Inspiring Stewards is GTP's monthly podcast where we talk to ordinary stewards through whom God is doing extraordinary things.

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Episodes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dan Busby – Planting the seeds for the international accountability movement
    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.
  • Michael Cherenkov – Telling God’s story in challenging times
    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.
  • Adam Walach – Investing in God’s Kingdom
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”