Podcast: Episode 1- Unpacking the Generosity Ministry at Summit Church, Blair Graham

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Blair Graham, pastor of stewardship and generosity at Summit Church in Raleigh, N.C. During their conversation, they discuss looking for business leaders in your church to serve on the generosity team and small steps you can take to start a generosity ministry in your church.

Best Quotes

“We heard the gospel preached for the very first time to us and it radically changed our lives.”

“An elder started to disciple me and that was my entry point into being a volunteer in the generosity ministry back in 2008.”

“God actually trains people in finance and money and gives them a passion for stewardship and brings them to your church.”

“Our vision is that we would plant 1,000 churches over the next 40 years.”

“How do we respond to someone that gives a gift to the church?”

“How do you disciple those who have a high capacity with generosity at your church?”

“We believe that stewardship and generosity are a discipleship issue.”

“My role is not to do all the ministry, it is to equip the saints to do the ministry.”

“Start with something you can do consistently and do it well repeatedly and it will bear fruit.”

“I just brought on a leadership team three years ago and it has completely changed the shape of our ministry.”

“You don’t have to be the expert on Day 1, just get on the journey.”

Blair Graham came to faith in Christ at The Summit Church in Durham, NC in 2008 and God has taken him through a very unexpected career transition from the legal profession, to running a commercial real estate brokerage business, to now serving as the Pastor of Stewardship and Generosity at the Summit since 2012. Blair and his wife, Aubrey, reside in Cary, NC, and are committed to disciple-making, exercise, and shepherding their four active kids (ages 3 to 9 years old). Blair and Aubrey continually feel inadequate for the task that the Lord has called them to and would love your prayers for faithfulness and dependence on the Lord.

Recommended Resources

The Summit Church (https://www.summitrdu.com)

Crown Financial Resources (https://www.crown.org)

Financial Peace University (https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu)

Maximize by Nelson Pearcy (https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/maximize-P005316477)

Christian Stewardship Network (http://christianstewardshipnetwork.com)