Discipling High Capacity Givers

As a pastor, I have consistently provided small group opportunities to help Christians struggling with debt. It has been a high priority to put them on the path to financial freedom with the application of biblical principles in money management.  In recent years, I’ve noticed a lack of these kind of discipleship opportunities for believers […]

Podcast Episode 25: The Yearly Stewardship Plan of Saddleback

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by a special co-host, George Thompson, Stewardship Pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church and board member of Christian Stewardship Network. Their guest today is Chris Goulard, Pastor of Strategic Advancement at Saddleback Church. During their conversation, they discuss what a churchwide stewardship plan looks […]

Giving Trends Are Shifting

Every year a new annual report of sorts is delivered on the state of charitable giving in our country. It is called Giving USA and there is simply no better resource for the most current data on previous year’s generosity stats and trends. The report is extremely comprehensive reflecting on a myriad of studies across […]

Podcast Episode 22: The Power of Ease and Simplicity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Jon VerLee, the founder of Breeze. During their conversation, they discuss how to make giving easy for members of your church. Best Quotes “We see ourselves as the technical support arm for the churches we serve.” “At the church, our vision was to […]

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 […]