Capital Campaign University Recap - Day 1

Today, our team hosted the first day of Capital Campaign University at NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Around 20 church leaders from across the United States and Canada are joining us for this two-day conference as we teach them how to implement the INJOY Stewardship campaign process in their unique church environment.

CCU is divided into eight main sessions over two days - four sessions focusing on each of the steps in the four-step spiritual journey process, and four sessions focused on collaboration and practical application of each step.

Each main session is taught by either our President and CEO, Joseph Sangl, or Executive Director of Consulting, Chad Aukland.

We wanted to provide you with a brief overview of each of the sessions, so if you’d like to get more familiar with our process, read the recap of Day 1 below!

Session 1 - “Vision Clarification” - Joseph Sangl

  • The INJOY Stewardship process follows the same model David used to raise funds for the temple in 1 Chronicles 28 & 29.
  • Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision the people perish...”

    • Dr. John Maxwell would also add, “Where there is no money, the vision perishes.”

  • Vision CLARITY is the number one determining factor in a campaign’s success.

  • God places the VISION in the heart of the leader.

  • People are not drawn to PROJECTS, people are drawn to VISION.

  • The goal of vision clarification should be to clearly answer the questions, “Why are we doing this?” And, “Why now?”

Session 2 - “Leadership Development” - Chad Aukland

  • After you have clarified your vision you must ALIGN your leaders with the vision.

  • Leadership development is built on the belief that everything rises and falls on leadership.

  • “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” - Dr. John C. Maxwell

    • This doesn’t just apply to your church’s senior leader. This applies to EVERY leader in your church. 1 Chronicles 29:5b-9

  • By the time the campaign goes public, leaders should be answering questions - not asking them.

  • Unanswered questions = uninvested dollars

  • Outstanding Leadership Development has occurred when you have led your team to the successful completion of a major initiative

This is a general overview of the content covered on Day 1 of Capital Campaign University. Check out the blog tomorrow evening as we recap Day 2 and the sessions on the “Going Public” and “FollowTHRU” phases of the INJOY Stewardship process.