God vs. Money

Winning Strategies in the Combat Zone

By J. Clif Christopher Published
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Stop falling for Money's false promises, and trust in God's promises. Help those you lead do the same.

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.

Chapters include:

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 Don’t 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


“God vs. Money offers a bold ‘battle plan’ and proven strategies for your local church. I especially appreciate the chapter on major donor relationship development. You will too!”

Clayton Smith, Executive Pastor of Stewardship and Generosity, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS; author, Propel and At the Crossroads





“Clif Christopher gives direct, no-nonsense wisdom on how to win the biggest spiritual battle in American culture. Can’t wait to read this with my college-age kids.”

—Roger Ross, director, The Center of Congregational Excellence, Missouri Conference, UMC; author, Meet the Goodpeople: Wesley’s 7 Ways to Share Faith





“Clif Christopher has been my main go-to coach in applying practical biblical strategies for stewardship in the local church. This is an excellent read for church leaders who find themselves in church cultures averse to using the T-word (tithe). We are the means to resource God’s mission in the world! Clif gives us practical tools we can apply to that challenge.”

—Mike Slaughter, founder and chief strategist, Passionate Churches, LLC; pastor emeritus, Ginghamsburg Church, Tipp City, OH


About the Author

J. Clif Christopher

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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