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Greg began his career with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, and healthcare.  He then worked as an investment professional for the private equity firm Advent International, where he focused on investments in the healthcare sector.  After earning his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2015, Greg joined Nashville-based healthcare technology startup naviHealth as vice president of product development and innovation.

It was while taking a Harvard Divinity School course called God & Money that Greg began to think deeply about the intersection of faith and finance. As he came to the startling conclusion that underpins God and Money (formerly titled Through the Needle)—that Christians are called to a radical level of generosity—he began to move beyond tithing and embrace a financial strategy centered on giving.  Greg now hopes to experience the incredible joy and satisfaction that comes only through generously serving God with his wealth.  He also aspires to participate in the mobilization of God’s church to launch a wave of generosity never before experienced on earth.

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] Why it's not wrong to create wealth for yourself

[3:56] The conclusion Greg drew about how to use money from reading the scriptures

[5:50] Caps that Greg and John suggest creating with your family

[8:28] Looking for the best Kingdom Focused ROI

[12:27] How Greg was tested to practice what he preached after only 6 weeks on his new job

[15:47] More lessons Greg learned during his time at Harvard Business

[17:59] Engaging in generosity in groups rather than individually

[19:54] How sharing financial information with close friends can hold you accountable in your giving

Website Mentioned:

www.godandmoney.net

Direct download: SS_96_Greg_Baumer.mp3
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International ministry leader and award-winning author Bruce Wilkinson founded TEN as the culmination of four decades of proven global ministry and training ‘best practices’. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, was the fastest-selling book in history with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He's trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change, and launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach which recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies.

Bruce founded TEN because he believes that “nothing is more strategic to fulfilling the Great Commission than the training of millions of pastors and church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.”

Key Takeaways:

[1:37] If there are instances where we shouldn't forgive

[4:14] If forgiveness even needs to involve the person being forgiven

[5:50] How hard it is to forgive yourself

[9:11] The process of forgiving yourself

[10:43] The one question that will tell you if you're experiencing unforgiveness

[13:49] Where forgiveness occurs

[18:01] The history of Teach Every Nation

Websites Mentioned:

www.teacheverynation.org

Direct download: SS_95_Bruce_Wilkinson.mp3
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