Taking Care of People

Factors of a Flourishing Workplace

Factors of a Flourishing Workplace

In today’s video from The C12 Group, we hear from Al Lopus, President and co-founder of Best Christian Workplaces Institute as he describes learning and growth opportunities for employees as one of eight factors of a flourishing workplace culture.

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!

Leaders - Stewards or Owners?

Leaders - Stewards or Owners?

Cheryl Bachelder, former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. and author of Dare To Serve, shares her thoughts on ownership mentality vs. a stewardship mindset. “What has been entrusted to your care? Are your actions carefully and responsibly stewarding these resources?”

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.”

BAM: Serve People and Trust God for Impact

BAM: Serve People and Trust God for Impact

Mats Tunehag shares stories from around the world. In this piece, he reminds the reader that we cannot convert anyone by pushing through or forcing a spiritual impact. This is essential as we do business as mission.

An Entrepreneur Asks “Who Is My Neighbor?”

An Entrepreneur Asks “Who Is My Neighbor?”

Choosing inconvenient neighbors makes us more redemptive entrepreneurs. Jon Kontz shares his thoughts, “I know I need to be a good neighbor, yet I feel pressed to choose between community and opportunity.”

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.

Churches brace for the ‘Illinois Exodus’

Churches brace for the ‘Illinois Exodus’

It’s hard to see a bright economic future for Illinois, at least before a serious reckoning. With already so many people are leaving (more than 45,000 in 2018 alone), the trend has been named the “Illinois Exodus.” That means fewer taxpayers to share the burden, which likely leads to higher taxes, which likely leads to more departures.

How To Find Good Employees: 3 Ways Communicating Appreciation Can Help

How To Find Good Employees: 3 Ways Communicating Appreciation Can Help

The news is repetitive and blaring:  employers are complaining about the inability to find qualified applicants for positions that need to be filled.  The discussion is rather ironic — having 10+ million workers who can’t find work, while employers report they can’t find potential employees who meet the needs they have.

Podcast Episode 64 - God of the Second Shift with Jeff Haanen from the Denver Institute of Faith and Work

Podcast Episode 64 - God of the Second Shift with Jeff Haanen from the Denver Institute of Faith and Work

Join William and Henry in the Mile-High city as they talk to Jeff Haanen from the Denver Institute for Faith and Work. His article, God of the Second Shift, made waves in the faith and work world, and we’re excited to have him on our podcast today to talk more about how we can move this conversation around theology and business from the corner office to the manufacturing floor. Tune in to hear what Jeff has to share about what a theology of work means for those in the working class.

Restoring Work: Training Courses from Chalmers Center

Restoring Work: Training Courses from Chalmers Center

What areas of your life do you long to see reconciled and made new? By asking the deeper questions, The Chalmers Center helps people wrestle with problems with work as a whole. Their training courses are there to help with restoring work to its a place of glorifying God and helping others.

Why the Kingdom of God Matters if We Want to Help the Poor

Why the Kingdom of God Matters if We Want to Help the Poor

“…as I’ve studied poverty and listened to the voices of others, I’ve become convinced that the problems poor people face aren’t solely material in nature. The material poverty that shows up in our world is really the result of something much deeper: broken relationships.”

Work as Flourishing in Prison

Work as Flourishing in Prison

Pursuing business with a “kingdom mindset” doesn’t necessarily mean adopting new or experimental business models, but for Pete Ochs, a successful investment banker in Wichita, Kansas, his calling came alive through a new approach that brought jobs and skills training to inmates in a maximum security prison.

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.

Church Profile: Christ Community

Church Profile: Christ Community

Another church profile from RightNow Media —A core belief woven into the fabric of church life at Christ Community Church is that the gospel speaks to every nook and cranny of life, including work. Pastor Tom Nelson also happens to be our podcast guest this week :)

Podcast Episode 60 - How an Interview with Hulk Hogan on Their Wedding Day Started a $40 Million Business with Jeff and Ally Davidson of Camp Gladiator

Podcast Episode 60 - How an Interview with Hulk Hogan on Their Wedding Day Started a $40 Million Business with Jeff and Ally Davidson of Camp Gladiator

When Ally Davidson woke up on the morning of her wedding day, she had no idea the journey that God had prepared for her, nor did she anticipate it would start with a tryout for the television show American Gladiator that very same day. Fast forward a few years and Camp Gladiator has over 3500 locations across the country with over 100,000 members. Tune in to hear the story of Jeff and Ally Davidson—how interacting with Hulk Hogan jump started their business, how they’ve seen community and exercise drastically affect people’s lives, and how their faith impacts everything they do.

Upcoming book - "Refugee Workforce: The Economic Case for Hiring the Displaced"

 Upcoming book - "Refugee Workforce: The Economic Case for Hiring the Displaced"

Releasing soon in Fall 2019 -- "Refugee Workforce: The Economic Case for Hiring the Displaced" is a book written by Chris Chancey who has spent the last 5 years running a staffing agency to help companies all over the US hire refugees who have already legally resettled in America.

More than a Hobby - Hobby Lobby Story

More than a Hobby - Hobby Lobby Story

How can you worship God through your work? CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby, David Green, shares how he uses his God-given talents and resources in business to enlarge God's kingdom and to serve his employees and customers.

It's Time to Convene

It's Time to Convene

As a group of CEOs, Business Owners, Emerging Leaders, and Owners, Convene seeks to combine industry leading performance with purpose. Across the US and even around the world, Convene Teams come together to experience insight, growth, and impact - and how they can translate that into a lasting legacy.