Raising Money for your Church Plant

Funding Your Church PlantYesterday I met with 9 church planters here in San Diego. Admist the conversation, one guy told us how he raised $450,000 for the next five years. He got the idea from Funding Your Ministry: Whether You're Gifted or Not

His primary method was to approach local churches that would allow him to speak to 10 congregants. He then pitched his vision to these congregants and asked if they would be willing to make a monthly tithe commitment of $300, $500 or $1,000. There you have it, that is how he has $7,500 a month above and beyond his congregations tithe. [btw- If you want to support church planting in the South West, I'd be more than happy to take a monthly commitment!]

UPDATE: The Tentmaker Group has launched to help church planters raise funding.

  • Shannon Kapp

    March 28, 2007, 2:31 pm

    Please feel free to check out the above web site to see we are who we say we are. My name is Shannon and in 3 weeks my wife, and 3 children (9,7,&5) are are being “sent” to San Diego with approx. 35 individuals from our current church where I have been on staff for the last 4 years. (Puyallup Foursquare Church) We are planting a church in the North Costal area of San Diego county. This plant has been in process for the last 10 years and is about to happen. We have raised 30k from our current church and our denomination is giving us 20k, for a total of 50k. We are attempting to raise 150k through various “streams”. Any other creative ideas would be huge, thanks!

  • Nick Ries

    April 20, 2007, 10:34 am

    Hey shannon!! call me im in san diego!!! i have been trying to get in touch with you!!!

  • pastor Gad turuthi

    July 12, 2007, 5:26 am

    hallo my name is Gad turuthi. i have been doing youth evangelism and outreach in Nairobi Kenya, from next year God has placed in me a strong desire now to mentor the young people by teaching them word , so am starting a youth church in a Nairobi which the capital city of Kenya, i need people who feel called to Africa to partner with me in prayers and finances . if the lord is speaking to you get in touch with me gturuthi@yahoo.com. or cell +254720654658, we need about 2 laptops , an office small van and cash to hire a hall and buy instruments about 15000 dollars

  • pastor Gad turuthi

    July 12, 2007, 5:49 am

    i believe God has ordain this time for Africa to rise, i love what you are doing

  • Daryl & Judy Wileman

    March 23, 2008, 6:41 pm

    Hi, We’re trying to locate VeeAnn Kapp. We were close friends in Jamestown, ND in the early 70s. If you are their son, please write back. Thanks. Judy

  • VeeAnn Yates

    May 13, 2008, 9:43 pm

    Daryl & Judy Wileman,
    This is VeeAnn… Please contact me at my email:
    Shannon is my son. I live in Puyallup, WA. Where do you guys live?
    Lets talk…..

  • pastor Francis

    January 29, 2009, 5:43 am

    I am a minister of the gospel based in Uk and have about 70 members.we have been raisng funds to buy our own property and at the moment we have raise around £60,000 and we desperatley need around £400,000 to put as a deposit of a building that has a price tag of 1.3 million and we are looking for well wishers.
    thank you and God bless as you purpose to give donations.

  • Timmy Gibson

    February 11, 2009, 5:14 pm

    Great stuff! Wish I had read that book when I planted Mercy Church 5 years ago! We had 10 people, and $25,000 to start … we now run 350 and could really use some $$ to go to next level!

    Anyone planting a church I beleive needs at least $75,000 and at $10,000 a month coming in to really do it. THough with God you can do it with next to nothing!


  • Emmanuel Mabona

    October 27, 2011, 2:57 am

    HI! I’m Pastor Emmanuel Mabona, South Africa, Mpumalanga Province, I’m planting a Church and, There are no resource, we are in need of, Sound equipment, Building and the Tent for revivals, If is there help you can contact me through this Email address: semabona@gmail.com, God bless!!!

  • Chris Collier

    March 6, 2012, 4:54 pm

    Hey I am planting a church in the Atlanta metro area. Is there any help in this region? Please contact me.Ckichurch@gmail.com
    Pastor Chris