In this episode, Jeff and Steve discuss:
Being God’s ambassador.
Reframing your view of wealth and coming to understand the purpose.
Being defined by more than how the world sees you.
Authentic relationships and safe spaces.
What defines you is not your identity, but the love that the God of the universe has for you.
Wealth is a gift from God. It is a tool to better progress His work and His mission.
It is amazing how much self gets into our best intentions. Make sure you are giving for the right reasons, and for the glory of God, rather than for your own ego.
God is not a one-size fits all God. It is individual. Everyone is on their own faith journey.
"Wealth is as much a gift from God and it should be celebrated, not in a boastful way, but with thanksgiving." — Steve Perry
About Steve Perry:
Steve Perry is a pastor by trade, having served in 2 congregations for 17 years, the later being the senior for 12 years. In 1975 he married Susie Segerstrom whom he met at Azusa Pacific University. Unbeknownst to him until their engagement Steve discovered that he was marrying into one of Orange County, CA pioneering families. Originally the Segerstrom family set out to be farmers in 1896 but all that would change when a major freeway came through their property and they decided to become developers, with their crown jewel being South Coast Plaza. This new reality of marrying into a wealthy family was not something that Steve was prepared for emotionally, spiritually and theologically. It took 20 years for Steve to finally discover the nexus where faith and wealth can co-exist biblically, joyfully and responsibly.
In 1996, Steve co-founded what is now the National Christian Foundation office in California. He and Susie oversee the family foundation, Sacred Harvest. Steve also sits on the Advisory Board for the family business, CJ Segerstrom & Sons.
Connect with Steve Perry:
Connect with Jeff Thomas: