OUR MISSION REMAINS
Capital Stewardship Services exists to partner with churches to not only raise capital funds for building facilities, but to eliminate debt, expand ministries and develop leaders, resulting in increased attendance and income for your church.
PASTORS TRUST CSS
“After conducting two short campaigns of our own with limited success we felt it necessary to go to the next level. Our congregation was refreshed and responded to the spiritual journey they were led to follow. I personally learned a great deal about leadership, vision casting and the power of teamwork during this campaign. I am thankful that we exceeded all three of our financial goals. Life Church has been changed and changed forever.”
Pastor Stan Gleason
Kansas City, Missouri
“Mark will out work, and out inspire anyone in the business today, equipping you and your leaders to go above and beyond what you think possible. Mark is highly professional, impassioned, and knowledgeable leader who makes the difference between a good campaign and a great campaign. It’s not just about process, guidance is the intangible element that determines success or failure. CSS provides both. No pastor can afford to get a campaign wrong. If you do, you are stuck with the results for years to come. CSS will get it right and your church will move ahead three to six years. A capital campaign is about uniting the church around a shared vision, involving the people in the ministry and developing the leaders for the future. CSS does all this, and prepares your church to give sacrificially. The key to standing out in the crowd is having CSS partner with you and your church.”
Pastor Jonathan Barley
“Mark Mensendiek of Capital Stewardship Services was recommended to us from several friends. Our office staff interviewed eight campaign companies, but felt that Mark excelled the others far and away. His superior time, devotion, passion, and communication skills were present throughout the entire campaign. From the preliminary work through the follow-up, Mark has become more than an advisor, but a personal friend. I join with many of my friends to recommend Mark most highly to any church or organization considering a capital campaign. You will not be disappointed!”
Pastor Ken Gurley
“On February 21, 2010 New Life Fellowship committed $1.5M to our Just Think capital campaign. This amount was 3.2 times our annual income, marking the first time in our history that we saw the future for what it could be. Mark Mensendiek has enabled us to achieve our goals of a 600 seat sanctuary,150 seat Kidz Worship Center, a fellowship hall three times our current size, and numerous classrooms, offices and additional ministry spaces. We are living our dream.
Through this process our church family have not only seen the vision of the new building but they have also caught the reason for their effort. CSS has given us the plan to be debt-free in 5 years which will help us to leap over 15 additional years of mortgage payments. We are the head and not the tail.
The future of our church has so radically changed since Mark’s first visit that we are looking toward the future with the confidence afforded only by the largest churches. I know that we echo the many ministries that have been so wonderfully impacted by Mark’s passion and desire to see Kingdom-minded success. He has partnered with us and we are experiencing the tangible results because of his professional, step by step consulting, and customized plans and resources that rallied our entire church around our building project.”
Pastor Jeffrey Harpole
Terre Haute, Indiana
“Without faith it is impossible to please God, therefore as children of God we MUST live by faith. Hence, it is no surprise that this journey was a true venture of faith. For quite some time, it has been our objective to accelerate our building project. At first, I was concerned about introducing this new concept/project to our congregation, not being certain of how they would receive it. However, the Lord gave me the assurance to move forward. Consequently, when we brought in our consultant Mark Mensendiek and he explained how the Capital Campaign was going to impact our church, our families and the city of Mt. Vernon, everyone became excited and bought into the vision. Mark Mensendiek has such a deep passion and enthusiasm for what he does and you can clearly see the hand of God guiding him in this capacity. To date, the commitments received have far exceeded our expectations. Therefore, we sincerely thank God for Mark Mensendiek, certainly he has been instrumental in making our Capital Campaign Project a reality.”
Rev. Arthur Thomas
Mt. Vernon, New York
“In any endeavor as important as moving into larger facilities to accommodate your vision each decision is critical. One critical decision that was incumbent upon us was choosing the right person to lead us in our stewardship campaign. We choose Mark Mensendiek and his company Capital Stewardship Services, and we could not have chosen better.
Under the leadership of Mark Mensendiek it is clear, concise, and simple, your Capital Stewardship Campaign will be an overwhelming success!”
Pastor David Keller
Fort Wayne, Indiana
“Two thumbs up for Capitol Stewardship Services and its president Mark Mensedeick!
Our church considered a couple of Stewardship Consulting options, but soon after meeting Mark there was no other option for us. What he brings to the table is far more than consulting. I’ve not met anyone that has a better understanding or more experience in this field. The results of our campaign has exceeded my expectations and for that I am grateful. Mark will soon become one of your closest friends and allies, he is a catalog of information and it doesn’t take long to see he was born to do what he does. I am convinced that no one does it better than CSS.”
Pastor Phil Bridges
“Mark Mensendiek guided our church to a successful capital stewardship campaign. We needed a competent, professional, successful voice to lead our church to new heights, and he was that for our leadership team, and supported me as the pastor to be that voice to our congregation. Working with Mark allowed our congregation to reach a new pinnacle of cooperation and focus. I am thankful to have had him help me lead our team.”
Pastor Mark Johnson
“Pastor’s talk about the value of vision, but in our capital stewardship campaign, Mark Mensendiek taught me to communicate a compelling vision that created confidence and commitment in our congregation.”
Pastor Darrell Johns
“After experiencing the effects of a slumping economy, we needed something to lift our faith. We received commitments that went above and beyond our need. Our church has never been the same. If you have a need for raising capital funds, I will tell you that the financial counsel Mark Mensendiek provides along with his training materials and resources simply works.”
Pastor Chuck Carr
“We commend you for your ministry, encouragement and support. Our Advisory Team would testify that we could not have had this type of successful campaign without you. Please inform other churches that we are happy to serve as a reference for you. Thank you again for your partnership.”
Pastor Jul Medenblik
New Lenox, Illinois
Brian and Amy Meister
“Thank you for the direction to get us organized in our efforts to build. The plan has assisted us in portraying a professional and intelligent approach to our capital campaign. The brochures, prayer cards, and DVD shows our church and our community that we are serious and organized in our building stewardship campaign. This will go far in convincing our builder, contractors and bank that we know what we are doing, and that we will succeed.”
“What stood out above everything else was the enthusiasm, competence and warmth shown by our consultant. His ‘hands on experience’ in congregational ministry and love for Christ’s Church inspired our entire team to excel. The professionalism and expertise provided to me and our leaders has heightened my leadership role in the church. And oh, yes, thank you also for a successful campaign.“
Pastor Tom Trimble
St. Charles, MO
“What stood out above everything else was the enthusiasm, competence and warmth shown by our consultant. His ‘hands on experience’ in congregational ministry and love for Christ’s Church inspired our entire team to excel. The professionalism and expertise provided to me and our leaders has heightened my leadership role in the church. And oh, yes, thank you also for a successful campaign!”
Pastor David Glesne
“Under the professional direction of Mark Mensendiek, our church has climbed to heights that before were not even on our horizon.
Although we were stretched and taken to a new level, Mark presented us to us a clear plan that was easily handled by a staff that has never worked at this level before. Outside of his intense work ethic, passion displayed and sheer determination for success four our church, Mark’s sincerity was evident as he showed care, respect and love for our church and myself personally.
Through Mark’s services our church was able to reach commitments of 5 times our operating budget! We are so satisfied with Mark, and what he brings to our church, that we are having him back to help us to become even more effective and efficient as a church.
I join the hundreds of pastors and the thousands of people who have been impacted by Mark’s services, and I highly recommend that you do the same!”
Pastor T.J. Meehan
“Our church was experience spiritual growth as well as numerical growth. We were rapidly running out of space in our facility.
When Mark Mensendiek of Capital Stewardship Services walked into our lives, it provided the clear direction and purpose that the people of Crossroads needed to unite to unite for the future. It was more than just a capital campaign.
Mark provided the inspiration for Crossroads to think big and to reach beyond the ordinary. At that time we were the smallest church that Mark had worked with. By following his campaign outlines and adhering to his leadership principles, we have seen the continued growth and financial increase that he assured would come.”
Pastor Kurt White
“Mark Mensendiek and Capital Stewardship Services provide more than just a strategy for a church to raise money. They provide an opportunity for a congregation to go to the next level in faith, commitment and sacrifice.
I highly recommend Mark and his team if you are desiring to see the future God has destined for you and your assembly.
With years of experience, Mark will guide your church through the steps necessary to overcome any obstacle that may be in the way and arrive at the vision God has placed in your heart.“
Pastor Darin Sergeant
San Diego, California
“At APC, our motto is “Out of the ordinary into greatness…Take the step,” and we truly feel that we took that step when we began our capital stewardship campaign.
Mark Mensendiek of CSS was instrumental in transitioning our church out of a typical church building fund program into an active capital raising program.
Six months after the launch of our campaign, we were able to break ground by the help of the Lord and the sacrificial giving of our members!
We thank God for the role CSS has played in making our vision a reality!”
Pastor Audley Castro
Pickering, Ontario Canada
“In 2012 our church was blessed to be able to purchase 40 acres. We have prayerfully been proceeding with plans to build our new 24,000 sq ft campus while praying on how to raise the finances that would allow us to accomplish the building of our new facility.
Thankfully, Mark Mensendiek was recommended to us. From the beginning Mark shared with us the numbers that we could realistically expect to raise based upon our current membership and financial status.
Mark established teams that would have a focused objective, while also working alongside other teams to achieve the overall goals of our campaign.
Mark’s continued communication and consultation enabled us to put our focus in the right places and avoid pitfalls that would sidetrack our campaign.
The end result was a miracle commitment of $1.4M and $16,000 committed to be given each month for the life of the giving season.
Because of Mark’s guidance through this campaign and his commitment to continue to guide us through the giving season, I am confident that we will not only reach our financial goals, but succeed in building our new campus.”
Pastor Jason Staten
Lexington Park, Maryland
“Thank you for providing an amazing journey for our church. Your talents and gifts enabled us to experience an impossible miracle.
Our church has been energized and as a direct result of our capital campaign, our attendance has increased from 125 to 180.
As a pastor I learned more about revival and church growth than ever before. Our church committed from 82 families $754,000 over years. It was a “Wow” amount. We could have never accomplished this without the leadership and assistance of Capital Stewardship Services and Mark Mensendiek.
Again I want to express our deepest thanks and appreciation.”
Pastor Jim Church
Ottawa, Ontario Canada