Podcast Episode 37: Topics to Teach Beyond Stewardship 101

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen and co-host George Thompson, Pastor of Stewardship at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, are joined by Dave Briggs, Stewardship Pastor at Central Christian Church, in Phoenix, AZ. During their conversation, they discuss going beyond the basics of stewardship training. Best Quotes “God impressed on me […]

Podcast Episode 34: Is It Stewardship or Generosity?

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen and George Thompson, Stewardship Pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA, are joined by Steve Carter, Stewardship Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. During their conversation, they discuss if the ministry should be called stewardship or a generosity ministry. As a listener […]

Eye Opening Facts From Barna on Church Planting Finances

In 2016 the Barna Group along with Thrivent Financial released a report entitled “Church Start-Ups and Money.” Generosity by LifeWay is actively involved in speaking, training, and supporting the work of church planters. Their financial challenges are front and center to us. Here are some of the more intriguing findings in the report. To be […]

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 […]