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?”
Rev. Dr. Helen Rhee, Professor of Church History at Westmont College & Associate Pastor of Free Methodist Church, adds to our understanding of God’s intent and absolute ownership of the created world and the ramifications for human stewardship. She gives depth to notions of “sufficient care” and “appropriate enjoyment” in a global culture of affluence.
This week’s guest is Alan Barnhart of Barnhart Crane and Rigging of Memphis, TN. Originally a small family business started by his parents, Alan and his brother, Eric, grew the company into one of the largest Heavy Lift and Heavy Transport organization in the United States with 1,000 team members in more than 40 locations across the country and a nationwide reputation for solving problems (Even if it means building a 200+ wheel truck!).
On this episode, the team spends time with Andy Crouch, partner for theology and culture at Praxis, an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, as well as an accomplished writer and journalist, having authored several books as well as articles published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine.
Tim Macready, Chief Investment Officer at Christian Super, shares how the superannuation pension fund is on a journey of applying God’s Word to the way they, as Christian professionals, invest their beneficiaries’ assets. This includes learning to be better stewards of creation, looking for ways to promote human flourishing, and seeking to be redemptive in all that they do.
In this post, Evan Kubicek calls to all entrepreneurs and business owners thinking of new ways to impact stakeholders. “Identify the beliefs that are preventing progress. Help restore the relationships that have been broken in your stakeholders’ lives. Don’t be quick to offer resources but uncover what is already available. It’s your problem to join but not yours to own. Give yourself lots of grace and time. Nothing worth doing happens fast. Enjoy the ride. “
In this Monday’s video, see how an entrepreneurial couple can rally a community towards giving! In the small town of Stanford, Kentucky, Jess and Angela Correll are leading a revival of sorts. From the Correll's bank to restaurant to hotel to other small businesses, the local economy is prospering, and its residents are getting inspired to be a generous community!
“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…”
We need a new kind of job profile for anyone venturing out to start, build, and grow a great company: ecclesiopreneurship.
Ecclesiopreneurship is a created word—a combination of ekklesia (the Greek word commonly translated as “church”) and entrepreneurship (a technical term to describe the designing, launching, and running of a new business). Ecclesiopreneurship combines the theological role of the church with the drive and passion of entrepreneurs who create new businesses.
We’re continuing our practice of bringing you a short, inspirational video to start off your week. Special thanks to Mike Sharrow, CEO of C12 for sending this one in. Got a video that you think would be an encouragement to other faith driven entrepreneurs that we should include in our Monday rotation? Please send it to us!!
God needs our success and our money to do his work on earth, right?? What is the most important question for us to answer: How to give, where to give, why to give? How do we define "net worth"? There may not be a more important topic for a Faith Driven Entrepreneur to tackle, than how to think about generosity. We worship a generous God who has given to us generously, and we, as do all Christ followers, have an opportunity to respond. How should we do it as entrepreneurs? How do we think about ownership? How do we think about giving? How do we think about God?
Fundraising. It’s something that we as entrepreneurs all have to tackle at some point. In this week’s FDE podcast episode, we examine the different issues that are associated with fundraising. You'll hear Henry note at the outset that this particular episode is a bit more weighted for the social entrepreneur or ministry entrepreneur....but I hope you'll agree that the mindset on fundraising is very relevant for entrepreneurs of all types.