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Capital Campaign

The Time has Come…The Need is Now

Capital Campaign

The purpose of a capital campaign is to raise funds for specific renovation needs that are not included in the yearly operating budget. The Time has Come…The Need is Now Capital Campaign will help fund some much needed facility improvements. Our theme was created to communicate the urgent need to conduct the campaign and maintain our facilities.

Our Prayer


Loving God,
Your works are manifested through the dedication & hard work of many. We give you thanks for the 126 years of Ministry you have done through our congregation. Be with us now as we conduct this capital campaign to meet the needs of our church for future generations. May we gather, grow, and serve. The time has come; the need is now; the future is in our hands. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
The purpose of a capital campaign is to raise funds for specific renovation needs that are not included in the yearly operating budget. The Time has Come…The Need is Now Capital Campaign will help fund some much needed facility improvements. Our theme was created to communicate the urgent need to conduct the campaign and maintain our facilities.
A few months ago, Bethany Lutheran Church enlisted a fundraising consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study. All members were asked to participate through interviews and surveys. The firm compiled results and applied their professional experience to determine that our congregation has the capacity to complete a successful campaign. The study found that many are willing to volunteer and 90% of participants would or would consider making a gift to a capital campaign, indicating broad congregational support.

The feasibility study estimate indicated the congregation has the ability to raise between $350,000 and $425,000 over a three-year period.

A church education process will begin shortly and continue throughout the next few months. At this time the plan is to distribute and collect pledge cards this Spring. Every member will be invited to volunteer for the campaign and make a three-year pledge above and beyond their regular giving.  

Below is a brief description of the projects and approximate cost. More information will be distributed in the next few months.

  • Funding the Education Wing Roof Replacement - Approximately $25,000
  • Replacing the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning - Approximately $285,000
  • Enhancing Sound and Music for Worship and Broadcast Capabilities - Approximately $60,000

We refer to the Gospel story of when Jesus created an abundance of food to feed thousands from just five loaves of bread and two fish. Although the disciples viewed this situation as a challenge, Jesus saw the opportunity to reach people and feed them with his grace and mercy.

Bethany is committed to being good stewards of financial gifts and not spending more than we can afford. Rather than a challenge, our church leadership sees the upcoming campaign as an opportunity to engage our membership and remind each of us that all things are possible through Christ. Although the focus will be on building, the primary goal is to expand and deepen our ministry, while at the same time, to serve more people. Given the feasibility study projections, we are confident that we can complete the projects.

Bethany Lutheran Church serves as a “conduit” or extension of our individual faith life. As members, we are part of an extended family which is called upon to actively support an array of worship, education, social outreach, fellowship programs and activities. As a family member each of us provides visible and tangible support and encouragement for all needs within the family, not just those that are important to us. This is the expectation of discipleship in following our Lord.
There is never an ideal time to conduct a campaign due to the economy’s constant ebb and flow, but we must always be considering ways in which to maintain and enhance our facilities to remain a vibrant church.
It is the intention of the leadership to conduct a capital campaign in the most effective way and we need expertise to do this. Mark Davy & Associates, a church fundraising firm with over 26 years of experience, has been hired to assist us with this effort. They work for a predetermined set fee and in turn have become our partner in this project from beginning to end.
Each member will be sent the same campaign information and most importantly every household will be asked to participate through giving and volunteering. “Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice,” is the philosophy that best describes this effort. Not everyone can make the same size gift, but everyone has an ability to make a sacrificial commitment.
The church will keep you informed throughout the next few months through worship announcements, mail, email and other forms of communication. We will also hold various gatherings to offer opportunities for questions and answers.

Campaign Chairs

Randy Phillips
Russ Wright

Honorary Chairs

Jim & Jody Vollmer


Campaign Committee

Sue Boblit
JoAnne Franke
Gary Halverson
Katie Hare
Bill Hemme
Carolyn Kruger
Mary Ann Quail
Sandi Schmidt
Ellen Sorenson
Marla Woelber