The Foundation has partnered with the Rev. Kurt Appel’s “Fellowship In Christian Stewardship” ministry for the past two years. The ministry assists churches in executing an excellent pledge campaign for the annual operating budget. Kurt’s work with ten pilot churches has resulted in over $800,000 in new giving. This includes a total of 226 households with no previous giving record making commitments in 8 of 10 churches.

The plan does require work on the part of the church staff and leadership. Kurt guides the work and offers excellent resources, but the leaders of the church must be actively engaged in the process.  The current formula is best suited for congregations averaging over 125 in worship.

If you would like to know more, please contact the Rev. Dr. Kurt Appel by calling 228-342-0777.