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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.

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.

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.

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.”

An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%

An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%

You in the marketplace don’t exist to help professional ministry leaders fulfill the Great Commission. We exist to help you do it. Lausanne Global Workplace Forum (GWF) will bring together 750 global influencers to think about breakthrough insights and mobilization for mission in and through the workplace, at all levels, in all sectors, and in all regions of the world.

Gleaning: The Book of Ruth Can Transform the Way We Do Business Today

Gleaning: The Book of Ruth Can Transform the Way We Do Business Today

Gleaning, the Old Testament practice whereby farmers left an unharvested margin around their fields and the poor came and picked from it, was at the heart of the Book of Ruth. Was gleaning only an ancient agricultural regulation or did it also apply to how he should steward a modern-day tech business?

How to Write Like the Great Entrepreneurs

How to Write Like the Great Entrepreneurs

Originally published by Venture Hacks (co-founders of AngelList) — Entrepreneurs are the best business writers in the world. If you can’t write, you can’t raise money. Or recruit. Or sell.

An Entrepreneur Asks “Who Is My Neighbor?”

An Entrepreneur Asks “Who Is My Neighbor?”

Choosing inconvenient neighbors makes us more redemptive entrepreneurs. Jon Kontz shares his thoughts, “I know I need to be a good neighbor, yet I feel pressed to choose between community and opportunity.”

This December, join the ARISE Summit in Jerusalem!

This December, join the ARISE Summit in Jerusalem!

As a Christian business leader, you're constantly looking for new ways to integrate your business with your faith, and with God's purposes for the world.  OCEAN Programs, in partnership with ARISE, would like to offer you a chance to do that in a truly unique way.

Book Recommendation - "BAM Global Movement"

Book Recommendation - "BAM Global Movement"

Mats Tunehag’s stories from around the world are now in book form! BAM Global Movement: Business as Mission Concepts & Stories is a unique blend of short chapters explaining the ‘business as missions’ concept interspersed with brief case studies of BAM businesses.

Restoring Work: Training Courses from Chalmers Center

Restoring Work: Training Courses from Chalmers Center

What areas of your life do you long to see reconciled and made new? By asking the deeper questions, The Chalmers Center helps people wrestle with problems with work as a whole. Their training courses are there to help with restoring work to its a place of glorifying God and helping others.

Why Are There No Christians Left Anymore?

Why Are There No Christians Left Anymore?

Rick Goossen, Chairman of Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) Network, discusses “There are virtually no ‘Christians’ left in North America.  Where have they all gone?  How did it become so complicated to be called a Christian?  Does it matter?”

It's Time to Convene

It's Time to Convene

As a group of CEOs, Business Owners, Emerging Leaders, and Owners, Convene seeks to combine industry leading performance with purpose. Across the US and even around the world, Convene Teams come together to experience insight, growth, and impact - and how they can translate that into a lasting legacy.

Expand Your Community with a Peer Advisory Group!

Expand Your Community with a Peer Advisory Group!

Everyone reading this has a a type of community — family, church, industry — well what about with fellow faith-driven entrepreneurs? There is something very powerful about getting together in community and encouraging each other in the pursuit of faith, family and vocation.

A Circle of Instigators

A Circle of Instigators

Some of us have heard of the powerful groups of friends like The Clapham Sect or perhaps the Inklings. Inventive friendship can be an extension of entrepreneurial calling & at their best, these inventive friendships are part of the redemptive fabric of faith in Jesus.

Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron Sharpens Iron

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Prov. 27:17) — Friendship, especially biblical friendship, often demands more from you than you originally intended to give. Being close friends with another person takes commitment, accountability, trust, and a willingness to be vulnerable

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

Jay Stringer, a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of "Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing", joins Greg Leith of Convene to discuss a topic that few dare to touch. How does the power of a leader infused with their sexual brokenness impact their lives and the lives of those that they lead?

Inspiring a Generous Community

Inspiring a Generous Community

In this Monday’s video, see how an entrepreneurial couple can rally a community towards giving! In the small town of Stanford, Kentucky, Jess and Angela Correll are leading a revival of sorts. From the Correll's bank to restaurant to hotel to other small businesses, the local economy is prospering, and its residents are getting inspired to be a generous community!

The 7 Most Common Mistakes of Coaches

The 7 Most Common Mistakes of Coaches

In this post, Dr. John Ng of Eagles Leadership Institute out of Singapore discusses why coaching has become a necessary tool for managers and leaders today but how many coaches do not perform well in their roles. The reasons why range from planning to chemistry to just simply talking too much!