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."
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.
Celebrate the fruits of the first GTP trip to Ukraine and Moldova from 6-16 September 2021 planned with our partner, Mission Eurasia. Here we highlight three: (1) multiplication, (2) translation, and (3) collaboration.
This post is for all controllers and bookkeepers, legal advisors and auditors, CFOs and counselors, treasurers and secretaries who serve with churches and ministries in paid and non-paid roles. Your technical work matters!
Sustained interdependence is the necessary interplay between people and God that results in fruitful and flourishing ministry. This post aims to unpack the aspects of this necessary interplay so you can experience it where you serve.
How did the early church select an overseer to fill an empty board spot? When Judas left an open spot on the governing body of the early church, Acts 1:21–26 reveals a two-part process for filling his vacancy. It offers fresh insights for us today.
In El Salvador, Panamá, and Bolivia, we deepened relationships, engaged rich discussions about biblical teaching and practical tools for growing stewards, and shared the vision of helping organizations follow CONFIABLE standards for flourishing and sustainability.
Thanks to the gracious hand of God, GTP and NABLA have big news in two areas: Transformational Model and JOE Retreat. We want to share about this model and retreat for possible application in other regions.
Voluntary accreditation is a new concept. There has to be a champion and like-minded companions that are so passionate about accountability that they must do something about it. Here are steps they can follow.
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.
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.
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.