• Can have several dinners to reach more members.
• Requires comparatively little time.
• Everyone hears the same presentation.
• Can make good use of audiovisuals.
• Can be low cost.
• Strengthens fellowship.
• Provides face-to-face contact.
• Can distribute materials easily.
• Does not reach shut-ins, nonresidents, or uncommitted members.
• A large crowd can inhibit sharing.
• Reaches only those in attendance.
• Requires extensive follow-up.
Use this campaign when:
• Your church has a tradition of good attendance at dinners and churchwide events.
• You want to provide an opportunity for fellowship and dialogue among members.
• You have a year-round program of stewardship education and mission interpretation in place.
Do not use this campaign when:
• You do not have space to accommodate 100 percent attendance (folks will realize you don’t expect everyone to come.)
• You expect controversy over some aspect of your program.
• Your goal necessitates reaching every member of your congregation.
• You have used it successfully as your sole strategy for more than two consecutive years.