Julie Bullock is a senior generosity strategist with Generis, a national consulting firm working with large churches, church plants, multi-site churches across all denominations in the area of accelerating generosity. Prior to joining the Generis team, Julie served as the pastor of generosity at Community Christian Church, a multi-site church in Chicagoland with twelve campus locations. While on staff at Community, Julie served as the director of development for the NewThing Network as a generosity and fundraising coach to new church plants and churches desiring to go multi-site. In addition to her prior work, Julie has served as the director of development for Wheaton College, leading a team of 30 advancement professionals in a $160 million capital campaign and has strong experience in gift planning and charitable estate planning.

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Workshop Session 1: Pre-Launch Fundraising – Getting Started on the Right Financial Footing
You decided to plant a church, and you were so excited about it until you remembered you are going to have to raise the funds. Is there anything more daunting than raising support for a church that doesn't yet exist? Pre-launch is one of the most important phases of a church plant. It is extremely important to line up funding for your church plant so you will be able to make it through the first 18 months, a time when the offerings of your church will likely not be sufficient to cover the costs. In this workshop we will focus on the fundamentals of success in the pre-launch phase. There are few other factors more tied to launching well and sustaining growth than getting started on strong financial footing. Join us to learn practical tools for launching well!
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 322

Workshop Session 3: Having a Bold, Biblical Perspective on Giving in Your Church from Day One
It's difficult to talk about money, particularly when you're starting a new church but also when you are leading a growing church with constant new believers coming in the doors. How do you have a bold, biblical perspective on money without scaring people away? How do you disciple people in this key area of faith when so many are in different places financially? This session will deal with some of the practical and biblical narratives of gospel-driven generosity and how we can better communicate this aspect of discipleship to our people and help them grow.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 322

Workshop Session 4: Church Plant Budgeting – How Much Money Do I Really Need and When?
How much money do I really need and when? Answering this question correctly to the best of your ability (and the abilities of church planters who have gone before you!) will aid greatly in avoiding mistakes down the road. Under-budgeting for church plant expenditures is one of the #1 reasons a church plant does not last past the first couple of years. Join us for practical tools from real church planters who have succeeded and failed in this critical area.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 322

Workshop Session 5: High Capacity Givers: How to Cultivate, Solicit, and Repeat Those Large Gifts
Many pastors and church leaders struggle with the topic of high capacity givers – those in your church with a higher financial capacity. It is important not only to understand the strategy behind raising larger gifts for your church plant but more importantly to understand the mind and spiritual needs of a higher capacity givers. This workshop will focus on the principles of major gift solicitation, including a role play among the presenters. You will walk away from this workshop equipped to succeed in this area of church giving.
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 322

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