Extraordinary Money! helps church leaders examine the issues involved in developing and carrying out a capital fundraising campaign. Although not a capital campaign program, it is an excellent tool to help churches determine if a capital campaign suits their setting, then, if so, select an appropriate program and carry it out successfully. Leaders in congregations that are considering entering into a capital campaign to raise funds for major projects or debt reduction should benefit from this resource. District superintendents and district committees on church building and location will also find this book helpful in their work. Local church and denominational leaders will better understand the details of a capital campaign and how to make the experience more effective.
Why do capital campaigns work in some settings and not in others? What is the theological foundation in a capital campaign? How do church leaders build a consensus for an effective campaign? What kinds of leaders are needed for a capital campaign? How does a capital campaign really work? What is a realistic expectation of how much can be raised? What is safe debt and how is it determined? What is the role of the pastor in a capital campaign? These questions and many more are addressed in Extraordinary Money!