Christian Group Fundraising Ideas

Christian groups strive to spread the gospel of Christ, instill Christian values in the local community, go on missions around the world and seek to help out those in need. Christian fundraising events need to reflect Christian ideals, but that certainly doesn’t mean they can’t be fun! Fundraising for your Christian group can be challenging in a tough economy, you need your event to stand out from the rest.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Severn, MD, Annapolis Area Christian School raised more than $100,000 at its 10th annual Spring Spectacular Dinner and Auction fundraiser, money that will fund projects at all three of its campuses. In Henderson, NC, the Pre-K class at Great Beginnings Christian Childcare participated in the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Fundraisers by other Christian groups include bake sales, rummage sales, product sales, polar plunges, and car washes.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next Christian fundraiser.

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Do-It-Yourself Christian Group Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Christian DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Balloon Bust, Reverse Raffle, Bakeless Bake Sale, Pastor Pays, Singing Christmas Cards, Squeegee Day, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Christian group’s fundraiser.

Community Service – For this fundraiser, the group gets people to sponsor them for each hour of community service. Then, they schedule 20 hours of service over an eight week period. There are many organizations to choose from. On a national level, you can choose from many organizations such as Red Cross, The Salvation Army, or even needy people in your own church. Read more…

Kidnap the Pastor – One youth group decided to “Pastor-nap” their pastor as a fundraising project. On a Friday afternoon, the MTT (Manzanita Teenage Terrorists) came in and kidnapped their pastor. They had a video team on hand and MTT taped the invasion leading to the ransom of the pastor for only $2,000. “If you give us the money, you get him back. If you don’t give us the money, you still get him back.” Read more…

Miniature Bible Town – What started as a miniature building project to teach the books of the Bible to Sunday School children at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, turned into a fundraising event that raised $5,400 to build real homes in Mexico. The children decorated 66 miniature houses, one for each book of the Bible. Read more…