Bethel Lutheran Church
Pastor Jeff Wilson reached out to GSB Fundraising because the congregation was facing a $40,000 deficit and had no more reserves upon which to rely.
Pastor Jeff heard about GSB through other local churches who not only achieved their financial goals but experienced important cultural changes as well. Consultant Paul Marsh helped Bethel’s leaders develop a special appeal to fill that $40,000 gap.
“I was skeptical at first. As a pastor, I constantly hear from organizations that want to offer their service. In early 2019, our best financial projections were dire. Our leaders took a risk and we started working with Paul. We were surprised at the focus on ministry and gratitude. Our congregation felt a sense of clarity, purpose, and hope that we could close the gap. We not only met, but exceeded our goal! The congregation’s generosity helped our leaders focus more on ministry than on money, and we have a strong sense of confidence and thankfulness as we begin 2020.” – Pastor Jeff