In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper sit down with radio host and Ramsey Solutions personality, Chris Brown, to talk about the importance of stewardship for leaders. To start they dig into misconceptions of what stewardship is and from there they explore practical ways leaders can grow in it.
- People think of “stewardship” in terms of money and frugality, but what is a broader definition?
- What is the difference between being a good steward and being fiscally responsible or being a good manager of resources?
- How does stewardship counteract greed?
- Why must a leader be a good steward? What impact does it make on their organization?
- What are key areas of life which a leader must steward well, both personally and organizationally?
- How can a leader most effectively communicate stewardship principles and practices in an organization?
“Stewardship means managing God’s blessings God’s way for God’s glory.”
“Stewardship doesn’t just refer to money; it’s all of God’s blessings.”
“It’s not stewardship if you just do it for your benefit.”
“Everything is the Lord’s. If we’re not the owner then we’re the manager.
“The world’s way of handling money is entitlement. God’s way is rooted in contentment and gratitude.”
“There are 2,350 verses in the Bible that talk about money and possessions. There’s an instruction menu there.”
“Once you have the right perspective you can make better decisions.”
“Greed is an innately human struggle.”
“If I’m faithful with Little God can trust me with much.”
“I have to steward my ability to learn.”
“Leaders don’t just steward influence, they steward the culture of an organization.”
“God has given us an opportunity to manage everything in our lives.”
“We have a pronoun problem – my, mine, ours.”
“You are not as self-aware as you think you are.”
“We can’t just have one or two messages on generosity; it needs to be ingrained into the culture.”