Episode 66: How Financial Health Increases Future Generosity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Michael Martin, the President of ECFA, Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability. During their conversation they help pastors understand how givers view financial accountability helping them become more generous. Best Quotes “What are some ways that you can actually demonstrate and communicate the ways […]

Vlog: Most Generous Era in American History

Generosity is on the rise all across our country. We are living in the most generous era in American history. There are more nonprofit causes today than ever. They are growing at a faster rate than the for-profit business. It’s a great day to be in the business of generosity.

10 Clues To Know Church Debt Is Right

If you are one of my good stewardship friends and are cringing at the title of this blog, please forgive me and read on. Debt is a very polarizing issue, no one is really for it, but some are willing to leverage it. Then, others leverage it way too much and get into big trouble. […]

Episode 63: What Does Extravagant Generosity Look Like for Your City?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by David Dykes, lead pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX. During their conversation they discuss how the church should be known as the most generous organization in the city. Best Quotes “We challenge our members to go into the community and […]

Episode 62: Millennials Radical Approach to Money and Generosity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by John Cortines, co-author of God and Money and True Riches, and COO of Generous Giving. During their conversation they discuss how John’s life purpose was unexpectedly and radically changed. Best Quotes “God took a couple of knuckleheads with really bad theologies of money […]

Vlog: 5 Steps to Grow Joy-Filled Generosity

Second Corinthians 9:7 says, “Each person should do as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or out of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver.” Pastor, I’m sure you’ve heard and given sermons on this verse about being a cheerful giver. You probably know that the greek word refers to being beyond cheerful, […]

Master Your Money

When was the last time you counseled someone through a difficult decision? Yesterday? Last week? Likely it was sometime in the recent past! Although there are decisions where the answer is black and white, don’t you find that most hard decisions are nuanced and require you to access wisdom as you shepherd and lead people? […]

Episode 60: How a Financial Planner Can Help a Pastor

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Harry Pearson, the founder of OneAscent. During their conversation they discuss how financial planning ministry can help a staff team and church ministry. Best Quotes “Do you know if your current investments are aligned with what you said was important?” “God has walked […]