Take a listen to this sermon by Toby Kurth at Christ Church San Francisco for a check on your motivations. This message isn’t necessarily about being an entrepreneur, but is very much about being a follower of Christ, and so it has everything to do with being a FAITH DRIVEN entrepreneur.
FDE podcast host and contributor, Rusty Rueff, writes a daily devotional on his thoughts regarding faith in the workplace. Today we share a post that originally appeared on Rusty’s blog site Purposed worKING. Rusty reminds us of our inheritance as Christ followers and our call to faith in our work.
If you spend any time browsing through the titles of Tim Keller's sermons, you'd think that he rarely talks about faith in the workplace. However, spend some time listening to his sermons (on the Gospel in Life podcast among other sources) and you'll find that he talks about faith and work quite a bit. His sermon, "A World of Idols" is a great example of this.
I have listened to Tim Keller thousands of times. Literally. Tim started accompanying me on runs 20 years ago. He always kept up, and never seemed to break a sweat. I’m not sure Tim made me a faster runner (in fact, I’m sure the opposite….he can’t hold a candle to a good house music track IMO for running negative splits), but I’m sure he has made me a better follower of Christ and since my competitive running days are long gone, I’ll take that trade every day.
Every once in a while I (HK) will highlight a sermon that I think is especially good and helpful for the entrepreneurial journey, but without any mention of being a business owner per se. This work from Toby Kurth is one of those. From time to time we need a message that brings us radically back to the faith that we have and that makes the “faith” part of the Faith Driven Entrepreneur.
Rick Rock is an entrepreneur. Together with some partners, he started and owns a money management firm with offices in 3 cities and more than $3B under management. Rick is also an elder in his church and over the last several years has started preaching more and more. He talks about his faith, family and work.
At first glance (or in this case, listen), this sermon delivered by Ryan Jones at Reality San Francisco doesn’t have much to do with entrepreneurship. This isn’t one to listen to if you want to crack the code on how to hire or fire folks, or even how to set a culture. But if you listen to it I think that you’ll come way feeling that it was written for you, the entrepreneur, and that you’re better for having listened to it. I bet you forward this to at least one person.