October 1st I believe we will be a part of something that will allow me to achieve my dream of revolutionizing the stewardship industry! There is still a lot to work on but we are excited about the future changes that are coming. Why?
- We will be better positioned to serve existing Charis clients. Nothing will change for those of you who have or are our campaign partners.
- We will have a wider audience and a better chance of helping more churches.
- We will be on the cutting edge of what is happening in church giving.
- We will have better tools, even sharper focus and become even more seasoned and experienced.
- We can better help churches increase giving one person at a time!
The stewardship industry is undergoing major changes to meet the growing needs of churches in America. We are excited to be on the cusp of participating in this revolution! I will be sharing more later but I wanted to let you know ahead of time. So, stay tuned. As this deal finalizes I will share more.
Mark Brooks – The Stewardship Coach