Episode 52: Talking About Money Without Wearing Out Your Welcome

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gary Montgomery, Executive Director of Compass-Kentucky. During their conversation, they discuss the tension of needing resources to accomplish vision and the fear of wearing out the conversation.

Best Quotes

“On the surface, the tension is there because we don’t want to raise funds.”

“The church may feel it’s not very spiritual to talk about money, but it is something that needs to be talked about.”

“Whether it is real or perceived, fear can paralyze the church.”

“We can’t be a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ if we aren’t handling money God’s way.”

“Sixteen of the 38 parables were about money and possessions and Jesus talked about it more than He talked about any topic other than the kingdom of God.”

“Develop a culture of financial discipleship and generosity and that looks like weaving it in to everything you are already doing.”

“We need to be able to celebrate our gratitude in celebration when people give.”

Gary Montgomery is the Executive Director of Compass-Kentucky, Inc. where he teaches people what the Bible says about handling money and how to apply it in their personal lives. Over the last 17 years, Gary has invested himself in full-time financial discipleship ministry working with individuals, churches and businesses across Kentucky and nearby states. He has a passion for helping churches and businesses develop a culture of financial discipleship and generosity. 

Gary joined Crown Financial Ministries staff in 2002 as KY State Director and formed Compass-Kentucky as a 501(C)3 non-profit ministry in 2010, as an affiliate of Compass-finances God’s way. Gary holds a Business Management degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He and his wife, Teresa, have been married for 34 years, have two grown children and reside in London, KY.

Recommended Resources

Generosity by LifeWay

Compass

Your Money Counts by Howard Dayton