This month’s member success story was chosen specifically to prove how effective the resources, available to our members, actually are.  This church saw tremendous results  ONE MONTH into their membership!  The key here was that they USED the resources we made available.  Now they are reaping the benefits of having money to fund important ministries in their church! Check this out…

Dale Schaeffer BridgeWay Community Church, Morton, IL

 From: Dale Schaeffer
 Date: Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM
 Subject: Thank you!
To: Casey Graham 

“Casey,

Hey man just wanted to say thank you for what you and the team at Giving Rocket are doing.  

After thinking about joining Giving Rocket several times over past month, we finally pulled the trigger at the Chicago Giving Rocket Tour stop two weeks ago.  After just two Sundays I’m blown away by the results.

We were inspired on the Tour to share with our church in a giving talk where their money goes when they give.  The next Sunday was the final Sunday of our fiscal year so we decided to create a 4 page Annual Report to share with everyone who attended the next Sunday.  We created it on Wednesday and had it back from the printer on Friday.  Then passed them out on Sunday.  We took the “Where the Money Goes” giving talk and updated it for our situation and applied it to the Annual Report we’d printed.  At the close of our worship experiences, before the offering, we took 4 minutes to celebrate what God had done in the past year, where their giving went, and challenged everyone to be a part of what God was going to do in the next 12 months.

We usually average around $6,500 per week in our offering.  Our previous highest regular offering was $8,994.  This past Sunday, with no special giving emphasis, we received $13,059.15 in un-designated giving!  I think it’s safe to say, I wish we’d joined Giving Rocket months ago.  The giving talks alone, with a little local creativity, are worth the price of membership.

Thanks again for what you and your team are doing!

Dale

PS…I attached the annual report that we put together so you could see how simple what we did really was….the whole thing was designed off of the giving talk outline you guys provided.”

We hope that this story gets you FIRED UP enough to take action! If you haven’t become a member yet, there’s no greater time than now to do it! For $1, one month’s time and a little effort on your part, you too can see results like this.

Dale has given us permission to share not only his story, but the annual report they handed out to the congregation.  Click –> here <— to download the file.

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