Ministry in Deed

5 Bad Business Gift Ideas You Need to Avoid

5 Bad Business Gift Ideas You Need to Avoid

Originally published by INC— It may be better to give than receive--but not with these gifts. Sales expert Tom Searcy asks John Ruhlin (this week’s Podcast guest) about the five types of gifts you should avoid giving as an entrepreneur.

A Community Of Servants

A Community Of Servants

We are so grateful to Chuck for sharing his devotionals with us. He shares, “Our equality is not a matter of making things “fair” in this world, but rather our equal stature before the Lord as sinners. A mature Christian does what Christ did. He first served his Father’s will and then the needs of all…”

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.”"

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.

Upcoming BAM Conference - Silicon Valley October 4-6

Upcoming BAM Conference - Silicon Valley October 4-6

The Business as Mission Conference is happening in 2 weeks! For the first time, this conference will be held in Santa Clara, California, October 4-6, 2019. We wanted to give a friendly reminder if you’re in the area or plan to be.

Two Ways Your Work Is Transformed into Worship

Two Ways Your Work Is Transformed into Worship

An article from Scott Rodin from “The Steward’s Journey” — Imagine for a moment that you had the opportunity to spend one day in the workshop with Jesus. What would that day be like?

Podcast Episode 74 - The Investor as a Servant Leader with Frank Chen of Andreessen Horowitz

Podcast Episode 74 - The Investor as a Servant Leader with Frank Chen of Andreessen Horowitz

Our friend Frank Chen is the final guest in this 4-part series on the Faith Driven Investor. And he stopped by to talk about how he’s helping entrepreneurs change the World at the Silicon Valley Venture powerhouse of Andreessen Horowitz. As Frank describes it they are “helping entrepreneurs build software companies that are eating the world.” Curious to find out what that might look like? Tune in today...

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.

Living on Purpose

Living on Purpose

An article from Craig Denison at First15 — The format of the presentation is in a “Top 10 List.” Feel free to scroll around and find topics that interest you! Here are his top 10 thoughts around living missionally…

The Florist

The Florist

Happy Monday! We want to start the week with a video from RightNow Media which shares a powerful message in a simple illustration. When we see other believers working at churches or going into the mission field, it can leave us with this small temptation to diminish our own importance and value to God's kingdom.

Creative Destruction and Work as Transformation

 Creative Destruction and Work as Transformation

This article was from a collection of White Papers compiled for attendees of the CEF’s 2019 Global Event. We share Luke’s White Paper as the start of many 2019 CEF White Papers launching in the future! Luke is a Managing Partner at Sovereign's Capital.

Podcast Episode 72 - Has the Center of the Faith and Work Movement moved to Silicon Valley? with Christeen Rico

Podcast Episode 72 - Has the Center of the Faith and Work Movement moved to Silicon Valley? with Christeen Rico

Today we’re in Cupertino, California connecting with Christeen Rico. She’s on the International Expansion team at Apple. She spends much of her time focused on bringing Apple's largest product—their retail stores—to life in new countries around the world. In addition to that, she is responsible for co-leading a volunteer team to define and execute programs that strengthen community and growth opportunities for the Apple Christian Fellowship, one of Apple'sDiversity Network Association. It’s a part of a growing trend that’s emerging in places like Facebook, SalesForce, Google, and many other companies. These are great movements for people looking to connect their faith to their work, and we’re excited to bring you all that Christeen had to share…

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

From Fear to Flourishing: Pam’s Story

Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, First Presbyterian frequently receives requests for financial assistance from local residents. Over the past decade, the church has intentionally changed the way they help their neighbors in need.

Podcast Episode 71 - Letting Trust Drive Business with Don Flow of Flow Automotive

Podcast Episode 71 - Letting Trust Drive Business with Don Flow of Flow Automotive

Today’s show takes us to North Carolina to hear from Don Flow, the visionary business leader of Flow Automotive, which has over 30 dealerships and 1,500 employees. He’s been widely recognized in the Faith Driven Entrepreneur community as an entrepreneur who thinks deeply about the redemptive opportunities for every part of the business—and our conversation only confirmed this reputation! We could go on and on about the things we loved from this conversation, but we think it’s best you listen for yourself. Enjoy!

TITUS 2:1-5 - Word & Deed

 TITUS 2:1-5 - Word & Deed

We are so grateful to Chuck for sharing his devotionals with us. They are not just relevant but powerful as we frame and re-frame our work as entrepreneurs. The prayer at the end of each piece is a beautiful synthesis of thanks and requests to God.

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…

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.