Podcast: Episode 8- What a Legacy Ministry Is and Is Not, Bill High

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Bill High, CEO of The Signatry: A Global Christian Foundation. He is the co-author with David Green, founder, and CEO of Hobby Lobby, of Giving It All Away … And Getting It Back Again. During their conversation, they discuss legacy ministry and discipling business owners in the church.


Best Quotes

“The background of growing up poor gave me the passion to teach people about generosity and stewardship.”

“As a result of our work, we’ve seen people dramatically increase their giving.”

“The number one gamechanger that people can teach is that God is the owner and what are the implications of God’s ownership.”

“It’s a simple way to raise more significant money to fund and fuel the mission of the church.”

“They can gather their kids around, treat it as a family foundation, and have discussions around where they want to give and the values that they hold in their giving.”

“Legacy is not just about a planned gift. It is also the idea of what is going to go forward with your life and your values.”

“We don’t have a lot of ministry going on to the business owner.”


Bill High practiced law for 12 years before becoming the CEO of The Signatry. As CEO, he has spent over 18 years helping families live simply and give generously. He specializes in coaching families, individual givers, and financial advisers regarding biblical generosity and family legacy. He and his wife Brooke have four children and two grandchildren. You can learn more about Bill’s ministry here: www.billhigh.com.


Recommended Resources

Generosity by Lifeway (https://lifewaygenerosity.com)

The Signatry (https://thesignatry.com/)

Giving It All Away … And Getting It Back Again by David Green and Bill High (https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/giving-it-all-awayand-getting-it-all-back-again-P006140693)

The Generosity Bet by Bill High (https://www.amazon.com/Generosity-Bet-Secrets-Risk-Reward/dp/076840701X/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=bill+high+generosity+bet&qid=1555361557&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull)

God Owns My Business by Stanley Tam (https://www.amazon.com/God-Owns-My-Business-Formally/dp/1600663400/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Y0LMYU26QK91&keywords=god+owns+my+business&qid=1555361594&s=gateway&sprefix=god+owns+my+b%2Caps%2C239&sr=8-1)

Breeze (https://www.breezechms.com/index.php/)