Podcast: Episode 17 How to Grow a Generous Team

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, the Executive VP at MortarStone and former Stewardship Pastor at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas. During their conversation, they discuss how to get paid staff support and volunteer lay-led support. Best Quotes “If you get the whole staff involved in your […]

5 Motivations To Raise Your Financial IQ

Most pastors see the finances of the church as important but are not really passionate about leading them. I get it, few people are into math, numbers, and spreadsheets. Just seeing the weekly offering number each week is usually more than enough. Someone else can dig into the details. A few years ago we conducted […]

Podcast: Episode 11-Winning in Marriage and Money, Art Rainer

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Art Rainer, author of The Marriage Challenge, and former executive pastor. During their conversation, they discuss why it is important for married couples to be on the same page financially. Best Quotes “70% of married couples say they argue about finances.” “57% of […]

Good, Great, and Anointed!

The Lord has blessed me with having been in and out of scores of churches through decades of ministry. I have been honored to personally experience the depth, breadth, and width of the many expressions of the kingdom. I have seen the inspiring and the troubling. Many of the churches that contact me regarding financial […]

Two Generosity Dreams Every Pastor Needs

Here is an important question every pastor needs to answer. What is driving your passion for increased giving? Most pastors desire increased generosity. Often times, it can be motivated by the simple relief of a profound financial challenge. Other times, it is driven to solve a financial opportunity that is right around the corner. Many […]

10 Observations about High Capacity Givers

I’ve never seen a spiritual ministry that did not have physical needs. In fact, there is a direct correlation between the level of spiritual impact and the need for physical infrastructure. For a church to reach its kingdom potential, it is imperative that it learns how to connect with high capacity givers (HCG’s). As a […]

Podcast: Episode 7- What Does a Generosity Ministry Look Like?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, stewardship pastor at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas, founder of Learn Generosity, and executive vice president at MortarStone. During their conversation, they discuss what a thriving generosity ministry looks like. Best Quotes “We’ve got to define exactly what we mean and […]

Podcast: Episode 4- 30 Easy Money Challenges That Can Turn Your Finances Around

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Art Rainer, the author of The Money Challenge and former executive pastor. During their conversation, they discuss how getting financially healthy benefits God’s Kingdom. Best Quotes “We get financially healthy so that we can then use our resources to advance God’s Kingdom.” “Don’t […]