Rich Church, Poor Church

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Does your church have the necessary funds to do ministry?

In Dr. Clif Christopher's nearly forty years in ministry as a pastor and President of Horizons Stewardship Company, he has witnessed the financial stewardship practices of thousands of churches. A few have exceptional records in acquiring and managing the necessary funds for mission and ministry, but the vast majority struggle every year to get by.

In this important new work made even ...

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Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry

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Overview

Does your church have the necessary funds to do ministry?

In Dr. Clif Christopher's nearly forty years in ministry as a pastor and President of Horizons Stewardship Company, he has witnessed the financial stewardship practices of thousands of churches. A few have exceptional records in acquiring and managing the necessary funds for mission and ministry, but the vast majority struggle every year to get by.

In this important new work made even more relevant by our economic times, Christopher contrasts the traits of the most productive congregations with those who perennially fail to secure the funds to perform transformational ministry. Some churches practice the necessary financial habits that form the foundation of successful ministry, and others waste valuable resources and undermine ministry opportunities.

Through Christopher’s insight born out of years of experience and consultation, readers can assess the financial condition of their own churches.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426743368
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 225,130
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Clif Christopher, MDiv, CFRE, is the CEO of the Horizons Stewardship Company. He is a certified church growth consultant and has earned the coveted title CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive). Christopher founded the Horizons Stewardship Company in 1992 following a challenging and rewarding career in pastoral ministry. Since founding Horizons, he has led consultations in more than four hundred churches, conferences, synods, and dioceses in all phases of building, finance, and church growth. For the last ten years years, Christopher has secured more than $500 million for his clients. He has worked in more than thirty-two states and is a frequent speaker at stewardship seminars around the country. He is the author of several books including Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate, which was published by Abingdon Press. Christopher has been an ordained minister of The United Methodist Church since 1975. He is a graduate of Hendrix College and Emory University. Christopher and his wife have four children.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Why Give to the Church? 1

2 Know the Mission 11

3 Who Is Leading? 27

4 Principal Not Payments 35

5 Asking 45

6 Being Thankful 53

7 Expecting 61

8 Knowledge or Ignorance 71

9 Stewardship without Apology 81

10 Transformation 89

11 Becoming a Rich Church 99

Afterword 107

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  • Posted January 28, 2013

    Great quick read on the subject

    Clif Christopher really has his pulse on this subject. A quick, easy read that describes his experiences in a understandable format. Practicable changes that can be made in your church by changing your perspective on why its there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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