Podcast Episode 34: Is It Stewardship or Generosity?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen and George Thompson, Stewardship Pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA, are joined by Steve Carter, Stewardship Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. During their conversation, they discuss if the ministry should be called stewardship or a generosity ministry.

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Best Quotes

“Most people in the church associated the word stewardship with church fundraising campaigns.”

“We all know stewardship is essential to the life of a Christ-follower.”

“When people understand true biblical stewardship, it changes everything.”

“We chose the generous living brand for our stewardship ministry because it would cast the vision for what a life of faithful stewardship would look like.”

“If I had to do it all again, I would have delegated more and used other people’s material a lot more.”

“Allow your passion for stewardship and generosity to help get your team fired up for it as much as you are.”

“Look at what the mission is of the church and how stewardship can help.”

Steve leads the Stewardship Ministry of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. His passion is helping people take the next step on their stewardship journey. The mission of the ministry team he leads is to encourage and equip people to implement Biblical principles for managing their time, talent and treasure. He wants to see people live the generous life, to which God has called us.

Before stepping into the role of Stewardship Pastor, Steve served as an Elder of Southeast Christian. During those 12 years, he oversaw several ministries and led multiple building projects including the launch of 2 new campuses. In 2015, Steve left a 24-year career in the safety and fire protection industries to pursue God’s calling to full-time vocational ministry.

Steve and his wife, Shelley, have been married for 25 years and have two sons, ages 19 and 14.

Recommended Resources

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

Christian Stewardship Network (christianstewardshipnetwork.com)