Prayer

Stop Praying for your Business to Succeed

Stop Praying for your Business to Succeed

Adam Metcalf reflects on the early years of ZeeMee where he was consumed with self-centered prayer. “I was praying constantly for the success of ZeeMee and for our investors to have a great return. Don’t get me wrong, these aren’t bad things to pray for! They just aren’t the best things.”

From Script to Improv

From Script to Improv

Praxis is always looking for models, both in the present and in the Christian tradition, of entrepreneurs who clearly lived out a redemptive story. And for a model of a redemptive entrepreneur from the New Testament itself — maybe the whole Bible — it’s hard to beat the Apostle Paul.

Where is the Church When You Lose Your Job?

Where is the Church When You Lose Your Job?

Each year, nearly 20 million people lose their jobs. That’s how this article opens, but don’t worry—it gets hopeful from there. Hear Matt Rusten from Made to Flourish explain the role of the church when it comes to unemployment and how community can and should play a role in helping people get back on their feet.

How Creative Business Blesses a City: Aaron Klusman's Story

How Creative Business Blesses a City: Aaron Klusman's Story

Aaron Klusman's fast-paced baseball career is a model for Christian entrepreneurs nationwide. While playing baseball at ASU, Klusman tried his hand at business by starting a retail clothing company, which grew to include sales representatives nationwide.

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.

How the Green Lantern's Superpower Can Become Yours Too.

How the Green Lantern's Superpower Can Become Yours Too.

Today we feature a sermon from FDE Podcast Co-Host Rusty Rueff. https://subsplash.com/cornerstonetv/lb/mi/+vs34rmp
Please do consider what your Superpower is, and how often you tap in to it. With that knowledge you too might be used by God to do amazing things…for Him while experiencing His joy in doing so.

A Prayer for Entrepreneurs

A Prayer for Entrepreneurs

This “Prayer for Entrepreneurs” was shared with us by Missy Wallace whose church, Christ Presbyterian Church, often leads vocational prayers for its members and wider community in Nashville. In this prayer, its words ring true for entrepreneurs everywhere. Be blessed!

Being Faithful vs. Willful

Being Faithful vs. Willful

“If you've been following us at FDE for a while, you know that the concepts of identity and generosity are two of them.  A third, and the subject of this blog, is the difference between being faithful and willful. As entrepreneurs, things seemed to go well when we were faithful, things tended not to go well when we were willful.  I hope you are blessed by David Morken’s (CEO of Bandwidth) note the way that I have been…”

Faithful Founder (2 of 3): Employees, Investors, Customers & Prayer

Faithful Founder (2 of 3): Employees, Investors, Customers & Prayer

“In part one of this series, I focused on the foundations and motivations of being a faithful founder. In this post, I will unpack how those things are put on display throughout the workday. They are how to be an integrated person, having a bedrock of prayer, pastoring diverse employees, serving customers with great experiences, and relating to investors in new ways.”

Are Tech Wizards Revolutionizing Leadership?

Are Tech Wizards Revolutionizing Leadership?

Tech leaders have virtually unprecedented power to mold the future. The question is: how are they using it — and how will you?

In this post, James Kelly of FaithTech encourages leaders with the reminder of where some of today’s great technology leaders came from. He even reminds us of King David, a man after God’s own heart, who led from a place of faith to influence the world. We are reminded to pray for the influential leaders and realizetechnology provides incredible opportunities to change minds, to change hearts, and to change the world — if leaders seize it.”

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.

George Washington Carver, a Faith Driven Entrepreneur

Born in 1864, George Washington Carver was a son of a slave but was given the opportunity to study and become a scientist. He would begin each day and ask God to reveal secrets to him about plants and vegetables. It is reported that once Carver prayed, “Mr. Creator, show me the secrets of your universe.” “Little man, you’re not big enough to know the secrets of My universe, but I’ll show you the secret of the peanut,” was the reply. When he went to his lab, God downloaded to him over 300 uses of the peanut including various kinds of foods, oil, paint, ink, soap, shampoo, facial cream, plastics, and many other products.

Podcast Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

Podcast Episode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business

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This week’s episode finds the team fielding questions. Marty asks, "how do we keep a Christ-centered attitude while growing a business?"  For Henry, It’s about identity. It’s almost impossible when the goal is solely financial success.  We should seek God first. If there’s frustration at work, it’s an opportunity to pray to God.  Rusty brings a tactical point of view, and recommends starting the day prepared.  Spending time with God is top priority.  We should boot up with God first in order to avoid crashes, or at least minimize them.  William reminds us that we can’t forget our first vocation; we are beloved children of God.  

Does your Company Have its Own Prayer?

Does your Company Have its Own Prayer?

I went to an all boys Jesuit prep school in Baltimore and have said a fair amount  of "Our Fathers" and "Hail Marys" in both English and Latin to be suspect of scripted prayers.  But when William came to the team and suggested that we have a "Sovereign's Capital Prayer," I was open to it, and then when I read and prayed it, I was hooked. 

What Magnum P.I. taught me about Culture

What Magnum P.I. taught me about Culture

When it comes to a laid back, yet exciting culture,  it was hard to beat Magnum P.I. (Private Investigator). Not only did he kick it on the 200 acre beachfront estate in Hawaii, known as the Robin’s Nest, he drove around a Ferrari, fought crime with one of the most manly staches you have ever laid eyes on and had a fridge that had a seemingly endless supply of beer. He was one cool dude. But a laid back, exciting culture doesn’t really amount to much unless it is accompanied with prayer and intentionality. That is what “P.I.” should represent for any faith-driven entrepreneur.