You and your ministry have a vision and are ready to move forward. But some groundwork needs to be completed before you move into action. LCEF offers some critical support that can help:
If you have unanswered questions regarding member support, your ability to meet funding goals, or what should take first priority, you will benefit from a Feasibility Study—both in terms of campaign success and in building unity.
A Feasibility Study includes:
- Building awareness of your need.
- Involving members in setting priorities and shaping the vision.
- Building unity and consensus.
- Measuring members' attitudes toward your plan.
- Revealing members' financial gifting potential.
- Discovering additional funding sources.
The result will be an objective, confidential analysis of readiness and a definitive direction for the campaign.
CFS custom designs your study to address your unique setting and challenges. Our studies typically include focused discussion groups, personal interviews and surveys. All data is analyzed and reported with our observations and recommendations. We recommend moving forward only if the study indicates your ministry is ready.
Understanding and meeting the spiritual and education needs of your community and being able to reach them directly with your message are critical to your ministry plan.
When considering new mission opportunities, the demographic data is essential to plan for growth, develop effective mission and ministry, plant new churches and reach more people. For established ministries, the data helps you monitor changes in your community and to share your story with the community.
Many districts offer this online tool — find a district representative in your area. If not, the LCEF national office staff will be happy to help.