Confidence and Self Doubt

Discovering God's Purpose for Your Work

Discovering God's Purpose for Your Work

Sanyin Siang’s words from our Tuesday podcast still stick with us today— her identity and value is found first and foremost in what God says is true of her—that she is a beloved child of God. To continue with the theme of ‘identity’ focus from our great podcast this week, we turn to WorkMatters for a great article from David Roth.

Henri Nouwen’s Story about 'The Flyer and the Catcher'

Henri Nouwen’s Story about 'The Flyer and the Catcher'

Whether you’re trying to trust yourself, your employees, or God, letting go of the desire for control never seems to get any easier. Today, we have a parable from Henri Nouwen on this very idea.

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.

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

Originally published by INC— No one said building a company is easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is -- and the price so many founders secretly pay.

Yes, a Faithful God

Yes, a Faithful God

This article was from a collection of whitepapers compiled for attendees of the CEF’s 2018 Global Event. We share Darin’s whitepaper in anticipation of 2019 CEF whitepapers launching soon! Read Darin Owen’s view on how to start, build, and grow prosperous companies.

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.

Podcast Episode 63 - Finding Peace on the Other Side of Obedience: Around the Table with Henry, William, and Rusty

Podcast Episode 63 - Finding Peace on the Other Side of Obedience: Around the Table with Henry, William, and Rusty

Every once in a while we like to take a break from interviewing guests to give our hosts a chance to riff on what God is doing in their lives and what they’re learning through the process. In this episode, you’ll hear about William’s upcoming move to Atlanta, Henry’s journey to India, and some wisdom Rusty has recently picked up from a book he’s reading. Pull up a chair and join our hosts around the table to enjoy a chat about life, God, and entrepreneurship.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Make Fitness A Priority

Why Entrepreneurs Should Make Fitness A Priority

Originally published by ENTREPRENEUR — How Fitness Can Ensure Smooth Entrepreneurial Journey: Being an entrepreneur is among the most stressful jobs in the world. Regular exercise can help entrepreneurs remain sanguine in difficult situations, tackle challenges and become better leaders.

Ask Big Things of God for the Right Reason

Ask Big Things of God for the Right Reason

Who wins when I ask for big things? I have thought it was me, of course. Recently, however, I have been seeing a different dynamic at work when looking at three passages that follow each other in the book of John.

Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

Feeling Overwhelmed at Work

In this Monday’s videos, Workmatters interviews Marc Yount (COO of Field Agent) about the real struggle of being overwhelmed or stressed at work. He offers some helpful tips and in this second video, reminds us that often the thing that often drives to feel overwhelmed —success— is a matter of the heart not of rewards.

Calling versus Business Decision

Calling versus Business Decision

“I was in search of my Calling (upper case “C”), my purpose and I was not getting any younger. I had narrowed things down to two possibilities.  I could go into vocational ministry (working for my home church in the states) or join a good friend of mine and start a business.” In this post, Rick West shares his journey to discovering his own calling and gives advice to budding entrepreneurs and Christians alike, to “skip the pros/cons list. Jump right to prayer, spend time with your spouse and find someone with some gray hair to impart truth into your life…”

Embracing Weakness in Christian Entrepreneurship

Embracing Weakness in Christian Entrepreneurship

“The foundation of Christian entrepreneurship is, paradoxically, weakness. This is not weakness of product, service, or business, but of the entrepreneur himself as a Christian. This is true because Christ said His power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). If the goal of the Christian entrepreneur is to advance the Kingdom of God by the power of God, in some sense, weakness must be the way…”

Seasons Change…But God

Seasons Change…But God

Be inspired and encouraged after reading a little bit of Brittany Norman’s entrepreneurial story through many seasons of change. Things don’t always go as planned and many times we’re not sure which direction to go. BUT GOD is always with us, guiding, and providing.

The Power of Questions

The Power of Questions

Brandon Napoli explores the value of questions in our life. He dives deep into how they influence the choices we make and help others to make. Finally he reminds us that God is okay with us asking questions, in fact He wants us to. Maybe one of the 22 suggested daily questions will also help you to grow in your faith or calling…

Following Jesus = Saying Less in Business

Following Jesus = Saying Less in Business

Seeking God first in business with spiritual disciplines of prayer and fasting, daily scripture reading, and regular fellowship will always yield the best results. Ryan Derfler shares how he discovered that these disciplines help him to succeed in his business by talking less, trusting God for results, avoiding exaggeration, and waiting for God’s prompting of his next moves.

Do You Need to Tame the Lion? Entrepreneurial Liturgies for Relying on God

Do You Need to Tame the Lion? Entrepreneurial Liturgies for Relying on God

Missy Wallace’s Entrepreneur Support Group can occasionally seem like an AA meeting since the emotional vacillation of “entrepreneurism” can feel like something from which to recover. She has found that some “liturgical” practices can reduce the swings.

“I Can’t Do Play Dates”….and Other Mantra of the Working Mom

“I Can’t Do Play Dates”….and Other Mantra of the Working Mom

“We don’t really do play dates.”…  “Your child is measuring 2 sizes bigger than his current shoes.”…  “The nanny will be here with them (my son and your child).”…  “She’s not my mom, she’s my nanny.”…..  If you are a working mom, the list could go on, right?  And so can the guilt. 

Becoming Formidable

Becoming Formidable

Silicon Valley celebrates founders with super-human ability to focus, work hard, and survive the extreme pressure startups. We retell their heroic stories and celebrate their successes. However, there is a glaring absence of information regarding how to develop the character traits required to overcome the intense stress and hardships of starting a company.

A Good Bible Verse for the "Why" Question

A Good Bible Verse for the "Why" Question

We've come to know that the most important question that we need to be able to answer as Faith Driven Entrepreneurs is "Why?"  Simon Sinek does, in my opinion, the best job of unpacking why this question is so important in leadership in his now famous Ted.com video, but he's not the only one.  Clayton Christensen talks about "why"in his business writing at Harvard, and Jim Collins mentions that the Level 5 leader is able be about something greater than seeking his or her glory.