Clif Christopher

The Top 5 Ways To Accidentally Reduce Church Giving

In my over forty years of ministry, I have never heard a pastor say he/she has more money than the church needs. I have certainly found pastors who shared that their people were very generous or that they had out-given their budget, but never that they had too much.... read more

The Real Mission

Last week I spoke at a United Methodist Conference. This is the time of year when Methodists do these things and I am usually found speaking at one or two. It is always an honor. At the conference, a man came up to me to ask a question. “Nice job,” he began. “Now, I... read more

3 Common Mistakes that Will Reduce the Success of Your Next Capital Campaign

2017 is turning out to be a busy year for capital campaigns for a number of churches. I know my office has been busy fielding calls nearly every day from pastors or laypersons inquiring about obtaining help with a campaign. I am running into issues with several of... read more

What Now? The Budget.

As it does every year about this time, my phone starts to ring from worried pastors. Easter has passed and all of the focus of Holy Week now shifts to the balance of the year. Pastors and laity both shift their eyes to the business end of the church: the budget. In... read more

Time for Your Annual Campaign

It is now time for you to begin your annual campaign.  It is April and you need to get ready now.   How can this be?  Most of you have scheduled an October or November campaign.  April does seem a bit early.  After all, you do not have a good feel yet for what income... read more

The Third Pocket

The Third Pocket This is the month to take a hard look at how your church is “marketing for planned gifts.” Yes, marketing! All churches are happy to receive an estate gift and a lot of them “hope” they will receive more, but only about 2%... read more

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Who Should Know What People Give?

Clif Christopher, Horizons’ Founder and author of Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate, discusses the most argued-about stewardship topic in the church today: who should know what people give.

 

In this newest video from Horizons’ Giving Intelligence Series, Clif shares his perspective on who should know what people give to the church and why it’s important. If your church leadership has ever disagreed about who should have access to the church’s giving list, this brief video will provide insights and answers to this controversial topic.

 

 

 

 

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Three Reasons Americans Choose to Give

The Power of Thanks: Four Practical Ministry Funding Impact Strategies

 

 

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The Power of Thanks: Four Practical Ministry Funding Impact Strategies

The Power of Thanks

One of the most powerful tools you have for growing giving is saying thanks! Contributors to your church’s ministries should know you are grateful for their support. Saying thanks expresses gratitude, grows giving, and makes you feel good. It only takes a few minutes to say, “Thanks for giving!”

Four Practical Strategies that Will Significantly Impact Your Ministry Funding

Watch The Power of Thanks to learn four practical strategies that will significantly impact your ministry funding from Horizons’ Managing Partner, Joe Park.

 

 

Did you miss the first video of the Giving Intelligence Series?  Click the title below to quickly access it or sign up for Giving365 and access these videos along with many other free stewardship resources.

Three Reasons Americans Choose to Give

 

 

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25 Big Ideas for Growing Church Giving

Take your church’s giving to the next level and start the new year strong. These 25 big ideas from Horizons Stewardship will help you get there. If giving was flat, the number of church donors has declined, or your ministry for 2019 is not fully funded, these 25 ideas offer the strategies you’re looking for.

 

Engaging and keeping givers is a huge struggle for most churches, and the competition for charitable dollars continues to be fierce. If you want to grow giving and see your vision become a reality, 25 Big ideas offers the help you need in this free download.

 

 

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