Church Debt Reduction Capital Campaign

Reducing or eliminating debt is critical to a church's ability to fully serve its mission. A carefully planned church debt reduction capital campaign can free up funds for other important ministries. Walsh & Associates has been working exclusively with churches for 30 years. We've led hundreds of successful church capital campaigns. We help at every step of the campaign, putting you in the best possible position to exceed your goals. Here are our debt-reduction campaign success stories from churches across the United States.

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Our Debt Campaign Success Stories

St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE exterior

St. Timothy's
Lutheran Church

Omaha, Nebraska
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St James Catholic Church, Belvidere, IL interior

St. James Catholic Church

Belvidere, IL, Illinois
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Wesley United Methodist Church Greenville, TX capital campaign results celebration exterior.

Wesley United
Methodist Church

Greenville, Texas
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Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church

Church of the Resurrection

Grand Island, Nebraska
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Exteropr pf First United Methodist Church, Brookings, SD.

First United
Methodist Church

Brookings, South Dakota
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Zion Lutheran Church Columbus, WI exterior.

Zion
Lutheran Church

Columbus, Wisconsin
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St Francis of Rome Catholic Church,Cicero, IL sanctuary.

St. Frances
of Rome
Catholic Church

Cicero, Illinois
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Front entrance of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Sugar Land, TX, capital campaign.

St. Thomas Aquinas
Catholic Church

Sugar Land, Texas
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St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Norton Shores, MI exterior

St. Francis
de Sales
Catholic Church

Norton Shores, Michigan
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New Life Lutheran, Bolingbrook, IL exterior

New Life
Lutheran Church

Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Cross of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coon, Rapids, MN exterior.

Cross of Christ
Lutheran Church

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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St. Mary Catholic Church, Escondido, CA front entrance.

St. Mary
Catholic Church

Escondido, California
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Front entrances to Sacred Heart Catholic Church & School, Warner Robins, GA.

Sacred Heart
Catholic Church

Warner Robins, Georgia
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St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA exterior.

St. Mark
Presbyterian Church

Newport Beach, California
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Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson, ND exterior

Queen of Peace
Catholic Church

Dickinson, North Dakota
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St. Mary's Catholic Church, Edwardsville, IL stained glass window.

St. Mary
Catholic Church

Edwardsville, Illinois
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Exterior of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Portage, WI

St. Mary
Catholic Church

Portage, Wisconsin
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St. Paul Catholic Church, Sacramento, CA exterior

St. Paul
Catholic Church

Sacramento, California
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Trinity Lutheran Church Belle Plaine, MN exterior view.

Trinity
Lutheran Church

Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sandusky, OH exterior

St. Mary's
Catholic Church

Sandusky, Ohio
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St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, GA exterior.

St. Joseph
Catholic Church

Macon, Georgia
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Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, WI sign

Holy Cross
Catholic Church

Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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Cathedral of the Incarnation Catholic Church, Nashville, TN exterior.

Cathedral of the
Incarnation
Catholic Church

Nashville, Tenneesee
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First Presbyterian Church Normal, IL exterior.

First
Presbyterian
Church

Normal, Illinois
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St. Anne Catholic Church, Byron, CA exterior.

St. Anne
Catholic Church

Byron, California
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St. Joseph Marello Parish, Granite Bay, CA exterior.

St. Joseph Marello
Catholic Church

Granite Bay, California
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Immaculate Heart of Mary, New Melle, MO exterior.

Immaculate
Heart of Mary
Catholic Church

New Melle, Missouri
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Christ the King Catholic Church, Little Rock, AK exterior

Christ the King
Catholic Church

Little Rock, Arkansas
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St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton, MI exterior.

St. Patrick
Catholic Church

Brighton, Michigan
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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Dakota Dunes, SD exterior

Blessed Teresa
of Calcutta
Catholic Church

Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
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Christ the King Catholic Church, Little Rock, AK interior.

St. Joseph
Catholic Church

Sylvania, Ohio
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Mansfield Church of Christ Mansfield, TX exterior.

Mansfield
Church of Christ

Mansfield, Texas
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First Lutheran Church Detroit Lakes, MN exterior.

First
Lutheran Church

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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St. Michael Catholic Church, Farmington, MN exterior.

St. Michael
Catholic Church

Farmington, Minnesota
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St. Anthony Church Indianapolis, IN front entrance.

St. Anthony
Catholic Church

Indianapolis, Indiana
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West Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey exterior

West Side
Presbyterian Church

Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Client Testimonials

“Walsh & Associates has led two fundraising campaigns for Saint Paul Parish. The first resulted in our parish receiving pledges that exceeded our goal by 116%. Our second campaign is currently at 106% of our goal. Our most recent campaign was perhaps more difficult than our original campaign to build a religious education center because it was conducted to reduce our debt. Debt reduction is not a flashy cause and requires that each parish member understands the importance of the goal and each parishioner is given an opportunity to participate in the campaign.”

Leonard Heimericks, Communtiy Gifts Co-Chair, St. Paul Catholic Church, Sacramento, California
Our Dream Continues in Service to All campaign

“As our campaign drew to a close, a long-time member said to me, “I have done six of these. I would absolutely use Walsh again. The results speak for themselves.” Wesley UMC is proud to recommend Walsh to other churches. Thank you for your faithful and professional guidance on our debt reduction campaign. After successive campaigns our leadership team discerned, we needed a different approach for our debt reduction campaign. We were unwilling to endure another “publicity and turn in your card” campaign. Walsh’s emphasis on personal relationships was just what we needed. Not only did we pass our minimum goal and the challenge goal, but we also connected members to one another and enhanced the fellowship of our church body. 

 

Rev. Chris Yost, Pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church, Greenville, Texas

Onward – Accelerating Paying Down Our Debt campaign

“We were struggling with a hangover debt of $850,000 from a much needed $2,000,000 addition built in the year 2000.  We had run a couple of debt reduction campaigns internally with limited success.  We concluded we needed professional help to deal with these financial issues.  Based on your numerous positive results from other churches’ campaigns and personal interviews, Walsh & Associates was retained to assist in our project.  The entire process was really one of education, focus and guided involvement of the membership.  We raised $1.3 Million in pledges and came in under budget with a net cost of $0.05 per dollar raised!  A huge side benefit from using Walsh has been the increased sense of cohesiveness in our worship and ministry.  An excitement about our future is evident.  I strongly recommend your services and thank you for your help in our campaign! “

 

Michael J. Fillmore, Campaign Co-Chair, First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Christ First – Growing God’s Vision campaign