Podcast Episode #572
Increasing generosity is not just about asking for more money more often. It’s about building the spiritual discipline of giving. Today, we welcome Jim Sheppard and Steve Caton to the podcast to discuss this and how metrics can help you in your church.
About Jim Sheppard
Jim Sheppard is CEO & Principal of Generis, a consulting firm passionate about helping Churches inspire and cultivate generosity through giving development, coaching and strategy.
About Steve Caton
Steve Caton, Chief Growth Officer at Generis. He leads all marketing and business development activities and provides support and guidance to an expanding portfolio of Generis consultants and thought leaders as they help us live out our mission to accelerate generosity toward God-inspired vision.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Stewardship is not just about money. It’s also about leadership.
- What worked then, doesn’t necessarily work now. Methodologies from the 1990s don’t always work in 2019.
- Developing a long-term system of sustainable generosity takes time.
- It’s hard to deal with a situation when you don’t have good metrics or measurements on it.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
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