Spilling the Tea on Church Money - Touchy Subjects Podcast

Episode 13

Published on:

21st Jan 2024

Spilling the Tea on Church Money with Dr. Severine Bryan

In this episode, we dive deep into the touchy subject of money within the church. Dr. Severine Bryan, an accredited financial counselor, shares her personal journey from divorce to rebuilding her finances.

The conversation explores the intersection of faith, finances, and church practices. Discover the harmful effects of guilt-inducing tactics, the difference between tithing and giving, and the need for a cultural shift in how churches approach financial matters.

Key Learnings:

Money as a Tool: Understand the true nature of money as a tool for improving your life, and learn to use it wisely.

Generous Giving: Explore the concept of giving generously and its positive impact on personal finances and the community.

Cultish Practices: Recognize and question coercive practices in churches, such as linking tithing to membership and volunteering.

Stewardship Over Giving: Shift the focus from giving to stewardship, teaching individuals how to manage their entire paycheck effectively.

Toxic Culture: Address the toxic culture of guilt and shame around giving, encouraging a more open and compassionate approach.

About Dr. Severine Bryan

Dr. Severine Bryan is an Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®), speaker, and host of the Dr. Sev Talks Money podcast. She has been teaching personal finance concepts for over 20 years, but in 2020 she founded Bryan Financial Empowerment LLC to further her mission of serving women. Dr. Sev helps busy women take command of their basic personal finances so they can reach their financial goals and gain peace of mind. An active member of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®, she believes that anything is possible with a plan.

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Touchy Subjects Podcast
The Touchy Subjects Podcast has been designed to unpack the proverbial elephants in the Church- i.e. the topics no one wants to talk about! We want to create space for an open dialogue on issues like social justice, mental health, women in leadership, homosexuality, legalism, and more. 

The panelists that are speaking on this podcast have been intentionally chosen to tell their story from their perspective without censorship. Some panelists are pastors or church leaders, some panelists are deconstructing their faith, and some panelists are subject matter experts on a topic whose guidance can help this audience.

Our mission is not to expose the Church, but to have conversations that will open eyes, open ears and open hearts toward growth, healing, and unity.

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Erin Billings

Erin is the owner of CLIQ Management, a luxury done-for-you content creation and media management services agency. Erin gained her expertise working in the music industry for over ten years as a professional musician, music director, and producer working with artists from American Idol, The Voice, and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artists.

As a pastor's kid and church music director for over 15 years, Erin witnessed great things as well as experienced tumultuous times in the church, which led to her deconstructing her faith. Because of this, she has started the Touchy Subjects Podcast.