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Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Abingdon Press
|Publication Date: 2018|
God and Money both make a lot of promises. God keeps all of God's promises, while Money keeps none.
However, Money has better advertising, and we keep falling for it.
Here's how to turn that trend around in your life and in the lives of those you lead. Get practical, up-to-date, expert advice on fundraising--one of the biggest challenges facing church and not-for-profit leaders.
1. The Realities of the Situation
2. The Preacher Must Be the Leader
3. A Theology of Giving Why We Do It
4. Preach It
5. Competing Is Not a Dirty Word
6. Start Now and Dont Quit
7. You Have to Have a Budget
8. Basic Fundraising Principles
9. Making the Ask
10. Big Money - Capital Campaigns
11. Succeeding in a Capital Campaign
12. Easy Money Planned Giving
13. Building, Banking and Bonds
Christopher founded the Horizons Stewardship Company in 1992 following a challenging career in pastoral ministry. He serves as the companys CEO to this day. In his twenty years as a pastor, he led numerous major building and capital campaigns. Since founding Horizons, he and his strategists have led consultations in over 2,000 churches, conferences, synods and diocese in all phases of building, finance, and church growth raising billions of dollars for ministry.
Christopher is a certified church growth consultant and has earned the coveted title CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive). In 1995, he was given the National Circuit Rider Award by the United Methodist Church for outstanding leadership in developing vital congregations. He has personally worked in over 42 states and is a frequent speaker at stewardship seminars around the country. He is the co-author of the book Holy Smoke, the author of Not Your Parents Offering Plate, Whose Offering Plate Is It?, Rich Church - Poor Church and The Church Money Manual.
Dr. Bill Easum, noted consultant and author, said, "No one knows more about local church stewardship than Clif Christopher." Mega church pastor, Adam Hamilton said, "When I have a stewardship question, I call Clif Christopher." Foundation director, David Atkins said, "Clif is one of the most effective communicators in the field of church fundraising today." Author and highly successful pastor, Mike Slaughter said, "Clif Christopher is one of the top authorities on church finance and stewardship in America." Abingdon Press has described him as "The leading voice of finance and stewardship in the Christian Church."
Christopher has been an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church since 1975, is a combat veteran of the Gulf War, and is married and living in Little Rock, Arkansas.