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Your Guide from the First Visit to the Last

 

Potential and Possibility Study

Prior to launching your capital campaign, Horizons conducts a detailed feasibility study to determine an actual anticipated range of campaign commitments, garner support from key leaders, and gain vital insights into the development of campaign and communication plans. Our recommendations utilize the wisdom and expertise gleaned from raising billions of dollars in churches and denominational groups all across the country.

Our Presence

Our Ministry Strategists work only a limited number of campaigns a year, allowing for much more on-site time and schedule flexibility. This allows our Ministry Strategists to be present for all recruitment, training and scheduled meetings. Your strategist will personally continue to guide you during the entire contribution period of your church’s campaign.

Flexible Design Process

We collaborate with your church leaders to design a capital campaign plan that meets your unique needs and context. Strategic design decisions are based on the knowledge and insights gained through the Potential and Possibility pre-campaign study and feedback from your church leaders and staff.

Our Guarantee

If, for any reason, your church is not satisfied with our capital campaign services, you will receive a full refund. Also, after the review of the Potential and Possibility Study, your church can elect to cancel or delay the campaign with no further cost to the church.

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son…”

John 3:16

What To Expect

Your Partner from the First Visit to the Last

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We Listen

Listening to you is always our first step in identifying your unique giving culture.
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A Spiritual Journey

Our mission is to help people grow in gratitude, prayer, and faith as they seek God on a path toward generosity.
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More Time For You

By design, our Ministry Strategists spend more time on-site and are more available to you.
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Holistic Approach

We offer a variety of solutions for the different challenges you face as a congregation.
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Pledge Fulfillment

We create a specific plan for your church to maximize pledge fulfillment and new member participation.
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Our Guarantee

We believe in what we do and the services we offer. Therefore, if you are not satisfied, your entire fee is returned upon the request of the church.
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Ongoing Support

Your Ministry Strategist serves as an adviser and guide throughout the entire giving period and beyond.
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Technology

Horizons takes advantage of rapidly changing advances in technology to better assist you.

RECENT Posts

Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?

How do you know if you are ready to launch a capital campaign?  

 

Kristine Miller, CFRE, Horizons’ Senior Partner, discusses the five important steps you should take prior to launching a capital campaign to ensure successful results.

 

In this latest video from Horizons’ Giving Intelligence Series, Kristine discusses five actions to take prior to launching a campaign for any project such as building, restoration, debt, missions, endowment, or any other capital needs. Has your church leadership wondered whether or not you’re ready to go? If so, this brief video will provide the insights and answers you are looking for.

 

If you missed other installments of the Giving Intelligence Series, click the titles below. Also, sign up for Giving365 in order to access these and other helpful videos as well as more free stewardship resources including insightful eBooks!

Three Reasons Americans Choose to Give

The Power of Thanks: Four Practical Ministry Funding Impact Strategies

Who Should Have Access to the Giving Records

Three Pockets of Giving

 

To access more of Horizons’ free stewardship resources, click the Giving365 logo below.
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A Story of Faith and Transformation You Need to Know

In 2016, St. Andrew, Plano, Texas, faced a significant challenge. Located in Collin County, Texas, one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, St. Andrew was experiencing growth, especially in their contemporary worship service. As a result, several other areas including children and youth, missions, hospitality, and parking were all being stretched beyond capacity to accommodate growth.

St. Andrew’s Growth Paralleled a Focus on Generosity in Their Core Church Language

However, St. Andrew’s leaders had been preparing for growth through the development of their 30-year master expansion plan. The plan focused on four aspects of church life: worship, connect, serve, and give. As growing pains became more intense, church leaders realized it was time to launch a capital campaign. The funds raised would relieve the pressure by beginning to expand critical ministry areas according to the master plan.

Four key aspects of church life at St. Andrew: Worship, Connect, Serve, and Give

 

The Church’s Capital Campaign Facilitated its Larger Generosity Strategy

St. Andrew’s Senior Pastor, Robert Hasley, explained, “We hired Horizons to guide us in determining what to include in the first phase of our capital campaign. Through conversations with our ministry and financial leaders, our committed core of members, and ultimately, the entire congregation, we embarked on an ambitious plan. The result is a worship space that switches from a traditional to a contemporary style with almost the touch of a button.

We now have a worship space that switches from a traditional to a contemporary style with almost the touch of a button.

-Senior Pastor Robert Hasley

This change has enabled us to reset quickly while accommodating both traditional and contemporary worship styles. We also created new and improved areas for students,  children, hospitality, and parking. One of the more significant changes was the addition of a dedicated missions wing for The Storehouse of Collin County–an agency birthed in our church that provides services for Collin County residents in need.”

A Successful Capital Campaign Paid Additional Dividends

In the end, St. Andrew exceeded giving expectations in the capital campaign and moved forward with their plans. In addition, the positivity emerging from the capital campaign created a vibrancy and energy that has impacted ministry in all areas. Rev. Hasley says, “Like our namesake, Andrew the Apostle, we’re a community that loves to invite others to Jesus. As we live out our calling to worship, connect, serve and give, we’re witnessing God move through our community in remarkable ways.”

St. Andrew exceeded giving expectations and moved forward with their expansion plans.

St. Andrew’s journey is far from over. God continues to call the congregation to live out their mission, “Calling the “Christian-ish” to become passionate servants of Christ.”

For more information on the ministry at St. Andrew, Plano, Texas, click here.

To learn more about partnering with Horizons to move your congregation to the next level of generosity, click here.

The Three Pockets of Giving

Are you inviting your members to contribute from all three pockets of giving?

Many churches focus on the annual pocket and neglect to consider the other two–capital and estate pockets. In this next video in the Giving Intelligence Series, learn about the three pockets of giving and why you should be including all three in your year-round generosity program.

 

 

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

Three Reasons Americans Choose to Give

The Power of Thanks: Four Practical Ministry Funding Impact Strategies

Who Should Have Access to the Giving Records

 

To access more of Horizons’ free stewardship resources, click the Giving365 logo below.
Giving365 - Blog - Horizons - church stewardship resource

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