Joshua Gagnon

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Ep 125: "How Much Should I Give?" with John Cortines

Welcome to the 125th episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

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Thoughts from this episode:

 

A faithful reading of scripture leads not to the question, “How much should I give?”, rather, it leads to the question, “How much do I need to keep?”.

 

If God brings more, it’s not to increase our standard of living, but rather increase our standard of giving.

 

Tell stories of radical generosity.

 

Generosity that soothes the soul and heals the body is generosity that is integrated into one’s lifestyle, material to the giver, and joyfully done from an attitude of abundance.

 

If you can’t trust the church with your money, why are you comfortable trusting them with your salvation?


 

John Cortines:

 

Generousgiving.org

 

God & Money:

 

https://www.amazon.com/God-Money-Discovered-Business-Paperback/dp/1628624736/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527982986&sr=8-1&keywords=god+and+money+by+john+cortines+and+gregory+baumer


 

As church leaders, we can all agree that we need financial support in order to keep our ministries running. But what if we’re missing the bigger picture when it comes to generosity? What if it’s not about money at all? Listen in as we discuss how the giving conversation is all about being Kingdom-minded and how to communicate that to the people at your church today on the JGLP.