48: Money, Generosity, and Stewardship - An Interview with A.J. Thomas
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September 21, 2017
Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: A.J. Thomas, Founder and Director of the Joyful Giving Group General Topic: Money, Generosity, and Stewardship Introduction to A.J. (0:29) Philosophy of preaching (1:33) Talking about money (2:44) Disconnect between money and spirit (4:00) Discomfort when talking about money (5:12) Comfort when talking about money (7:51) Misconceptions about stewardship (9:37) Approaches to stewardship that hurt the cause (11:55) Misusing the spiritual side (13:55) A stewardship pep talk (15:36) A.J.'s unique take on pledges (17:27) Should the pastor know giving levels? (23:48) Joyful Giving Group (27:01) most challenging communication experience (25:24) Easter or Christmas Eve (29:00) Impactful communicators (30:10) Recommended books and…