The Stewardship Podcast

The Stewardship Podcast

Many people think that "stewardship" is all about giving money to the church. It is often recognized as just a church word, but stewardship is so much more than that. We are here to help you understand the broad meaning of Stewardship. This concept permeates every aspect of your life. To steward is to take care of the things that have been entrusted to you. So this podcast is all about equipping you to wisely manage your influence, your resources, and your life.


March 10, 2023 47 min

Whether you're buying a home or selling, the Real Estate Agent you choose to work with can totally transform the experience. So how do you choose the right realtor? What kinds of things should you look for in the search?
Today, we sit down with Mark Shipley who draws on his nearly two decades in the industry to help you think critically about your agent experience. Our goal today is to help you avoid defaulting to working with t...

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We've all heard that comparison is a trap and that it is the thief of joy. We all know that comparing our everyday life to the highlights people post on Instagram can be a terrible habit.
Today, Grant wants to let you in on a little secret - Comparison is one of the least utilized wealth-building tools. We want to help shift your mindset from "comparison is bad!" to "the right kind of comparison is invaluable."

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Managing all of your kids' extracurricular activities can be overwhelming. It can feel like coaching a team who hasn't read the playbook - in a word, chaotic.

But we all want our kids involved. We want them to gain valuable life experience, learn about working as a team, and experiencing the excitement of victory! In today's podcast, Grant and Daniel discuss specific reasons why these kinds of activities can be huge bene...

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Have you ever gone on vacation and come back feeling more exhausted than you were beforehand? We know the feeling. We've all heard the well-worn remark, "I need a vacation from my vacation."
In order to rest well, and truly come back refreshed, you need to take some intentional actions before, during, and even after your time off. Today, Grant shares some practical wisdom on the matter. Over the years, he and his wife ha...

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January 13, 2023 34 min

Today we talk with Mike Branton, a father and the Student Ministries Pastor at Sun Valley Church, about cultivating a culture of service in your family. Any loving parent would want their kids to develop strong character traits like selflessness, perseverance, and genuine compassion for others. What better way to grow these traits than through serving within a community?
In this installment, Mike and Grant share some practical wisdo...

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December 30, 2022 41 min

Everyone agrees that the preteen years are awkward. This is not a controversial opinion. Things are changing and there are a lot of unknowns in this stage of life. "You're not an adult yet, but you're not a kid anymore."
In this installment of the stewardship podcast, we invited Brandon Ream to tell the story of how he is guiding his eldest son through this transitional phase of life. 

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December 16, 2022 25 min

Sometimes the holiday season can get away from us. Whether it's an office white elephant party, a charity fundraiser dinner, or your 2nd and 4th Graders' Christmas Pageant, December often feels like the busiest season of the year. For some, this is fine, but our hunch is that you could use a few more silent nights.
In this podcast, we talk about the importance of being a good steward of your time during the holiday season an...

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Hard conversations are... not easy. But they are vital to building strong and healthy relationships at home and at work. They are not bad. The problem is we sometimes don't handle these hard conversations very well, or worse, we avoid them altogether. This doesn't have to be the case for you anymore!
It has been said that our closest relationships may offer the most challenges to our honesty, compassion, and integrity, but w...

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Did you know that, in Arizona, you can donate your state tax dollars and then get every one of those dollars back?

The Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (or ACSTO) is a non-profit scholarship organization that helps families put their kids into Christian schools.
Today we talk with Sally Henry about how it works, who can take part, and some practical ways to make Christian education more affordable. This is also an amazin...

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Bringing a new baby home changes everything. Whether it’s your first, second, or seventh, there will always be new challenges and more to do than ever before. You may think that nothing can make this experience any easier- but today, we’re here to offer some hope and some practical ways that you can make bringing home baby a much smoother experience.

In 2022, our friend Jeannie Boschma started Provision Doula Services. She is a post...

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October 21, 2022 39 min

There is a lot of negativity about capitalism in today's media, and much of the education system. Many people think that capitalism is fueled by greed and gigantic companies, and that profit is inherently wrong.
So is that true?
Today we talk with Jean Klinkhamer about why capitalism gets a bad rap and why that’s not the whole picture. He shares his experience as an entrepreneur and man of faith and offers some practical wisdom t...

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Selling your home can be one of the more challenging and stressful situations you and your family may go through together. There are so many unknowns. Are we doing this right? Are we going to be able to sell for the right price? Do we need to upgrade everything before it goes on the market?  Will we have to be available at the drop of a hat to show the house to potential buyers? How do we even get the right buyers to know it's ...

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September 23, 2022 27 min

Choosing to take in children from the foster care system is no small decisionseveral a number of factors to consider and it is a big responsibility. This is not a commitment that should be made lightly. Today, Jake Norton shares his experience being a foster parent in the hope that his experience can help your decision-making process.
It is important to note that foster care is not right for every family at every stage of life. So h...

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Has someone ever asked you to donate to their non-profit? Is every good cause really good? We all want to make sure that our desire to be generous isn't taken advantage of. Today, Grant shares the mindset he strives for when it comes to generosity. He also offers some insight on how to choose which causes to support and how to make the biggest financial impact no matter what the dollar amount.

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August 19, 2022 31 min

How do you know when it's the right time to go ahead and call a professional?

Today, Brandon Ream joins us on the podcast to discuss the three things you need to consider before you decide to do something yourself or hire a pro. This episode is packed with practical wisdom on stewarding your time, energy, and resources to empower you to live the life you want!

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Arizona has a new law that will provide thousands of dollars to families to help provide a better educational experience for students - but there are organizations trying to put a stop to it.
The Expanded ESA plan is designed to empower Arizona parents to choose the best educational option that fits their needs regardless of zip code or income. Today, Grant and Daniel take time to discuss why school choice is so important, and they...

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The decision of which college to go to, or even if college is the right move, can be difficult for anyone - but this crucial decision affects their relationships, their finances, and their future.
In today's podcast, Grant and Daniel talk about how their college experiences shaped their lives, and more importantly, they equip you with some ideas about how to engage in this conversation with your kids to help them keep an open m...

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Today, we listen to a clip from Dave Ramsey's radio show. In it, Dave is asked if there is such a thing as "good debt," especially if the interest on the debt is low.

Mathematically, there is an objective truth: borrowing at a low rate to invest at a higher rate of return works. It is a wise use of leverage. But does that make the debt "good?"

We answer the question, unpack Dave's response, and seek to underst...

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We have Shannon Kuiper on the podcast this week talking about managing Vacation Rentals! She is married to Jarred Kuiper, who is one of our Home Loan Advisors here at Stewardship! She manages seven houses in Scottsdale and has some crazy stories, and some good experiences! Managing vacation rentals gave her a lot of freedom in her life, as well as many phone calls and messages about “emergencies” at all hours of the day, and on Hol...

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Author of Parent On Purpose, Amy Carney joins us today to talk about preparing high schoolers for the launch into the real world. Are your kids ready to step out on their own?
Amy shares her experience launching 4 kids in ONE YEAR and what she did to make sure she didn't waste energy worrying about how her kids would handle life's challenges. We give you some practical wisdom to impart to your birdies before they leave the ...

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