Episode 65: Smart Stewardship Solutions Increases Resources

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Tim Cool, the Chief Solutions Officer at Smart Church Solutions and author of Why Church Buildings Matter and Plan 4 It. During their conversation they discuss how stewardship of physical resources actually increases generosity. Best Quotes “Stewardship means someone has entrusted something to […]

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 […]

Rating Your Church’s Debt

Church debt can be a polarizing topic. Some are staunchly against it, viewing it as sin. While others are ok to engage some debt even though they would rather not. It feels necessary and practical. I have seen debt bind, divide, and kill a church. I have also seen it propel a ministry forward with […]

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 […]

Vlog: Savvy Stewardship

Savvy stewardship has two steps. 1. Increase above and beyond giving. People love to give above and beyond in five different areas: next generation, capital, local outreach, national ministries, and global missions. Tap into these through an impact fund that is available 52 weeks of the year. 2. Use your increased financial resources in three […]

Episode 58: Turning Stewardship Into Outreach

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by George Thompson, the Pastor of Finance and Stewardship at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA. During their conversation they discuss the stewardship ministry God has built at Faithful Central Bible. Best Quotes “There is a 90% chance that the people who are […]

Vlog: When Is Church Debt Okay?

How do I know when it’s okay for my church to engage in debt? Some of you are cringing at the thought of even engaging in church debt. We all want to be debt free, but that’s not always the opportunity. Consider these questions: Is your current debt at 1x your annual income or less? […]

Episode 57: A Fresh New Resource to Help Today’s Stewards

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Michael Blue, the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Ron Blue Institute. During their conversation they discuss financial hope for a stressful steward. Best Quotes “We need financial literacy, but what we need behind it is an understanding of why we do […]