The Ultimate Villain behind All the Others

The Ultimate Villain behind All the Others

Matt Perman shares his thoughts on the unseen villains that may be hindering us. “There is an even deeper reason why centering our lives on our own aims or even on correct principles cannot overcome the three villains of ambiguity, overload, and lack of fulfillment. “

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

Brian Fikkert of Chalmers discusses the risks of false stories and their impact on our lives. “Humans create culture in their own image… We worship what we love, and because our loves reflect our minds, affections, and wills, they shape our entire lives.”

Podcast Episode 78 - Terrorist Threat, Charity Case, or Refugee Workforce? with Chris Chancey of Amplio Recruiting

Podcast Episode 78 - Terrorist Threat, Charity Case, or Refugee Workforce? with Chris Chancey of Amplio Recruiting

Today, we’re talking to Chris Chancey, Found and CEO of Amplio Recruiting. Amplio is a multi-city staffing agency helping companies like Chick-fil-a, WeWork, and others find dependable talent in a surprising place—the refugee workforce. This is coming at a time where we all know the labor shortage in America is at an all-time high, and as Chris shared with us, this may be one of the most emotionally-charged debates in our country. But it may also be the source of one of the best kept secrets for the American economy. Listen in to hear what Chris has to share that might have a lasting effect on faith driven entrepreneurs...

Commander's Intent

Commander's Intent

This article was originally presented at the Christian Economic Forum 2019. “Few organizations achieve goals in the face of uncertainty like the US military. There are many reasons for this, but one input often credited with enabling the necessary, singular focus during military operations is the “commander’s intent.”"

The Loneliness Of The Christian Entrepreneur

The Loneliness Of The Christian Entrepreneur

Originally posted on FORBES — For the business decision-maker (he could be for-profit or not-profit), he or sometimes she – they’re the decision maker, they stand alone in some sense, they’re the entrepreneurs. Not lonely in that they didn’t have friends; they had more friends, in many cases, than they wanted.

Journey Into The Heart of Man

Journey Into The Heart of Man

This week’s podcast guest is Jay Stringer. In addition to all that he shares in his interview, we wanted to feature this incredible resource he has put together alongside the producers of The Heart of Man documentary.

Hope in the Darkness

Hope in the Darkness

An article from Scott Rodin’s website “The Steward’s Journey” — Gary Ringger stewards businesses, foundations, nonprofits with hope. He was in his early thirties, the president of a successful agricultural feed company, and a start-up food processing business. He had a wife and three young daughters. But Gary Ringger was experiencing the darkness of depression.

BAM Conference - Silicon Valley October 4-6

BAM Conference - Silicon Valley October 4-6

We’re excited for the Business as Mission Conference happening in Silicon Valley from October 4-6, so we sat down and talked ti Mike Baer about what to expect and what he’s looking forward to!

5 Ways to Leave a Legacy Through Mentoring

5 Ways to Leave a Legacy Through Mentoring

Mentoring in retirement sounds like a wonderful idea. “Invest in the next generation. Share your life experience. Feel a renewed sense of purpose.” But in reality, far too often mentoring feels awkward for both mentor and mentee. The best mentoring relationships often look more like intergenerational friendship.

Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career

Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career

Originally published by Harvard Business Review — Rick Woolworth, a good friend of FDE/FDI, has been a Wall Street executive and mentor for 35 years. He argues “aspiring leaders need more and better mentoring than they’re getting today.”

Movement Mortgage presents "Movement Mentoring"

Movement Mortgage presents "Movement Mentoring"

Yesterday, our podcast featured Casey Crawford as our guest — an Entrepreneur, Super Bowl winner who leads Movement Mortgage—a Billion dollar business that Inc and several others have recognized. Although they’re known for their business and employee engagement, their community impact is also impressive! Today, we want to highlight some of their resources, specifically their mentoring program.

Podcast Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Podcast Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Today we’re talking to Casey Crawford. Casey is an Entrepreneur that left the NFL with a Super Bowl Ring and then started a company, Movement Mortgage—a Billion dollar business that Inc and several others have recognized. They’ve been known for their business, their community impact, and their ability to create a company that people want to work for. As Casey shared with us, creating a company is far from a comfortable experience. Entrepreneurs, of course, know what it’s like to be uncomfortable. Yet, there’s something in modern/Western Christianity that expects comfort. We often act as though God has called us to a life of comfort and ease, not one of stress and sacrifice. But as Casey points out, Jesus didn’t exactly live an easy life! And this is just one way he gave us a great perspective alongside a paradigm shift in this podcast episode. Listen in to hear more...

I Go in the Snow

I Go in the Snow

This article is from our friends at Radical Mentoring — an intentional small group mentoring process to help you engage your men, build your core group of leaders, and transform your church. This post ponders Matthew 9:13 and the meaning of mentoring.

10 Scriptures to Help You Face Obstacles at Work

10 Scriptures to Help You Face Obstacles at Work

Have you ever felt like you were under attack at work? Catherine Gates from Workmatters.org shares 10 Scriptures to help when you feel all alone at work, or if you just feel overwhelmed by the demands and crazy deadlines coming at you.

Purposed worKING: Up In Smoke

Purposed worKING: Up In Smoke

In this post, Rusty Rueff shares one of his daily devotional blog posts. “It might feel like we are stuck on a treadmill that is speeding up on us and with no way off. Today, let me be encouraging that the work we are given to do on this earthly part of our journey matters.”

The Funeral of the Lone Wolf

The Funeral of the Lone Wolf

Aaron Mason is an experienced director of business operations whose worked in multiple industries. In this article, he argues why the ‘lone wolf’ mentality, ‘bootstraps’ and ‘self-made’ mindset are merely “mirages of the entrepreneurial world and somewhat of a false reality.”

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

Podcast Episode 75 - The Entrepreneur's Hidden Battle with Depression with Max Anderson

On today’s episode, we invited Max Anderson to come in and help us tackle a difficult yet important topic—depression among entrepreneurs. Max writes something called The Weekend Reader, where each week he explores one big idea from culture. Recently, he dove into how depression affects entrepreneurs, and what he found was staggering—entrepreneurs are anywhere from 2-10x more likely to suffer from mental challenges. It’s a topic that’s extremely important, yet remarkably under-discussed, so we thought that with Max’s help we’d push the conversation forward today...