Episode 82: The Presence of God and Generosity

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Vance Pitman, the pastor at Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. During their conversation they discuss the power of God’s presence and how His kingdom ushers in generous living.

Best Quotes

“We all know He is faithful in calling us, what we sometimes don’t have is the confidence that He is also faithful in bringing it to pass.”

“My job is to pursue Him and find out what He is doing and where He is at work.”

“A lack of clarity is always an invitation to deeper intimacy.”

“God will use every decision, even the wrong ones you make, to shape you and write your story.”

“The bigger arc of the story God was writing was more important than the detail of that particular decision.”

“God can do more with His manifest presence in 5 minutes than we can accomplish in 50 years.”

“For us as the church to capture the wind of the movement of the Holy Spirit of God, we must be people who pray, we must be people who are grounded in the Word, and when we do that we see God move in power to expand His kingdom to the ends of the earth.”

“The Christian life is not me living for Jesus, but Jesus living His life in and through me.”

“In the midst of the toughest year in the last 50 years in America, our church has experienced the greatest year of financial generosity in the history of our church.”

“If you are going to be a pastor who leads your church to have a culture of generosity, you personally must be someone who lives generously.”

“When you obey God in the principles of generosity, you will be overwhelmed at the provision and the faithfulness of God.”

“God has always required a portion, but then sometimes God calls us to radical sacrifice and that is how God fuels His mission.”

“The primary call on your life is not ministry. The primary call on your life is intimacy.”

Vance Pitman is the Senior Pastor of Hope Church, a family of believers in Las Vegas, NV, who are focused on the mission of connecting people to live the life of a Jesus follower.  As a seasoned church planter who has commissioned more than 50 churches in the western United States, he is also a national mobilizer for NAMB, and a national resource leader for The 6:4 Fellowship.  Vance speaks across the country and all over the world to inspire people to join in God’s eternal, redemptive mission of making disciples and multiplying the church among every tribe, tongue, people, and nation.  Vance resides in Henderson, NV with his wife Kristie, has four children and two grandchildren, and is the author of UNBURDENED: Stop Living for Jesus So Jesus Can Live Through You.

Recommended Resources

Generosity by Lifeway


Soul Generosity

Unburdened by Vance Pitman

The Life of a Jesus Follower Bible Study


The Vance Pitman Leadership Podcast