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May 4, 2022

Europe May 2022 Field Report

Dr. Gary Hoag traveled to the Czech Republic in April 2022 with two objectives. Firstly, to meet with the administrators of 4D Ministries. And, secondly, to attend the European Great Commission Collaboration (EGCC) Prague Summit 2022.
April 21, 2022

Multiplying Stewards

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.
April 8, 2022

GTP at 3

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.
March 22, 2022

Africa March 2022 Field Report

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.
March 8, 2022

Planning with God’s Purpose and Perspective

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.
February 15, 2022

Caribbean February 2022 Field Report

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.
February 4, 2022

What biblical support affirms the global pattern of peer accountability?

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.
February 4, 2022

Global Network Survey 2022

In September 2021, we surveyed the GTP global network to strengthen our partnership and program efforts. We assessed and summarized the survey results through this infographic.
January 23, 2022

Framework for Discernment Retreats

Because of the pandemic, we have had to rethink how we do what we do. Many have abandoned strategic planning processes and called for help. Here's a tool for discerning direction at your next in-person meeting: the discernment retreat.
December 20, 2021

Africa December 2021 Field Report

This field report chronicles recent GTP work in Malawi, Mozambique, Eswatini, and South Africa from 5-21 December 2021. It activated GTP efforts in the EPSA region, advanced AfCAA standards, and surfaced Country Representatives.
November 22, 2021

Constructive Cross Border Giving Around the World

Cross border giving can create unhealthy dependency on external support. But there are approaches that can help reap constructive results: supporting "coffee bean" strategies and making gifts that "teach people to fish."
October 24, 2021

Latin America October 2021 Field Report

This field report chronicles recent GTP work in Guatemala with Generation to Generation Network (G2G) and CONFIABLE from 16-24 October 2021 in three areas: (1) Reactivate, (2) Recharge, and (3) Replication.
April 26, 2022

Anne Zaki – Living more openly with an open hand

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.
March 24, 2022

Valentine Gitoho – Engaging Christians in fulfilling their God-given vision and mission

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.
February 24, 2022

Kehinde Ojo – Living with relevance and purpose

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.
January 25, 2022

Rob Martin – Practicing stewardship and sustained interdependence

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.”
December 21, 2021

Manju George – Discovering the key to a relationship with God

In this episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones talks to Manju George from India. She talks about how seeing Christ as her Redeemer brought meaning and direction in her life. As a chartered accountant, she shares how her work and calling brings financial integrity and excellence to the lives of the individuals and institutions with whom she interacts. Finally, she encourages us to clarify our relationship with money and God so that we can be generous stewards.
November 23, 2021

Gladys Güitz – Finding God’s treasures in the garbage dump

In this episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones talks to Gladys Güitz from Guatemala. She talks about moving from being merely religious to truly living a life that seeks to glorify God. This led her to co-founding Potter's House Association, which ministers to the poor in Guatemala City. She reminds us to remember our identity in Christ and to follow God’s timing and pace for our lives.
October 24, 2021

Roger Lam – Serving God instead of Mammon

In this episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones talks to Roger Lam from Hong Kong. He urges people around the world to serve God instead of serving Mammon. He talks about increasing our ability to give more freely, especially in a society where the rich have been becoming richer and the poor have been becoming poorer. Instead, he directs us to enrich ourselves towards God and honor God in our living and giving.
September 30, 2021

Zenet Maramara – Growing givers who are generous towards God

In this first episode of Inspiring Stewards, Nathan Jones welcomes Zenet Maramara from the Philippines. She speaks about the spiritual journey of understanding her role as a steward doing God’s work. She also tells us of the strategic work she did to raise local giving and cease dependence on outside funding. She shows us that sustainability is something anyone around the world can achieve and how GTP can help organizations in this area.