In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, stewardship pastor at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas, founder of Learn Generosity, and executive vice president at MortarStone. During their conversation, they discuss what a thriving generosity ministry looks like.
“We’ve got to define exactly what we mean and exactly what we are trying to accomplish.”
“Generosity ministry is a discipleship ministry it is not a fundraising ministry.”
“What does God want for the particular season your church is in for the lives of the individuals that are sitting in the pews looking back at you?”
“A generosity culture trumps strategy every single time.”
“One common obstacle is the concern that people will reject the message and therefore feel like the pastor shouldn’t be meddling by teaching on money.”
“Spend some of that influence capital by telling them why you are teaching on money.”
“70% of people live paycheck to paycheck regardless of income level.”
“They are not our principles, they are God’s way. And God’s way works.”
“No matter who is in your congregation, if they interact with money in any way, shape, or form, there are biblical principles for them to learn and apply in their life.”
“God has people in your congregation who need this area of discipleship.”
Before founding Generosity and Stewardship Strategies in 2017 and co-founding Financial Freedom International in 2015, Gunnar Johnson was a local church pastor and business owner. He serves as Executive Vice President of MortarStone. Gunnar has a passion for teaching biblical generosity and financial stewardship to individuals, churches, nonprofits, and businesses.
You can learn more about Gunnar’s ministry here: www.learngenerosity.com.
- Lifeway Generosity (https://lifewaygenerosity.com)
- Gateway Church (https://gatewaypeople.com/)
- Learn Generosity (https://www.learngenerosity.com/)
- MortarStone (https://mortarstone.com/)
- Kingdom Advisors (https://kingdomadvisors.com)