Spending time with The Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, one of the founders of Bricks an [...]
The National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places in [...]
Congregations that had begun capital campaign projects before the pandemic or those just about to launch a campaign successfully developed novel solutions. Capital campaigns are organized, planned efforts to raise substantial sums of money in a relatively short period to make capital improvements, fund new ministries, or perhaps create an endowment – and are never easy in the best of circumstances.
They marched down the center aisle of the hallowed halls of the magnificent Concord Baptist Church of God and Christ in Brooklyn, New York. Hundreds of people arrived with solemn faces for the occasion, led by Dr. Gary V. Simpson, Senior Pastor, and the esteemed Vernon Jordan. These were the toilers in the vineyard, leaders of an interfaith array of congregations from across the United States: civil rights icons, activists and advocates, spiritual leaders, businesspeople.
IT’S BECOMING INCREASINGLY APPARENT to civic leaders across America that many of our congregations, especially in older urban and rural communities, have declined in size over the last several decades [...]
In 2003, Partners for Sacred Places piloted the New Dollars/New Partners traini [...]