Glen Mar United Methodist Church had been in its new facilities for about ten years and they began to look to see what was next for the church. They realized they first needed to remove a significant amount of debt and consistently meet their yearly operational needs. Yet, Glen Mar was about to enter their seventh consecutive 3-year capital campaign. The Minister of Operations, Barbara Julian recalls, “Glen Mar Church just completed its 7th consecutive 3-year capital campaign, branded “Invest in Amazing!” We selected Impact Stewardship because of their personal spiritual commitment and willingness to customize standard campaign methods for our unique circumstances, including low key reaching out to fatigued high capacity givers.” Impact Stewardship was pleased to help them engage new givers and encourage those who previously gave to commit to this new stewardship effort.
By utilizing Impact Stewardship’s turnkey print and video options, the church staff could focus their attention on engaging the congregation. Impact Stewardship’s team approach allowed us to spend more time on-site resulting in Glen Mar “…have received pledges for 96% of the goal so far.”, and giving affording Impact Stewardship the opportunity to care for one of the staff who lost their mother. Barbara Julian commented on this saying, “Not only do we recommend Impact Stewardship’s services, but also want to say that Chuck Klein and Mike Cagle became part of Glen Mar for a season, including caring for me when my Mom died during our campaign.” Impact Stewardship considers it a privilege to come alongside ministers in their professional and personal lives. Glen Mar looks forward to paying off their debt much earlier than anticipated and immediately funnel more money back into their ministries.