Our synod is partnering with ELCA Churchwide to bring you Building a Culture of Generosity (BCG) from GSB Fundraising. This program seeks to help congregations grow revenue by 5-10% and also teaches biblical stewardship principles, helps members discover generosity, and begins to build the foundation for a generous culture. This program is provided in a combination of a document library, video library, and live Zoom sessions. The program is led by GSB Fundraising consultants who have helped many congregations grow in generosity.
Here is what one recent BCG participant shared:
We are pleased to say we received 39 new and increased pledges, out of 75 giving units for a total increase of $14,535. I have a new way of looking at our congregation and how generous we are, thanks to your program. It’s more enjoyable to speak with positive affirmations rather than with (our church is dying) wails. You laid out this wonderful plan and had regular zoom meetings to learn more and hear from everyone. Your book, meetings, and documents helped me understand all the moving parts in implementing The Culture of Generosity message.
If you would like to learn more about “Building a Culture of Generosity,” please email Pastor Gary Erickson, Director for Evangelical Mission, Northern Illinois Synod at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom information for an overview of the program to be provided on June 6 at 7 PM Central.