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Movement Mortgage presents "Movement Mentoring"

Movement Mortgage presents "Movement Mentoring"

Yesterday, our podcast featured Casey Crawford as our guest — an Entrepreneur, Super Bowl winner who leads Movement Mortgage—a Billion dollar business that Inc and several others have recognized. Although they’re known for their business and employee engagement, their community impact is also impressive! Today, we want to highlight some of their resources, specifically their mentoring program.

Podcast Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Podcast Episode 76 - Are Christians Called to Comfort? With Super Bowl Winner and CEO of Movement Mortgage, Casey Crawford

Today we’re talking to Casey Crawford. Casey is an Entrepreneur that left the NFL with a Super Bowl Ring and then started a company, Movement Mortgage—a Billion dollar business that Inc and several others have recognized. They’ve been known for their business, their community impact, and their ability to create a company that people want to work for. As Casey shared with us, creating a company is far from a comfortable experience. Entrepreneurs, of course, know what it’s like to be uncomfortable. Yet, there’s something in modern/Western Christianity that expects comfort. We often act as though God has called us to a life of comfort and ease, not one of stress and sacrifice. But as Casey points out, Jesus didn’t exactly live an easy life! And this is just one way he gave us a great perspective alongside a paradigm shift in this podcast episode. Listen in to hear more...

The Faith & Work Podcast: David Brooks and The Second Mountain

The Faith & Work Podcast: David Brooks and The Second Mountain

We’re huge fans of DIFW, Jeff Haanen, and their podcast The Faith & Work Podcast. They recently interviewed New York Times columnist and best-selling author David Brooks about his new book The Second Mountain. We highly recommend you listen in!

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…

Bandwidth CEO relies on a higher calling to build Raleigh firm into $2B success

Bandwidth CEO relies on a higher calling to build Raleigh firm into $2B success

Originally published by WRAL TechWire Bandwidth , a Triangle-born provider of communications-related services that has grown into a venture with global reach, might be riding high at the moment after recently hitting the $2 billion valuation mark. But as its founder and CEO David Morken can attest, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. He credits one thing for getting him through: his Christian faith.

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?

Practicing the King's Economy

Practicing the King's Economy

Practicing the King's Economy invites us into the biblical story of the "King Jesus Economy." This book explores six key biblical themes and shares practical insights into ways to you can embody God's love and provision for the world.

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.

Live with the End in Mind - Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart

Live with the End in Mind - Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart

One day, our jobs will end. In that moment, what will people say about you? Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart, addresses the importance of building a lasting legacy through a life of honesty and humility. 

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 God's Work Is The Model For Your Work

How God's Work Is The Model For Your Work

We understand that we are created in God's image, that he was a creator and a designer and therefore we are the same.  As entrepreneurs we inherently get this at some level, but I think that we are well served by tapping in to this Biblical truth regularly as we look for an encouragement in our work.  No one does a better job of this, in my opinion, than Jerry Bowyer

God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School

God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School

At Generous Giving’s annual gathering, John Cortines and Greg Baumer were invited to speak about their book, Through the Needle. The book covers the Harvard MBAs’ struggle to answer - “As young Christians with sky-high earnings potential, what should they plan to do with their money?”

A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs

A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs

Andy Crouch from Praxis was a guest on this week's podcast and shared about the powerful book they released called “A Rule of Life." At FDE, we believe it’s one of those essential pieces of reading for entrepreneurs and others called to leadership.

Dear Son ...

Dear Son ...

A White Paper from The Christian Economic Forum

Matt Lesser shares a personal letter he received from his father to encourage him as an entrepreneur —“We have the opportunity and the responsibility to influence generations for God’s Kingdom through the marketplace. It will take concentration of effort and unified commitment to creating financial, cultural, and Kingdom returns…for such a time as this. As you embark on this journey, keep these principles at the forefront of your thinking: Vision, Impact, People, Balance, and Returns.”

How Christians Can Experience Deeper Rest

How Christians Can Experience Deeper Rest

Please enjoy some of the great content from our friends at Theology of Work, originally published on their website. TOW Project resources are meant to be both theologically rigorous and genuinely practical. In this article, they discuss both Biblical examples and practical ways for believers to experience deeper rest.

Invest in Emotional Health

Invest in Emotional Health

A White Paper from The Christian Economic Forum

“I am increasingly convinced, however, that we have missed an important foundation of healthy culture and effective leadership. Emotional health is not a popular or familiar topic. These issues cannot be fully resolved by the human resources department of a company. They also cannot be fully addressed through a Corporate Chaplain program. Professional counseling or therapy is needed for individuals to be equipped with the appropriate tools, awareness, and resources.”

Do You Know What is Shaping Your Desires?

Do You Know What is Shaping Your Desires?

Take a listen to this sermon by Toby Kurth at Christ Church San Francisco for a check on your motivations. This message isn’t necessarily about being an entrepreneur, but is very much about being a follower of Christ, and so it has everything to do with being a FAITH DRIVEN entrepreneur.

Discerning Your Calling

Discerning Your Calling

There is an unbiblical theme permeating the Church today which elevates the callings of pastors and “full-time missionaries” above “secular” vocations. If you’re an entrepreneur, photographer, artist, salesperson, doctor, musician, lawyer, or janitor, you have likely sensed this often unspoken hierarchy of callings.

But… The highest calling on your life isn’t necessarily being a pastor or missionary; it’s glorifying God and serving others in whatever work God has called you to do. “Calling” is one of the most confusing ideas in the Christian life. How can your work feel like a vocation—a true calling on your life? What does the Bible have to say about the work God has uniquely equipped you to do? What are the best questions to ask when discerning your calling? Read more to find out…

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Money is something that every entrepreneur will struggle with. We know that God tells us that we can’t worship both Him and Mammon. In addition to the eternal truth that we see in the Bible, there is some great research on money that can help us understand the dynamic that money plays in our lives. Which makes people happier - purchasing material items or experiential purchases? Bill High shares some research to help us answer that question, “Can Money Buy Happiness?”, once and for all.