In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Bill High, the President of The Signatry, a global Christian foundation. During their conversation they discuss why every church needs an actual relationship with an institution known as a Christian Foundation.
“So many times we see people who grow in spiritual disciplines, but the last area of discipline is how they steward their money.”
“When people recognize that God is the owner of everything, that’s when their lives begin to radically transform.”
“The idea of a Christian foundation is really the idea of a partner organization.”
“We want to inspire, but we also want to nudge people to action.”
“When churches have a partner organization like us, we can come in and provide some of that inspiration but at the same time provide practical suggestions for members in the congregation to take action.”
“Whenever we see people who make gifts of something other than cash that’s where we see one of the great impetuses to generosity.”
“Too many times I see pastors who think of themselves as like a retail store. They are waiting for people to walk in the door and to hopefully leave a check in the offering plate or give an online gift.”
“In the next four months, people are going to be making giving decisions that the church and the pastor could be a fundamental part of that would unleash a new realm of generosity and a new realm of discipleship for so many people.”
Bill High practiced law for 12 years before becoming the CEO of the 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.