Cooperative Program Meeting FEB09 Sustainable Funding Overview

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This presentation was created as an overview for all Southern Baptist Stewardship and Cooperative Program leaders. It was held at the Executive Committee in Nashville, TN.

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Cooperative Program Meeting FEB09 Sustainable Funding Overview

  1. 1. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry Cooperative Program Meeting February 2009
  2. 2. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry – Why should I care? “ At least one out of five American Christians – 20 percent of all U.S. Christians – gives literally nothing to church, para-church, or nonreligious charities.” - Passing the Plate
  3. 3. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry – Why should I care? “ Americans spent nearly twice as much on first-day sales of the video game “Grand Theft Auto IV” as the SBC and the IMB would need to share the Gospel with all the world’s unreached people groups by 2010.” - Empty Tomb
  4. 4. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry – Why should I care? Charitable donations as measured by per capita giving of disposable income has remained the same since 1967 – 2.5%. - Giving USA
  5. 5. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry – What does this mean? The individualistic, independent American Spirit has influenced our perspective on church giving. Churches risk losing the funding necessary to carry forward the work it has been given to do.
  6. 6. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry The church can’t fail. There is no Plan B.
  7. 7. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry Summary of Content Help pastors evaluate and implement giving tools and strategies that result in fully funded budgets and long-term sustainable ministry.
  8. 8. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry More Money. More Ministry.
  9. 9. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry - Goals <ul><ul><li>Highlight tension between ministry and money. (funding) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry - Goals <ul><ul><li>Highlight tension between ministry and money. (funding) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the role of pastor as organizational manager. (sustainability) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry - Goals <ul><ul><li>Highlight tension between ministry and money. (funding) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the role of pastor as organizational manager. (sustainability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reveal the disconnect between the pulpit and the pew. (engagement) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry - Goals <ul><ul><li>Highlight tension between ministry and money. (funding) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the role of pastor as organizational manager. (sustainability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reveal the disconnect between the pulpit and the pew. (engagement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide some guiding principles to systematically address challenge. (responsibility) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry - Goals <ul><ul><li>Highlight tension between ministry and money. (funding) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the role of pastor as organizational manager. (sustainability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reveal the disconnect between the pulpit and the pew. (engagement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide some guiding principles to systematically address challenge. (responsibility) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore the role of stewardship as a strategic effort within local church ministry. (transformation) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. How to Build a Sustainable Ministry - Format <ul><ul><li>Tailored to meet your needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed for any size group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on practical application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empower your pastors to lead </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Seminar Schedule <ul><ul><li>Scheduled for March 21 in Virginia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduled for April 27 – May 1 in Arkansas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let me know if you’re interested. We can schedule one for your State Convention. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. “ Do More Ministry” Blog A conversation on Stewardship and Giving www.lifewaystores.com/domoreministry Subscribe via e-mail or RSS feed Encourage the Pastors in your churches to sign up today!
  17. 17. Church Giving Matters: More Money Really Does Mean More Ministry <ul><ul><li>Book will be available at the SBC Convention in June. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content based on the “How to Build a Sustainable Ministry” seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will be able to work with your State Convention office for bulk purchases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More details to come soon! </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Questions Questions?

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