The Newsletter of VanderWyden Consultants, Inc.
Providing Professional Giving Counsel
Capital Fund Campaigns - Operating Budget
Campaigns - Planned Giving
September 2009 - INSIDE THIS ISSUE. . .
1. Now is the Time to Conduct a Capital Fund Campaign Click
2. Insightful Quotations about Giving Click
3. About VanderWyden Consultants, Inc. Click
4. Subscribe / Unsubscribe Instructions Click
In this edition of Wyden Your Horizons! we share our experiences about how and why many churches proceed with Capital Fund Campaigns in the midst of national economic recessions. We also share a variety of quotations about Giving, which you may find helpful in your teaching and preaching about the Joy of Generosity.
Our Consultants provide a unique service that enables churches to conduct inspiring Faith-Raising and Fundraising Campaigns, which not only raise more funds per campaign than our competitors, but also raise faith among members that God provides abundantly when you step out by putting your faith in front of your fears. If you would like to have a no-obligation discussion about how our process may help your church, or if you have any other questions about our services, don't hesitate to contact us through our toll-free line, (888) 245 -5826, or by email, Bill@WydenYourHorizons.com.
We are always happy to share our insights and learnings about the wonderful
ministry of fund-raising through faith-raising. We delight in enabling individuals, churches, and non-profit organizations to Wyden their Horizons
by finding the Joy of Generosity. In our ministries we use programs that involve no-pressure on individuals to
give, but which instead are pleasant and painless. We have found that when members and donors give
because they want to, rather than being pressured to, they give wholeheartedly and
generously. We are also happy to share the insights of our readers
in this newsletter. If you would like share your experiences drop us a line
through our email address. May God continue to bless your ministries and
community service programs.
We have received a surge in requests for Capital Fund Campaign assistance in the past two months. We have experienced this same phenomenon in previous economic recessions over the past 22 years during which time we have provided this specialized ministry. Initially when a recession is first recognized by the American public, there is a time of uncertainty about the economy and some churches delay their plans to conduct Capital Fund Campaigns. Then, after a few months, many of those churches who have delayed their plans decide to move ahead, and we have a surge of requests for assistance because of this pent up demand. There are several reasons for this significant increase in launching of Capital Fund Campaigns in times like this:
If you would like to investigate whether this may be a good time for your
church to conduct a Faith-raising Capital Fund Campaign, give us a call
through our toll-free number, (888) 245 -5826,
Bill@WydenYourHorizons.com to discuss the possibilities. Top
"I have held many things in my
hands, and I have lost them all. But whatever I have placed in God’s hands,
that I still possess."
"Stewardship is the act of organizing your life so that
God can spend you."
"Nothing is more dangerous than to
be blinded by prosperity."
"We make a living by what we get; we
make a life by what we give."
"Jesus said, ‘For where your
treasure is, there your heart will be also.’ This verse seems to indicate
that the way a believer spends money may be the clearest indication – perhaps
like a thermometer – of the heart’s spiritual condition. If that is the case,
then one might conclude that if one does not give money to the church to
help others, one falls into the category of those who do not have the fruits
that ought to accompany the presence of grace in their lives. And if the
tree is not bearing fruit, is the root itself good?"
"I never would have
been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed
my first salary, which was $1.50 per week."
There's no good reason
to be the richest man in the cemetery.
What I kept, I lost. What I gave, I have."I have observed 100,000 families over my years of investment counseling. I always saw greater prosperity and happiness among those families who tithed than among those who didn't. "
Sir John Templeton, Chairman of Templeton Funds
God looks at the heart, not the hand – the giver, not the gift.
Seek joy in what you give not in what you get.
Real charity doesn’t care if it’s tax deductible or not.
The Dead Sea is the dead sea because it continually receives and never gives.
Charity begins at home and generally dies from lack of outdoor exercise.Top
Or if you would like to explore how our services may help you to meet your needs, don't hesitate to call us through our toll-free number (888 -245-5826) for a no obligation free professional consultation.
Our staff has conducted over 350 successful campaigns throughout the United States. Our "Joy of Generosity" Capital Fund Campaign program enables churches to raise as much as 13 times existing giving levels, and our "Wyden Your Horizons" Operating Budget Stewardship program results in increases of 15 - 45%.
All ideas and commentaries in Wyden Your Horizons are copyrighted.
Quotations may be freely used when the source is cited. Top
|Subscribe@WydenYourHorizons. com. To unsubscribe from this newsletter, and to remove your name from our database, send any email to Unsubscribe@WydenYourHorizons. com. |
Doing so will generate automated replies from our database, requiring a confirming click. Email providers occasionally place this reply email in your Bulk, Junk, or Späm folders -- so be sure to look there. If you do not receive or click the link in the reply email, you will not be subscribed or unsubscribed.
You can also contact me directly by replying to Bill@WydenYourHorizons. com. I will be happy to respond promptly and accommodate your requests. Please forward this to family, friends, colleagues, and co-workers who may be interested in subscribing themselves.
Rev. P. William VanderWyden, CFRE
President VanderWyden Consultants, Inc.
Headquarters -118 Westchester Drive, Amherst, Ohio 44001
Toll-Free Phone: 888-245-5826 (888-Bill-Van)
E-mail: Bill@WydenYourHorizons. com
Web: www. WydenYourHorizons. com