Terry Goolsby

Terry Goolsby has been a highly successful Ministry Strategist for over 15 years and serves as a Senior Vice President at Horizons. He has worked with a vast array of Christian denominations, both large and small, and has raised over $450 million dollars. Prior to joining Horizons, Terry spent 21 years in local church ministry. He enjoys working with church leadership in discerning and strategizing the goals of the church around vision.

He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Masters of Church Music and Religious Education degrees. Terry is a member of the board for Choristers Guild and conducts a Dallas community chorus which has toured Italy, the British Isles, and sung at the White House.

Terry and his wife, Pam, reside in Dallas, Texas where he enjoys biking, gardening and outdoor activities.

Words to Live By

Self-confession…on the surface, this won’t seem like a blog regarding stewardship. “A Step Along the Way” are words we live by at my house. Affixed to our refrigerator door, the words of this prayer written by Archbishop Oscar Romero have been our daily prayer for the...

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Dedicating Gifts

Trying to keep stewardship “alive” within a congregation throughout the year is a challenge unto itself!  Our parishioners have, quite often, grown to expect the annual campaign for the church operating budget with less than stellar delight. Prior to beginning this...

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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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