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NEXT SUNDAY

Shaping the Churches of Tomorrow, Today

Welcome to Next Sunday, more than just a podcast—it's your vibrant community of forward-thinking church leaders. Our episodes are crafted to serve as a dynamic field guide for bridging generations, cultivating generosity, and inspiring transformation within the church. Together, we will tackle challenges head-on, celebrate our victories, and possibly ruffle a few feathers because what happens next Sunday could change everything.

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BI-WEEKLY EPISODES: A NEW EPISODE IS RELEASED EVERY OTHER TUESDAY

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The MASSIVE Impending Wealth Transfer

Over the next 20-30 years, several TRILLIONS will be transferred through inheritance. The average millennial expects to receive $350,000 of inherited wealth from their parents… but what if the parents disagree? And the bigger question… what if the inheritance doesn’t honor God?

This week, Jim and Frank dive into the MASSIVE upcoming wealth transfer between the baby boomers and the next generation, exploring its implications for modern-day church leadership and training. We’ll explore how to balance the practical and spiritual aspects of wealth management during this huge transitionary period.

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Giving Your First and Best

Posted 6/25/24

Is it true that being rich makes it hard to get into heaven? What was Jesus really saying?

This week, Jim and Frank speak about the story of Zacchaeus and the Rich Young Ruler, examining what their encounters with Jesus reveal about our relationship with money. These stories give biblical lessons that will transform your approach to giving and stewardship in the modern church.

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The Most Misunderstood Parable About Stewardship

Posted 6/11/24

Luke 16 might contain the most misunderstood Parable about stewardship in the Bible.

In this episode of Next Sunday, Jim and Frank go deep into one of the most challenging teachings of Jesus – the parable of the unjust steward. They unpack Luke 16, a part of scripture that pushes us to reconsider our relationship with money and stewardship.

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8 Mistakes Churches Make with Gen Z

Posted 5/28/24

How do we connect with a generation living so differently than our own?

Engaging with Gen Z can be a challenge, and many churches are struggling to incorporate these individuals into leadership and discipling. In this episode, Jim and Frank highlight how to encourage Gen Z to be a part of the church body and how they can be mentored, but also learned from.

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YOUR HOSTS

FRANK BEALER &

JIM SHEPARD

 

Frank Bealer

Frank is a distinguished leader and innovator in organizational leadership, church ministry, and family-centered development. As the Co-Founder of Phase Franchise Partners, Frank has demonstrated a profound commitment to creating environments that support family growth and community engagement.

He also serves as an advisor and Chief Strategy Officer at Generis. Frank leverages his diverse background to serve churches and non-profit organizations to help maximize their potential through effective stewardship and generosity strategies.

Frank is a devoted husband and father to six children with many other notable professional endeavors that have informed his extensive leadership. His family is at the heart of everything he does, inspiring his work and his dedication to creating positive change in the lives of others.

Jim Sheppard

Jim Sheppard is CEO & Principal of Generis, a consulting firm passionate about helping churches inspire and cultivate generosity through giving development, coaching, and strategy.

Jim is a student of generosity and is passionate about spreading it throughout the Church. For the last 30+ years, he has devoted his life to coaching pastors especially in navigating the resource limitations that restrict their ministry potential. Jim understands the financial challenges that churches face today; annual giving, debt, capital projects, and planned giving. He is a positive force in bridging these needs with the power of spiritually motivated stewardship. Cumulatively, Jim has partnered with his clients to raise over $2 billion for local church ministry. Jim is a frequent writer and speaker on generosity and ministry funding. He is co-author of Contagious Generosity: Creating A Culture Of Giving In Your Church.

Jim and his wife, Nancy, live in the Atlanta, GA area and they have two married daughters. He is actively involved in his church where he serves as an elder and provides guidance to the Generosity Ministry Team.

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