Donald A. Smith
Such outstanding work led Don to Horizons in 2006 where he was able to focus on helping congregations grow in their generosity ministries. He has been able to combine his experience in revitalizing established churches and planting new congregations with his unwavering commitment to help congregations succeed in raising the essential capital to fund their ministry vision.
Don’s passion for creating and building community, his heart for people and his excitement for seeing congregations succeed in reaching new people, more people and new kinds of people provide motivation for him in his vital work as a part of the Horizons team.
A graduate of Southwestern University and Perkins School of Theology at SMU, Don and his wife, Amy, reside in the Dallas area.
One of the most frequently cited reasons for making a charitable donation is the donor's desire to make a difference in the world. People want to see their donations at work. Donors want to know their gift is making a difference, and they want to see a return on their...read more
This month, the Horizons Blog will focus on “Generosity as Discipleship,” and highlight core philosophies and practices based on this principle. Are you failing to grow disciples? You will fail if you do not include generosity in your teaching. If we, as the church,...read more
I am a frequent traveler to the Holy Land. In 2016, I hosted my 17th tour to “The Land of Jesus” and look forward to returning in 2018. One of the ways I prepare first-time travelers for the pilgrimage is by creating a “Know Before You Go” document that provides an...read more
Christmas Eve services are most often remembered for Carols, Candlelight and Communion. We may spend a lot of time and energy planning for these “c’s,” but what about “Contributions“? How much energy are we investing in planning for the financial gifts people are...read more
This is a season during which those who work for the church reflect on their ministry assignments and how they will work to accomplish it. Many will spend time considering these important questions: 1) How do I spend my time and with whom? 2) Who am I called to serve?...read more