Taking Care of People

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.

A Circle of Instigators

A Circle of Instigators

Some of us have heard of the powerful groups of friends like The Clapham Sect or perhaps the Inklings. Inventive friendship can be an extension of entrepreneurial calling & at their best, these inventive friendships are part of the redemptive fabric of faith in Jesus.

Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron Sharpens Iron

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Prov. 27:17) — Friendship, especially biblical friendship, often demands more from you than you originally intended to give. Being close friends with another person takes commitment, accountability, trust, and a willingness to be vulnerable

A Spiritual Forecast

A Spiritual Forecast

Greg Leith, CEO & Board Member of Convene shares that “the spiritual forecast for our world is rather cloudy. Yet, regardless of the leader of your country, you’re still a leader in your company. The spiritual forecast for the world depends on you, and it starts in your business.”

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

Jay Stringer, a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of "Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing", joins Greg Leith of Convene to discuss a topic that few dare to touch. How does the power of a leader infused with their sexual brokenness impact their lives and the lives of those that they lead?

Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet

From Seattle Pacific University's Faith & Co., this short business documentary profiles the Munsons who not only see their Saddleback Leather Company as something that can support ministry/missions, but as a mission all its own — loving customers and employees, many of whom who are in Leon, Mexico.

Building Relationships in Love

Building Relationships in Love

We are honored to share an excerpt from Mark Greene’s classic “Thank God It's Monday” which is celebrating 25 years in print. A big thanks to Christian publisher Muddy Pearl based in Edinburgh! Read more here…

Podcast Episode 48 - Unleashing the Power of People and Increasing Productivity 300%: Bryant Ambelang, CEO of NatureSweet

Podcast Episode 48 - Unleashing the Power of People and Increasing Productivity 300%: Bryant Ambelang, CEO of NatureSweet

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On today’s episode, we’re on the road connecting with Bryant Ambelang, President and CEO of NatureSweet, the largest greenhouse producer of tomatoes in North America. Bryant shares with us the ways he has cared for his employees by doing a better job of connecting their purpose and passions to their work.

Faith & Co. Video Story: "The Top 1%"

Faith & Co. Video Story: "The Top 1%"

From Seattle Pacific University's Faith & Co., this short business documentary shares how I Have a Bean offers a chance at redemption and helps change attitudes about previously imprisoned people returning to society — all while making great coffee.

How To Be An Entrepreneurial Leader [Part II]

How To Be An Entrepreneurial Leader [Part II]

Our friends at Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) Network share a two-part article about their namesake. In Part 2, we read about specific leaders and their impact by being entrepreneurial believers. Finally, ask yourself how you can be more entrepreneurial in your present context. In short, whether in church or in business, how can you enlarge your territory?

Podcast Episode 40 - Mission Ready: Part Two with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

Podcast Episode 40 - Mission Ready: Part Two with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

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In Part Two with David Morken, the team discusses more thoroughly about what it means to be mission ready both individually and corporately. David talks about the importance of obedience to God and avoiding the pitfalls of both willfulness and passivity and Henry leads the discussion into practical applications of how their company’s HR policies intentionally reflected kingdom values as they target the whole person for impact. 

A Place of Refuge at L&R Pallet

A Place of Refuge at L&R Pallet

In this Monday’s video, we take a look at a second-generation family business, L&R Pallets, based in Denver. CEO James Ruder shares their amazing solution to solve a waning, quality labor force — reaching out to the refugee community!

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.”

Podcast Episode 28 -Resurgence of Faith in the Marketplace: Interview with Mike Sharrow (CEO of C12)

Podcast Episode 28 -Resurgence of Faith in the Marketplace: Interview with Mike Sharrow (CEO of C12)

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The first of two parts, this week’s episode finds the team speaking with Mike Sharrow, President and CEO of C12, an organization that provides a confidential and intimate environment where like-minded peers share ideas, discover and plan for areas in their business that need improvement, hold each other accountable, and encourage one another to conduct business in a God-honoring way.

"One of the best investments"

"One of the best investments"

Undoubtedly, you've come to understand that we are big fans of chaplaincy here at FDE.  Here's a video from one of entrepreneurs that Corporate Chaplains of America works with.  At Bandwidth, our first interaction with Corporate Chaplains of America was 10 years ago when Jeff Brown started visiting us every other Friday morning.  His impact on our staff was HUGE.  We'll tell that story on an upcoming blog.  In the meantime, please enjoy this video about Janet Ward Black's experience.