Crown Stewardship Podcast Episode 31
This week, we welcome Patrick Johnson, founder of GenerousChurch. Chuck and Patrick discuss the topic they both have made their personal calling and professional mission: Generosity! Patrick works to help churches develop a culture of generosity, all around the world. Patrick will encourage you to change the way you view generosity - from an act of giving, to a way of living. This episode will leave you feeling encouraged, inspired and excited to grow closer to God by becoming joyfully generous.
Patrick is the founder of GenerousChurch and has a passion to see a revolution of whole-life generosity flourish in churches and ministries. Over the last 15 years, he’s partnered with Leadership Network, the Wesleyan Denomination, Converge and other church networks to equip leaders to unleash generous disciples. Leveraging the power of Scripture and story, the products and experiences that he’s created have been used by over 2,000 churches to transform the hearts and minds of Jesus-followers toward generosity as a way of living versus an act of giving.
“We were created in the image of God to be generous. We have the DNA of Jesus and we were made to reflect his generous nature. When you don’t give, you’re going against how God wired you to be, because you were created in the image of a generous God.”
- How do we live in a western culture with affluence and live well following Jesus?
- The national average gives 2% of their income. What would the world look like if people were even slightly more generous?
- Abundance vs. Scarcity mindsets and how they affect how we give.
- Patrick explains the 8 principles that help church leaders create generous disciples.