Dr. Clif Christopher Author

Since founding Horizons Stewardship Company in 1992, Clif and his strategists have led consultations in more than 2,000 churches, conferences, synods and diocese in all phases of building, finance and church growth, helping them to secure more than three billion dollars. He is an author, frequent speaker at stewardship seminars and a certified church growth consultant who earned the coveted title CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive). Clif was given the National Circuit Rider Award by the United Methodist Church in 1995 for outstanding leadership in developing vital congregations. He has been an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church since 1975, served in pastoral ministry for 20 years, and is married and living in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Top 5 Ways to Accidentally Reduce Church Giving

In my more than 40 years of ministry, I have never heard a pastor say he/she has more money than the church needs. I have certainly found...

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What Now?

As it does every spring, my phone has been ringing lately with calls from worried pastors. Easter has passed and all their thoughts now...

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The Third Pocket: Planned Giving

This is the month to take a hard look at how your church is marketing for planned gifts. Yes, marketing! All churches are happy to receive...

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Start Your Annual Campaign with A Spiritual Walk, Not Money Talk

It’s time for you to begin your annual campaign. It’s April and you need to get ready now. But how can this be? Most of you...

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Setting An Example for Stewardship

While in the Army, I noticed that one of the things soldiers always looked for was the example the commander was setting. They knew what...

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One Billion Dollars a Day

As reported by Giving USA, Americans gave away more than one billion dollars a day in 2015: $373.3 billion, to be exact. This was the first...

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Making Stewardship a Priority

Many pastors move and many churches receive a new pastor this time of year. Most experienced pastors have a routine they like to follow...

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Adding a Mission Piece to a Campaign

If you are thinking about adding a piece for missions to your campaign so you can tell people you are doing something for others at the...

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