FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Dallas, October 2, 2023] - LeadingSmart, an organization focused on leadership development, and Horizons Stewardship, a leading provider of integrated funding solutions, are pleased to announce their partnership to address strategic challenges leaders of church and faith-based nonprofits face.

The collaboration between LeadingSmart and Horizons Stewardship and Horizons Stewardship comes at a crucial time when church and faith-based nonprofit leaders are experiencing complex challenges, including leadership development, succession planning, cultural transformation, staffing issues, governance matters, and crisis situations. Through this partnership, both organizations will combine their expertise and resources to provide comprehensive solutions that empower leaders to navigate and overcome these obstacles effectively.

LeadingSmart, founded by Tim Stevens, most recently an Executive Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church (Chicago, IL), has empowered leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the complexities of the modern world. His extensive experience in leadership development, combined with his deep understanding of the unique challenges church and faith-based nonprofit leaders face, makes him an ideal partner for Horizons Stewardship.

Horizons Stewardship is well-known for its expertise in providing integrated funding solutions for churches and faith-based nonprofits. In fact, they’ve helped thousands of clients raise more than $10 Billion for ministry impact. With three decades of experience and a proven track record of success in guiding organizations to achieve financial sustainability and develop cultures of generosity, Horizons Stewardship brings valuable insights and resources to the partnership.

Together, LeadingSmart and Horizons Stewardship aims to support churches and faith-based nonprofits by addressing critical areas such as leadership development and succession planning, fostering positive organizational culture, optimizing staffing strategies, strengthening Boards, and providing guidance during crisis situations. The partnership will leverage the collective knowledge and experience of both organizations to offer tailored solutions that meet the specific needs of each institution.

As part of this collaboration, LeadingSmart and Horizons Stewardship will develop joint programs, workshops, and resources designed to equip leaders and institutions with the necessary tools to overcome strategic challenges. These initiatives will provide practical guidance, expert insights, and proven strategies to empower church and faith-based nonprofits to thrive in an ever-changing environment.

Both LeadingSmart and Horizons Stewardship are excited about the potential impact of this partnership on the religious community. By combining forces, they aim to support organizations in fulfilling their missions, strengthening their communities, and making a positive difference in the world.

For media inquiries or further information about the LeadingSmart and Horizons Stewardship partnership, please contact:

LaTresa Wilson
Director of Operations
Horizons Stewardship
lwilson@horizons.net

 

FAQs

Q: What is the purpose of the partnership between LeadingSmart and Horizons Stewardship?

A: The partnership aims to support church and faith-based nonprofits in addressing strategic challenges such as leadership development, succession planning, cultural transformation, staffing issues, governance matters, and crisis situations.

Q: Who are LeadingSmart and Horizons Stewardship?

A: LeadingSmart is an organization specializing in leadership development, founded by Tim Stevens. Horizons Stewardship is a leading provider of integrated funding solutions for churches and faith-based nonprofits, focused on growing cultures of generosity and financial sustainability.

Q: What expertise do LeadingSmart and Horizons Stewardship bring to the partnership?

A: LeadingSmart brings extensive experience in leadership development and an understanding of the unique challenges leaders face in a dynamic ministry environment. Horizons Stewardship provides expertise in integrated funding solutions and guiding organizations to achieve financial sustainability and develop cultures of generosity.

Q: What specific challenges will the partnership address?

A: The partnership will address strategic challenges such as leadership development, succession planning, cultural transformation, staffing issues, governance matters, and crisis situations faced by church and faith-based nonprofits.

Q: What kind of support will be provided by the partnership?

A: The partnership will provide comprehensive solutions, including joint programs, workshops, and resources designed to equip leaders and institutions with the necessary tools to overcome strategic challenges.

Q: How will the partnership benefit church and faith-based nonprofit ministries?

A: By leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of both LeadingSmart and Horizons Stewardship, the partnership will offer tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of each ministry, empowering them to thrive in an ever-changing environment.

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