Craig Miller

Craig Miller has been a highly successful Ministry Strategist for over thirteen years.  He has worked with churches small to very large, spanning over 20 denominations and partnering with congregations to help raise over 200 million dollars.  He has helped churches with a variety of projects ranging from new construction to debt retirement and including building additions, remodeling projects, annual budgets, and endowment work. Prior to entering consulting, he was a Church Business Administrator managing finances, buildings, personnel, and capital campaigns for a 3600-member congregation for 21 years.  His heart has always called him to ministry over money, and he counts changing the church’s stewardship culture as his primary goal.

Craig is a graduate of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV and has a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. He is the founder and former President of the Cincinnati chapter of The Church Network.

Craig and his wife, Cindy, reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is constantly on the lookout for a good BBQ restaurant in between reading and playing with his grandchildren and his dogs.

What is the Impact of Giving Statements?

Are you maximizing the impact of your giving statements? Not only is it important to remind givers of their financial stewardship, but the timing can significantly impact your ability to accomplish your ministry objectives. In early March, the first giving statement...

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Six Reasons to Send a Giving Update on November 30

Most churches have a practice of mailing “giving statements” or “giving updates” to members on a set schedule—quarterly, semi-annually, or just at year-end. Often we include an update on our ministries or a story of a changed life with the giving statement. These are...

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I Have to Write this Blog

I have to write a blog for the Horizons Stewardship Newsletter, and it’s due tomorrow morning. There is an organization in Cincinnati called Lighthouse Youth Services. One of their programs deals with young adults who have “aged out” of the State’s Foster Care system....

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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.


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.



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.



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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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