Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
This fundraising company, based in Arkansas, has a staff of consultants who provide a wide range of strategic ministry and stewardship planning services, led by Dr. J. Clif Christopher, United Methodist elder and author of numerous books on stewardship. Horizons Stewardship Company has extensive experience with annual giving campaigns, building and capital campaigns, major gifts, grant writing, and planned giving. They also provide education and training in many stewardship-related areas for churches, judicatories, and nonprofits. They provide basic information online about their “stewardship discovery” process, pre-campaigns, and small-church resources, with additional details about services provided by request. Their website serves as an excellent starting point for congregations considering whether they might engage a consultant for coming stewardship projects. A special section of the website offers free ‘white papers’ focused on planned (or legacy) giving, including a sample gift acceptance policy. A monthly e-newsletter helps congregations with tips for money and stewardship. The company also offers a range of educational events, including the “Horizons Academy of Faith and Money” for congregational leaders.