In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, founder of Learn Generosity. During their conversation, they discuss turning generosity passages of the Bible into teaching opportunities.
“Pastors, get your pen and paper ready. We might just give you your sermon for this Sunday today.”
“Anytime you are going to change the culture you have to preach on this stuff.”
“There is a lot of great material in the Bible to preach on generosity.”
“All generosity that is devoid of manipulation comes from a heart that wants to give.”
“Our job in helping someone grow generosity is to help them have a heart that listens better to God.”
“God will tell us to give more than our pastor will ever ask.”
“Cultivating that heart that’s listening to what God is telling us to do will go far beyond guilting someone into tithing.”
“How do you try to lead a church in extravagant generosity when none of you give?”
“The enemy’s tactic with giving is to tell us either you don’t give enough or don’t give at all.”
Before founding Generosity and Stewardship Strategies and co-founding Financial Freedom International, Gunnar Johnson was a local church Pastor and business owner. He had the privilege of serving as an Executive Stewardship Pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake Texas for 11 years. Prior to Gateway Church, Gunnar served for 2 years as a Stewardship Minister at The Hills Church in North Richland Hills, Texas. Prior to 13 years of vocational ministry, he owned a Drywall business in Florida, and a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning company in Texas while serving on staff with Howard Dayton and Larry Burkett at Crown Financial Ministry.
Gunnar has a passion for teaching Biblical Generosity and Financial Stewardship to individuals, churches, non-profits, and businesses. He loves watching how they grow through the power of God’s Word.
You can learn more about Gunnar’s ministry here: www.learngenerosity.com.
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