The Reverend Canon Charles LaFond, an Episcopal priest, speaker, author and blogger has served the Episcopal Church as inventor, designer and lead instructor for Project Resource until 2016, imagining a culture-changing initiative to get basic resource materials and adult-learning in church financial development and membership growth into the churches and dioceses of our church without any consulting fees required, ever, by anyone at any time.
Fearless Church Fundraising is a continuation, in an improved version, soon to include free teaching videos, new books in 2016 and 2017, and upcoming conferences. Charles LaFond’s book Fearless Church Fundraising (a book found on Amazon and at your local book-seller) and this extension website is Charles LaFond’s award winning collection of church fundraising materials built over a 30 year ministry and entirely free for any church, any time, anywhere.
Fearless Church Fundraising is the first in a series of three books on church-based or church institution-based annual pledging, major gifts and membership growth.
We want churches to learn to raise money in order to fund mission. The Reverend Canon Charles LaFond has a passion for helping churches to help people to give their money to Jesus’ mission on planet earth. As Canon Steward at The Cathedral of Saint John’s in the Wilderness, Charles is a potter, bee-keeper, priest, retreat leader, speaker and author on spiritual depth and philanthropy. He spent a decade as a corporate non-profit development officer and a second decade as an Episcopal priest and monk. Charles now lives in Denver where he raises money and membership at the Episcopal Cathedral as a member of its Chapter.
You can read a sample of The Daily Sip at http://www.sjcathedral.org/DailySip/PostID/697.
Please click here to hear a stewardship sermon of Charles’.
Charles has considerable resources for church financial development including videos and manuals on his personal website www.charleslafond.net .
Charles divides his free time between Denver and his farm in rural New Hampshire and lives with a companion English Black Lab named Kai.