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Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 81 - 90

Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 81 - 90

This week’s top 100 video countdown gets us into the 80’s. As you look through this list, you’ll find a lot of great videos on faith and work and what it means to be a Christian in the workplace. Feel free to just jump right in!

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.

Podcast Episode 61 - The Scoreboard of the Monday Church with Tom Nelson of Made to Flourish

Podcast Episode 61 - The Scoreboard of the Monday Church with Tom Nelson of Made to Flourish

Today, we’re in Kansas City with Tom Nelson. Tom is the visionary pastor of a multi-site church called Christ Community, and he’s been widely recognized in the Faith Driven Entrepreneur community for his book, Work Matters. He also serves on the board of The Gospel Coalition and is President of Made to Flourish—a network of pastors trying to establish what it looks like to be a Monday church. What we love about Tom, and why we had him on today, is that he is working on a replicable model for what it looks like for the average church to affirm and encourage entrepreneurs. Join Henry, William, and Rusty to hear how Tom’s work could affect the way you worship, the way you work, and even the way you live.

Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs

When we started this project, we honestly didn’t believe we’d find that many video stories to share. We were cautiously optimistic about reaching 100 videos, but after researching on our own and receiving an overwhelming amount of recommendations, we found more videos than we knew what to with!

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.

Podcast Episode 58 - Becoming Bilingual: Fluency in Metrics and Story with Matt Bird

Podcast Episode 58 - Becoming Bilingual: Fluency in Metrics and Story with Matt Bird

Today we’re connecting with Matt Bird, who is based in the United Kingdom. Matt is the author of several books, including Relationology, The Secrets of Story, and Freedom: How to Live Your Life for Jesus Free From Anxiety and Worry. Another one of his books, Transformation, takes a look at how God is connecting churches across communities, cities, and countries to bring about social, political, economic, cultural, and spiritual transformation. This book is the product of Matt’s work with businesses and churches in helping them both improve one another as they increase their impact, which is the subject of this episode. Listen in to hear how they do it!

Stepping on the Head of Evil: An Entrepreneur's Role in the Gospel and Redemption

Stepping on the Head of Evil: An Entrepreneur's Role in the Gospel and Redemption

It's not often that an article intrigues me the way Anthony Bradley's recent piece in Fathom did.  His major point of many of us not having a complete view of the Gospel and restoration of God's Kingdom has very real ramifications for us as entrepreneurs, even though at face level this is a post about racial reconciliation in the Church.

Podcast Episode 51 - God Owns it All: Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging

Podcast Episode 51 - God Owns it All: Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging

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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!).

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…

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.

When a Startup becomes a Monastery 2.0

When a Startup becomes a Monastery 2.0

From Seattle Pacific University's Faith & Co., this short business documentary shows how a startup answered a call to purposeful reconciliation and community building. Dayspring Technologies relocated from downtown to Bayview, an underserved community where tourists (and tech firms) rarely venture.

A Practical Story For Living a Generous Lifestyle

A Practical Story For Living a Generous Lifestyle

The Bible has much to say about our attitude toward money and points us towards a generous lifestyle. Yes, it’s important to for us to save for retirement and be diligent with our finances, but we’re also called to use our resources to advance the cause of the Gospel. The founders P.S. Kitchen in NYC understand this call well. They not only donate its profits to charity, but they also share the practical love of God with the staff!

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!

Work as Worship — How Faith & Work Go Hand in Hand!

Work as Worship — How Faith & Work Go Hand in Hand!

RightNow Media @ Work is a resource to help Christian business leaders live out their faith at work, develop leaders, and care for their team relationally, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Simply put, we believe in work as worship. Enjoy the video!

Faithful Founder (3 of 3): Spotlight, Compromise, & Kingdom Impact

Faithful Founder (3 of 3): Spotlight, Compromise, & Kingdom Impact

“In this final post, I’ll get into the implications of 1) living in the spotlight —Our identity is not in our performance, but in Jesus’ perfect performance on our behalf; 2) dealing with compromise —Caring for people beyond your obligation is another way to live as a faithful founder – although I fear all the times I only did the minimum required; and 3) aiming to leave a kingdom impact —Kingdom impact can happen on a personal level, a community level, or even an industry level.”

Ecclesiopreneurship

Ecclesiopreneurship

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.

A Grander Vision - Betenbough Homes

A Grander Vision - Betenbough Homes

Even after experiencing West Texas-like storms of life, Ron Betenbough of Betenbough Homes, was able to rebuild his life thanks to God’s provision in his business. After committing the business to God, Ron and his son Rick Betenbough, experienced God’s blessings in business and in the lives of their employees. Take a listen to this inspiring Monday video.

Systemic Surprises

Systemic Surprises

A discussion with an entrepreneur who had begun to think about how to deliver “systematic surprises” led Rusty Rueff to think about it’s implication beyond product management. Systemic surprises are things that keep an offering fresh and exciting, without extra strain on the “system” so that these moments of surprise can be delivered flawlessly and with excellence. Rusty steps us through what systemic surprises could look like as part of our daily witness in the marketplace.