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Covington Aircraft | Powered by God

Covington Aircraft | Powered by God

Does aircraft maintenance have anything to do with God's work? Paul and Betty Abbott and their sons Luke and Aaron believe so. The Abbotts took over operations of Covington Aircraft shortly after Paul's graduation from LeTourneau University, know that they were just stewards of a company that belonged to God.

'Faith and Entrepreneurship' Initiative launched at Miami University of Ohio!

'Faith and Entrepreneurship' Initiative launched at Miami University of Ohio!

We’re excited to echo the great news from the higher education sector! The Farmer School of Business of Miami University of Ohio recently launched its Faith and Entrepreneurship research initiative. The b-school is helping lead the way …

We Couldn't Wait! The Top 20 Videos for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs are Here!

We Couldn't Wait! The Top 20 Videos for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs are Here!

We couldn’t keep it a secret any longer. Today, we’re announcing the Top 20 Videos for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs. Learn more about what you can expect from the finale of this epic countdown…

Podcast Episode 68 - How 'Love Thy Neighbor' Turned from a Command to a Business with Pete Kelly of Apartment Life

Podcast Episode 68 - How 'Love Thy Neighbor' Turned from a Command to a Business with Pete Kelly of Apartment Life

We’re in Dallas, Texas today talking with Pete Kelly, CEO of Apartment Life—a growing nationwide ministry helping people see their neighbors as their greatest amenity. They help apartment owners care for residents by connecting them in relationships, which pays incredible dividends for everyone. Pete provided some insight into the value of community and how connecting people with one another improves everyone’s quality of life. We think what Apartment Life is doing has the potential to revolutionize the way businesses interact with real estate across the world, and we think you’ll be glad you heard about it now!

Top 100 Video Stories is now at #21-30!

Top 100 Video Stories is now at #21-30!

Two of the videos in this list also feature guests of the FDE podcast — Alan Barnhart from his episode God Owns it All plus Jeff and Ally Davidson from Camp Gladiator and their impromptu wedding day audition for American Gladiator.

Podcast Episode 67 - Stewarding the Journey of an Accidental Entrepreneur with Mark McClain, CEO and Co-founder of SailPoint (NYSE: SAIL)

Podcast Episode 67 - Stewarding the Journey of an Accidental Entrepreneur with Mark McClain, CEO and Co-founder of SailPoint (NYSE: SAIL)

Today we’re just outside of Austin, Texas connecting with Mark McLain. Mark likes to refer to himself as an accidental entrepreneur. He didn’t grow up as the lemonade stand kid but has since gone on to start two different companies. Today, he leads SailPoint, an identity management business started in 2005, that is publicly traded with a market cap around $2 Billion and 1,200 team members across 33 different companies. Mark shares his powerful story of being an “Accidental Entrepreneur” and how that path is more common than we think.

Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 31-40

Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 31-40

There are too many good videos to just recommend a few. Here’s our best attempt at narrowing it down to a handful must-sees, but make sure you check out the rest!

Podcast Episode 66 - The Faith Driven Investor with Henry Kaestner and Aimee Minnich

Podcast Episode 66 - The Faith Driven Investor with Henry Kaestner and Aimee Minnich

Today’s episode marks the start of something new. We’re launching a brand new website and podcast for the Faith Driven Investor. This episode, and the entire Faith Driven Investor podcast series, is for fund managers, investors, business owners and pastors who believe that God owns it all and who care deeply about how we steward our investments for financial return and gospel-centered transformation. Listen in to hear Henry Kaestner and Aimee Minnich share what God has been doing in this movement and what’s to come.

We've cracked the Top 50 in our Video Stories!

We've cracked the Top 50 in our Video Stories!

As we continue our countdown of the Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs, we’re finally into the top 50. From this point on, it’s hard for us to recommend just a few. Every video truly stands out for its own unique reasons, but we’ll still try to highlight a few.

Can leadership change the world?

Can leadership change the world?

To be sure, leadership learning or ideation sparks new companies and new corporate direction, and yet, at the end of the day, it’s people that have eternal value and meaning to God. People don’t just want money for their day at your workplace, they want meaning.

Podcast Episode 65 - How Do You Build a Healthy Family and a Growing Business? with Ben and Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs

Podcast Episode 65 - How Do You Build a Healthy Family and a Growing Business? with Ben and Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs

Is it possible to have a healthy family while building a successful business? That’s the question at the heart of this week’s episode with Ben and Liz Bohannon of Sseko Designs. Their business began as a way to generate income for high-potential, talented young women in Uganda to continue on to university. Since then, it’s grown rapidly from a Shark Tank phenomenon to a global success. Hear how Ben and Liz are navigating the world of global business while still managing to focus on their home, their marriage, and their family.

Now watching #51-60 in our Top 100 Video Stories

Now watching #51-60 in our Top 100 Video Stories

We’re counting the countdown of the Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs with some great videos! This week, you can watch the different stories of a mechanic, a filmmaker, and a master penman, not to mention several more.

Good Jobs | The Master’s Apprentice

Good Jobs | The Master’s Apprentice

DIFW shares stories to exemplify just some of the ways Christians can enter into the crisis of work to make a real, tangible difference every day. Watch the video below to hear Eduardo and Josh share their experiences as participants in The Master's Apprentice job skills training program.

We're at #61-70 in our Top 100 Video Stories

We're at #61-70 in our Top 100 Video Stories

If you feel lonely or isolated in your entrepreneurial journey, we’d highly recommend watching any or all of these stories to be encouraged and reminded that there are other people just like you who have gone, or are going through the exact same things.

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.

Top 100 Video Stories counts down to #71-80

Top 100 Video Stories counts down to #71-80

As we get closer to some of our favorite videos for faith driven entrepreneurs, you’ll find that we have videos covering a vast array of topics. This week’s videos look at commercial banking, private jets, real estate, steel works, recruiting, and just about everything in between.

Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 81 - 90

Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 81 - 90

This week’s top 100 video countdown gets us into the 80’s. As you look through this list, you’ll find a lot of great videos on faith and work and what it means to be a Christian in the workplace. Feel free to just jump right in!

Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

When we started this project, we honestly didn’t believe we’d find that many video stories to share. We were cautiously optimistic about reaching 100 videos, but after researching on our own and receiving an overwhelming amount of recommendations, we found more videos than we knew what to with!

Flashback Friday - Work/Life Balance at Bandwidth.com

Flashback Friday - Work/Life Balance at Bandwidth.com

For Flashback Friday, we revisit RightNow Media’s video “Work/Life Balance in Business: The Story of Bandwidth.com”. From startup to IPO, Henry reflects, “This video feels to me like a time capsule.....so much at Bandwidth has changed, so much is the same. “

Golfing for God's Glory - CEO of Ping Golf

Golfing for God's Glory - CEO of Ping Golf

Bubba Watson won the 2012 & 2014 Masters using PING irons, giving John Solheim another reason to smile. Listen here as the CEO of PING shares with LeTourneau Center about the industry & their work to honor God.