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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Gary Hoag traveled to the Czech Republic in April 2022 with two objectives: 1) to meet with the administrators of 4D Ministries, and 2) to attend the European Great Commission Collaboration (EGCC) Prague Summit 2022.
God wants all stewards to participate in spreading the good news of Jesus. Consider His 4-step approach and how you might multiply stewards at your church or ministry: 1) I do. You watch. 2) I do. You help. 3) You do. I help. 4) You do. I watch.
We celebrate three years of God’s faithfulness to GTP and invite you to join us in praise and thanksgiving. This infographic illustrates the progress of our programs made possible by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and through your partnership with us.
GTP returned to Malawi to launch “Palmful of Maize” to grow generosity and spread the joy of giving as a reflection of true Christianity by spreading this message to the children in every Sunday School class in the country.
Where do we base our plans and goals? How is our work fulfilling our calling as stewards of God? Is the ministry pursuing God’s Kingdom agenda and not building a second kingdom? This post helps us reflect on these questions.
GTP activated efforts in the Caribbean with a trip to Belize. We did a discernment retreat and program work. This field report shares progress for which we are giving thanks to God in three areas: curiosity, receptivity, and unity.
What is a peer accountability group (PAG)? Why does GTP want to see PAGs flourishing globally? How do the Scriptures encourage peer accountability and building trust? This posts answers these questions.
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.
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.
In the eleventh episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Dan Busby from the USA. He shares how he came to a personal faith in Christ and how he committed his life to serving Christian workers following the example of humble service set by his parents. After decades of service with as a volunteer, staff member, and president of ECFA, he recounts the growth of the ministry accountability movement in the USA and reports that planting the seeds that would grow into the international accountability movement led by GTP ranks among the most important contributions of his career. He concludes by encouraging everyone to support this movement.
In this tenth and final episode of the first season of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Michael Cherenkov from the Ukraine. He talks about how special it is to grow up as a Christian during Soviet times and how that has shaped him into the “storyteller for Jesus” he is today. He shares about his heart for Christian mission, which led him to now serve as pastor to a multicultural church in Washington State, USA. Finally, he encourages the church at large to be resilient, strong, compassionate, and faithful – not just successful – agents of change during these challenging times.
In this episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Adam Walach from the Czech Republic. He talks about how serving God as a Christian businessman led him to pursue a calling as a Kingdom investor. He shares about how he set up the European Great Commission Collaboration (EGCC) with his brothers to engage others in giving to God’s work. He concludes by emphasizing the crucial role Christian givers and business people play in Europe and the world during this important moment in history.
In this episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Anne Zaki from Egypt. Drawing from her theological education background and ministry experience, she explains how to nurture resilience and creativity. She talks about how, as stewards, our focus shifts completely from what is needed from us to be a Christ follower to what is needed for us to be a Christ follower. She concludes by reminding us that God gives freely and therefore we can live and give freely, as well.
In this episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Valentine Gitoho from Kenya. She shares how she came to faith and why she serves in the accountability and governance space, which led to her co-founding AfCAA. She explains that stewardship is not just about stewarding finances but also linked to the vision and mission that God has for each of us. She concludes with a reminder to trust in God and rely on His Word as He is always there for us.
In this episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones speaks with Kehinde Ojo from Nigeria. He talks about his journey from discipling university students to training staff workers to developing stewards with IFES around the world. He helps us see how our ability to steward God's resources in our care is a function of our relationship with Him. Finally, he concludes with keen insights for those who desire to live with relevance and purpose, especially in the COVID era.
In this episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones talks to Rob Martin from the USA. He shares his unlikely story of being involved in fundraising for Christian mission. He talks about how stewardship is tightly intertwined with discipleship. Finally, he encourages us to practice sustained interdependence and to enter a “communion of giving and receiving.”