Sitting across from the offering box, [Jesus] was observing how the crowd tossed money in for the collection. Many of the rich were making large contributions. One poor widow came up and put in two small coins—a measly two cents. Jesus called his disciples over and said, “The truth is that this poor widow gave more to the collection than all the others put together. All the others gave what they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford—she gave her all.
Three key words you need to be aware of when you are in a capital stewardship campaign:
How do you know if a sacrifice is a sacrifice?
- Does it cause a change in lifestyle?
- Does it change our priorities?
- Does it mean we will give up something?
- We must pray.
- We will ask, “Is it a sacrifice?”
- We will ask, “Does this commitment have an element of Faith?
- Typically, 20% of the membership does 80% of the work of the church.
- We need to have 100% of the membership doing the work of the church.
- Paying off the mortgage of the education wing | $170,000
- Upgrade floor in Discipleship Center | $60,000
- Audio/Visual Upgrades | $30,000
- Storage space & Cabinets | $20,000
- Furniture (Pastor's office, foyer, platform chairs, communion table | $20,000