April 14, 2023

Put Your House In Order

God cares that pastors and ministry administrators have their house in order. How do we know this? Jesus put the temple in order twice. Read the biblical reflection and get a practical tool to help you put your house in order and position you to increase your ministry reach and impact.
April 8, 2023

GTP at 4

We celebrate four years of God’s faithfulness to GTP and invite you to join us in praise and thanksgiving. These infographics summarize the cumulative reach and impact made possible by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and through your partnership with us.
March 24, 2023

Africa March 2023 Field Report

GTP deployed two teams to five new countries for program work: Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Zambia. See how our collective effort empowered underserved workers to multiply generous stewards and help ministries follow standards for flourishing.
February 17, 2023

Latin America February 2023 Field Report

GTP recently did program work in Guatemala and Honduras. This field report 1) celebrates solid foundation work in both countries, and 2) highlights new growth in people that comes through facilitation and the empowerment of national workers.
December 5, 2022

Turn Dependency into Discipleship

This post offers a biblical solution to the global problem of dependency. To gain biblical insight for addressing it, let us look at the interaction between Jesus and the disciples in the account of the feeding of the five thousand in Mark 6:35-40.
November 30, 2022

Latin America November 2022 Field Report

GTP did program work in Brazil, Chile, and Panama from 5-19 November 2022. This field report highlights how workers in the region have been equipped and launched in four areas: prayer, translations, trainings, and accountability.
October 27, 2022

Africa October 2022 Field Report

GTP traveled to Malawi to check the status of the Palmful of Maize (POM) vision and capture photos, videos, and stories. Here we give you a glimpse of the receptivity, generosity, and accountability we experienced in Lilongwe, Chitipa, Mzimba, and Kasungu.
August 11, 2022

Audit Lessons from Ezra

Does your church or ministry engage in an independent financial audit? Let's look at four lessons from how Ezra stewarded temple resources. Remember: an audit is worth the effort, because when everything is accounted for, the clean result preserves God’s honor and reputation.
July 28, 2022

Southeast Asia July 2022 Field Report

GTP traveled to Indonesia 1) to facilitate Generosity Design Labs with CSA (Philippines) and ICCSA (Indonesia), and 2) to deliver biblical teaching and raise awareness for ICCSA in four cities. This report celebrates God's faithfulness and provision.
July 18, 2022

Latin America July 2022 Field Report

This field report chronicles recent GTP work with a Chilean delegation from Caminando en Victoria, in collaboration with Black Rock Retreat. Learn about how we provided practical training in growing a Christian camp to this pilot group.
June 22, 2022

South Pacific June 2022 Field Report

Naomi Siawarta (ICCSA), Anjji Gabriel (CCTA), and Steve Kerr (CMASC) traveled to Papua New Guinea to meet up with Joshua Harber (GTP country representative in PNG) to do events about ministry accountability and discern if it’s time to start a peer accountability group in the country.
June 18, 2022

How can lawyers help build trust in churches and ministries to encourage greater giving?

Lawyers are almost uniquely qualified to assist in helping churches and ministries set responsible standards of behaviour, which builds trust to encourage greater giving. Read six ways lawyers can help in this area.
April 28, 2023

Fiona Lambert – Inviting individuals to partner with God in His kingdom

In the twentieth episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Fiona Lambert from the UK who serves with Tearfund. She shares how growing up in a mixed background gave her a unique perspective on life and positioned her to fix her identity in Christ rather her culture. As a fundraiser, she finds joy showing people opportunities to partner with God and invest in the work that's already going on. She emphasizes that stewardship is not just about our finances, but how we think about our day and what we do with what we have in our hands. She concludes by reminding us that we don't want to miss out on those opportunities that God gives us to contribute to His kingdom.
March 28, 2023

Barbara Shantz – Matching givers and receivers in partnership

In the nineteenth episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Barbara Shantz from Canada. Barbara shares how her family background and her experience living in four countries have shaped her understanding of how it was like to live in both giving and receiving nations. She reports that her greatest joy in ministry comes from working in partnerships, when we give, receive, and include other believers. She talks about her passion for matching people with similar visions in healthy partnerships. She concludes by encouraging us to take ourselves less seriously and God much more seriously, and to truly enjoy the life He has given us.
February 24, 2023

Philip Chang – Living and working with integrity and excellence

In the eighteenth episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Philip Chang from Malaysia. Philip talks about growing up in a multicultural, multilingual, and multi-religious society and how he came to Jesus. He shares his extensive corporate background and how he got involved in various cross-cultural ministries, testifying that God is at work in the world. He concludes by reminding us to be salt and light and to live a balanced Christian life carrying the Four Great Cs: the Great Commission, the Great Commandment, the Great Commendation, and the Great Collaboration.
January 26, 2023

Esther Zuluaga – Serving indigenous communities and displaced peoples

In the seventeenth episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Esther Zuluaga Gimenez from Colombia. She shares how God has placed in her heart a love for ethnic groups, which led her to serving different indigenous communities and the unreached Pashtun people of Afghanistan. She recounts how GTP’s webinars, trainings, and the Palmful of Maize video have strengthened and empowered her service. She concludes by reminding us that God is the one who brings about change in all aspects of our lives and that our role is to commit ourselves to prayer, the most powerful weapon God has given us.
December 21, 2022

Jim Young – Shepherding people to steward their gifts and passions

In the sixteenth episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Jim Young from New Zealand. Jim discusses his Christian journey from shepherding sheep to shepherding people, and how God has used him in various areas, particularly in Malawi, Africa, where he spent 17 years doing missionary work with Sunday school teachers and children. As a co-founder of STUM (Sunday School Teachers’ United Movement), he encourages us to help people steward their spiritual gifts and passion. Jim concludes by reminding us to fix our eyes on Jesus and find a balance between being realistic and optimistic as we keep on doing God’s work.
November 28, 2022

John Msowoya – Changing mindsets from receiving to giving

In the fifteenth episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with John Msowoya from Malawi. John talks about his childhood and how it led him to focus on ministry with children. He shares how God has called him to co-found STUM (Sunday School Teachers United Movement), which spreads a vision known widely as Palmful of Maize (POM) that teaches the children in Malawi to have a mindset change, to shift from receiving to giving God what they have. He celebrates the collaboration between STUM, GTP, and GenerousChurch, who together aim to take POM to the rest of Malawi, throughout Africa, and to the whole world. He concludes with a challenge for everyone to grow children who serve God and bless their church and community.
October 28, 2022

Veronica Colondam – Stewarding what God has given for the next generation

In the fourteenth episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Veronica Colondam of Indonesia. She speaks about her own faith journey and how her family reflects the beautiful mosaic that is the body of Christ. She talks about why she started YCAB, a foundation that shows God’s love by serving the poor of Indonesia through economic empowerment and educating young people. She celebrates how the gospel has spread online in the pandemic and urges us to be the salt and light of the world by stewarding all we have for the next generation for the glory of God.
September 26, 2022

Carlos Gomez – Joining God as He is transforming the world

In the thirteenth episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Carlos Gomez from Panama. He shares about how he came to know Christ in his teenage years and how he eventually got into missions, first as a missionary, then as the head of a mission sending agency. He talks about how God uses both difficult situations in our personal lives and crises in societies to invite us to see how can we continue doing His work from a different perspective. He concludes by reminding us to be still, listen to God, and join Him in His mission of transforming the world in powerful ways.
August 24, 2022

Gary Williams – Helping Christian organizations steward God’s reputation

In the twelfth episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Gary Williams from Australia. He talks about growing up with a rich Christian heritage and simply trying to use the gifts God had given him. From there, he shares how he and like-minded stewards formed CMA 20 years ago for the purpose of helping Christian organizations remove the obstacles that tend to limit ministry effectiveness. With that lens, he urges listeners to steward the opportunities God gives to us and to steward God's reputation. He concludes by challenging us to be “all in” with our Christian faith.