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 most successful do not work in the financial industry at all.”

“Every person has a spiritual gift and they may not be operating in it.”

“Every person has stewardship over three areas of their life: time, talent, and treasure.”

“When you serve, you tithe your time.”

“There are so many people that God has put a business on their heart, but they don’t know how to run it.”

“Even the classes that we teach here at the church, 30% of the people who come do not go to our church.”

“If there was a time to do something, it is right now.”

“When things go down, the first place they are going to go is the church, so we need to already have everything prepared.”

George B. Thompson is a pastor, a nationally recognized financial expert, and a motivational speaker.  He is the author of several books:  Millionaires In Training, Set-4-Life, The Wealth Cycle, and co-author of The Total Package. With passion, charisma, and infectious energy, George delivers practical content in his publications that all expound on easy-to-learn biblical principles on how to achieve your goals, build and maintain wealth, while having fun in the process.  His main goal is to inspire readers and participants to achieve immediate results. George has been a pastor at Faithful Central Bible Church for 14 years and in ministry for over 20.  He is an asset to the body of Christ and the financial industry preaching biblical truths and believes that for one to be successful, achieve financial freedom, and realize dreams, needed are two critical tools:  a Godly plan to guide you and a strategic biblical system to navigate the plan.  George also leads Faithful Centrals Development Corporation Champions for Progress.  His ministry affiliations include ministerial licensing from West Angeles Church of God in Christ, licensing and ordination from Faithful Central Bible Church. He currently serves as a Champion for the Christian Stewardship Network (CSN) and hosts the CSN Podcasts.  He also serves on staff as the Pastor of Stewardship and Finance at Faithful Central Bible Church under the direction of Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer in Inglewood California. Pastor George is a graduate of Pepperdine University, holds a B.A. in Business Communications, is a Certified Estate Planner (CEP), and holds Professional Designation in Personal Financial Planning (PFP) from U.C.L.A.  He currently resides in Inglewood, California with his wife Kimberley and three lovely children: twin boys George III, Alexander and daughter Grace.

Recommended Resources

Generosity by Lifeway

Christian Stewardship Network