The Fundamentals of Stewardship Ministry

In this episode of Stewardship Leader, Chris Goulard, a 15-year stewardship veteran, shares the early days and some of the philosophies that went into building the Stewardship Ministry at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. You’ll learn great insights into what it takes to start and run a thriving stewardship ministry that transforms your culture into a culture of generosity and good stewardship.

Things you’ll hear and learn from this episode

  • “It’s about building a ministry not about running a program.”

  • “For a ministry to be really effective, the ministry work has to be done by the volunteers.”

  • Helping other ministries in the church disciple people in the area of finances is a great way to have a bigger impact.

  • “I don’t think you can have an effective and mature discipleship process in the church without stewardship being a significant component of it.

  • “If a church is really looking to build a stewardship ministry, they should first ask, “what do we want to accomplish as a church?”

  • “What do we want to do and who do we want to be as it relates to stewardship?”


CSN Stewardship Impact Workshop
CSN Annual Forum - March 2020