Success Story: Holy Cathedral Church of God in Christ

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Bishop C. H. McclellandI would, without reservation, recommend Ascend Stewardship & Consulting to a church that is contemplating building. Russ & Team were knowledgeable and trusted advisors. The campaign itself was bathed in scripture, taking us on a journey of trusting and believing God through the process… As a result of this God-given strategy, we raised over three hundred thousand dollars within the first six months and hit our goal within a year. To God Be the Glory!! … Russ has been with us every step of the way….

The campaign manual outlined plans that infused prayer, scripture and seeking God to provide before we even approached the congregation for pledges. Once we were ready to ask the congregation they too went through a series of Biblical application and prayer before they pledged. Thus, building the campaign entirely on faith and trust in God. As a result of this God-given strategy, we raised over three hundred thousand dollars within the first six months and hit our goal within a year. To God Be the Glory!!

Russ has been with us every step of the way. He was at the table as an advisor with the contractors, lenders, architects, and all that goes into the building strategy. As a result, we are able to make sound financial decisions, save on costs and expand our thinking in terms of creative financing, nonstructural concepts as he offered insight based on his years of experience both in the secular world and as a Pastor.

Russ is now a part of the family and we never felt this was transactional but relational. Our dream of Building to The Glory of God, A Greater Facility for A Greater Ministry to Reap a Greater Harvest is now that much closer.

Thank God for what I believe was a divine connection in Russ & Ascend Stewardship & Consulting.

Pastor, Holy Cathedral Church of God in Christ
Prelate, Wisconsin Northwest Jurisdiction
General Board Member