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Building Generosity Through Accountability

LEAD Pods is a USMB podcast devoted to leadership development and spiritual growth. It's "the best of us to the rest of us." Hosted by Matt Ehresman.

EP. 097 - FEB 15, 2024

Like it or not, most ministries require a budget. And even if they don't, Jesus was clear that His followers needed to have an appropriate and God-honoring view of money. As church leaders, how can we realistically encourage and grow our generosity? What steps can we take to earn our congregation's (and our community's) trust so they can be confident their offerings are used appropriately? How can we model generosity to our churches, and just how transparent do we need to be?

This week we're joined by the self-proclaimed "Generosity Monk," Dr. Gary Hoag. Gary is one of our featured speakers at our upcoming convention in July, and he has devoted his career to increasing generosity and teaching healthy giving practices to church leaders around the world. Today he shares practical advice and insightful wisdom that we would be wise to consider in our local churches.MB Foundation has had a long relationship with Gary and is pleased to bring him to the USMB Pastors’ Gathering!

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CORD. USMB is committed to partnering with immigrant congregations. In a world where more than 270 million people are on the move, migration provides an opportunity for our USMB family to consider the mission of the Church. Increasingly, the mission is on U.S. soil. The CORD acronym describes USMB’s partnership with immigrant churches:

  • Connecting immigrant churches to resources and other congregations within our MB family.
  • Organizing and assisting with establishing a stable place of worship.
  • Retooling through biblical training and educational resources centered around our USMB Confession of Faith.
  • Developing pastors and key leaders capable of shepherding a healthy church.

Click here for more information or contact Terry Hunt, CORD Committee chair.


Leadership Pipeline

Leadership Pipeline identifies, invests in and empowers leaders for vocational ministry by providing members with paid ministry internships, free leadership training and connection with local internship possibilities.

Churches and other faith-based organization are also invited to join the Leadership Pipeline. Members will be connected with potential intern candidates and help to prepare for a successful internship experience.   Visit www.leaderpipeline.net to learn more.


LEAD Cohorts

LEAD Cohorts  are FREE online meeting places for small groups of MB pastors and leaders – or anyone interested in learning more about a specific topic or gathering with like-minded people.

The next session of LEAD Cohorts will begin this Fall. Watch your email inbox for information in early September. Here is a list of the cohorts that were offered this Spring. You can expect to see some of these and possibly some new topics later this year. Online registration will be available. If you have additional questions, please email Janae Shafer.


LEAD Coaching Program

LEAD Coaching is an intentional, ongoing life-on-life relationship that empowers the person being coached to realize their full potential, purpose, confidence, courage, joy and vocational accomplishment.

Trained coaches are skilled at listening, asking powerful questions, defining goals, helping you develop relevant action plans and providing the accountability and support for you to succeed.

Watch this short video, or click here for more information or to download the brochure.



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