Gateway Church in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area offers 160 stewardship-related classes per year and has over 170 volunteer leaders in their stewardship ministry. Executive Pastor of Stewardship, Gunnar Johnson, tells you why and how Gateway created a distinct stewardship department with a comprehensive ministry strategy for their church. He shares the four types of stewards they have identified and focus on serving. Also, Gunnar discusses how advisors can speak the language of pastors to decode the stewardship issue in order to catalyze the growth of stewardship in their own churches. Finally, he shares how Gateway is partnering with Kingdom Advisors in unique and exciting ways to serve the stewardship need within their church body.
Gunnar Johnson is an executive pastor at Gateway Church - Dallas campus, focusing on pastoral care, equipping, and discipleship. Prior to Gateway, he established and owned two different businesses before God called him into full time ministry. Gunnar has a strong desire to build a comprehensive stewardship ministry that serves everyone, from those financially struggling to those with an abundant surplus. He’s passionate about helping churches build a culture of generosity and stewardship ministry to expand the Kingdom of God. He is author of the book, Generous Life Journey and co-author of the Financial Freedom small group study for Hillsong Church in London. Gunnar and his wife, Missy, are the parents of three children.