WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL
The COVID 19 pandemic certainly changed the landscape of the American scene. Churches have felt the impact in ways not seen in decades, if not centuries.
The encouraging news is that church members have supported their churches with their prayers and finances.
However, we still have the need for effective planning to refocus on the mission and vision of the church, to make healthy disciples, and to foster a stronger commitment to biblical stewardship.
RISE UP! CAN HELP YOU TURN ADVERSITY INTO OPPORTUNITY
I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good ... and they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
NEHEMIAH 2:18, ESV
IMPLEMENT RISE UP! IN 3 EASY STEPS
Lead Pastor, Tate Springs
We used the principles found in Rise Up! to help refocus our 140-year-old church. The results were unbelievable. We saw an increase in engagement across the board, including involvement and giving. In the first 3 months, our people gave an extra $250k towards our debt. Then, after 6 months we were already at 50% of our 2-year goal! Finally, after 13 months total, we raised the rest, meaning we paid off our entire debt in just over a year! This was one year shorter than we anticipated. Most importantly, we have a clear, unified direction and our church is eagerly moving forward. The upfront financial investment is nil when compared to the return. In our church, the investment paid itself off in a matter of weeks.
WHAT IS RISE UP, EXACTLY?
RISE UP! is a 52-day challenge for the local church to rise up, take strength from God, and refocus their mission, vision, and generosity as they recover from the effects of COVID 19.
The primary goal is to reengage every member and regular attendee. The secondary goals are to build servant leaders and increase financial generosity.
THE 3 RISE UP! STRATEGIES
Gospel-Sharing & Mission Partners
Financial Reserves For Future Projects
Lead Pastor, Coastal Community
RISE UP doesn’t just help you raise money, it helps disciple your people for a lifetime of stewardship and generosity. We’ve been amazed to see what happens when we have an intentional strategy for growing givers in our church. I’m thankful for this great new resource and for the incredible wisdom and coaching provided by the SBTC Foundation. Bart McDonald and Russ Barksdale have raised millions of dollars and gained valuable insight through decades of ministry leadership experience. You won’t find a better partner as you lead your church to advance God’s Kingdom.