48: Money, Generosity, and Stewardship – An Interview with A.J. Thomas – Art of the Sermon

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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 resources (31:01)
Connecting with A.J. (31:33)

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Next Episode arrives October 5, 2017!

An interview with Rev. Dalton Rushing, Senior Pastor, Decatur First United Methodist Church (Decatur, GA)

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