Meet Jon Bennett
Jon Bennett has worn many hats throughout his career; campus ministry director, associate/teaching pastor at a megachurch, church planter, nonprofit leader, consultant, and strategist. As a result of drinking from the firehose, he has gained the ability to see the potential in challenges and the opportunity in people.
Jon is a communicator, leadership coach, senior level generosity strategist, and has worked with some of the fastest growing and most dynamic churches and ministries in America. He has decades of experience partnering with dynamic leaders to raise millions of dollars towards everything from building expansions to outreach programs on college campuses.
After 20 years of pastoral ministry, Jon transitioned to become Senior Consultant with a financial services group and coached over 50 churches through a capital campaign process resulting in millions of dollars raised. Building on that foundation, Jon was called on to help Ministry Ventures scale across the nation in 2011.
As the CEO of Ministry Ventures, he led a team that simplified the “business side” of faith-based non-profits. Jon’s team saw the incredible opportunity in enhancing the effectiveness of causes and ministries in ways that any leader can implement easily and immediately. The ministry impact grew from coaching 13 ministries in 2011 to 365 in 2016 in the five years under Jon’s leadership.
Jon has a degree in Communications from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Theology from Reformed Theological Seminary. Jon and Beth live in Atlanta, have been married for 32 years, and have three amazing adult children.
No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp.
With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.
Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.
At Generis, a majority of our Strategists have managed medium to very large Advancement/Development shops and are equipped to help move your Development effort forward, even without on-site Development leadership. We can adapt our leadership to your specific needs; whether weekly external accountability for established Development Plans or regular on-site presence to lead the effort.
From time to time, it can be extremely helpful to analyze the habits of your overall giving climate to see what is currently working as well as where opportunities for a culture of generosity to increase might exist.
The Generosity Assessment is a one-day experience that provides a thorough assessment of your church’s effectiveness and reveals new opportunities for creating a culture of generosity. Think of it like an x-ray into the giving perspective of the church.