Podcast Episode 42: How Financial Freedom Empowers Ministry

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Gunnar Johnson, former Stewardship Pastor, author, and President of Learn Generosity. During their conversation, they discuss the power of freedom affecting church ministry.

Best Quotes

“The ideal position for someone is out of debt, living with margin, having a good savings, but also holding possessions lightly and being willing to do what the Lord asks them to do.”

“Financial freedom has given me a lot of empowerment to chase after whatever the Lord has told me to do.”

“I’ve watched people be tangled up in financial bondage and not able to do what God puts on their heart.”

“The person who dies with the most stuff doesn’t win, they just accumulated the most junk.”

“There is so much more of an adventure in Christ waiting for them if they just created some margin.”

“You can’t be a generous giver if you walk in unforgiveness.”

“If you have a congregation that is personally starting to walk in generosity, they are going to attract more people to the congregation.”

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 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.

Recommended Resources

Generosity by Lifeway

Learn Generosity

Christian Stewardship Network

Find Gunnar’s Financial Freedom courses here.