Ministry in Words

A Community Of Servants

A Community Of Servants

We are so grateful to Chuck for sharing his devotionals with us. He shares, “Our equality is not a matter of making things “fair” in this world, but rather our equal stature before the Lord as sinners. A mature Christian does what Christ did. He first served his Father’s will and then the needs of all…”

BAM Conference - Silicon Valley October 4-6

BAM Conference - Silicon Valley October 4-6

We’re excited for the Business as Mission Conference happening in Silicon Valley from October 4-6, so we sat down and talked ti Mike Baer about what to expect and what he’s looking forward to!

Upcoming BAM Conference - Silicon Valley October 4-6

Upcoming BAM Conference - Silicon Valley October 4-6

The Business as Mission Conference is happening in 2 weeks! For the first time, this conference will be held in Santa Clara, California, October 4-6, 2019. We wanted to give a friendly reminder if you’re in the area or plan to be.

An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%

An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%

You in the marketplace don’t exist to help professional ministry leaders fulfill the Great Commission. We exist to help you do it. Lausanne Global Workplace Forum (GWF) will bring together 750 global influencers to think about breakthrough insights and mobilization for mission in and through the workplace, at all levels, in all sectors, and in all regions of the world.

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…

Podcast Episode 72 - Has the Center of the Faith and Work Movement moved to Silicon Valley? with Christeen Rico

Podcast Episode 72 - Has the Center of the Faith and Work Movement moved to Silicon Valley? with Christeen Rico

Today we’re in Cupertino, California connecting with Christeen Rico. She’s on the International Expansion team at Apple. She spends much of her time focused on bringing Apple's largest product—their retail stores—to life in new countries around the world. In addition to that, she is responsible for co-leading a volunteer team to define and execute programs that strengthen community and growth opportunities for the Apple Christian Fellowship, one of Apple'sDiversity Network Association. It’s a part of a growing trend that’s emerging in places like Facebook, SalesForce, Google, and many other companies. These are great movements for people looking to connect their faith to their work, and we’re excited to bring you all that Christeen had to share…

TITUS 2:1-5 - Word & Deed

 TITUS 2:1-5 - Word & Deed

We are so grateful to Chuck for sharing his devotionals with us. They are not just relevant but powerful as we frame and re-frame our work as entrepreneurs. The prayer at the end of each piece is a beautiful synthesis of thanks and requests to God.

We Couldn't Wait! The Top 20 Videos for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs are Here!

We Couldn't Wait! The Top 20 Videos for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs are Here!

We couldn’t keep it a secret any longer. Today, we’re announcing the Top 20 Videos for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs. Learn more about what you can expect from the finale of this epic countdown…

Top 100 Video Stories is now at #21-30!

Top 100 Video Stories is now at #21-30!

Two of the videos in this list also feature guests of the FDE podcast — Alan Barnhart from his episode God Owns it All plus Jeff and Ally Davidson from Camp Gladiator and their impromptu wedding day audition for American Gladiator.

Podcast Episode 67 - Stewarding the Journey of an Accidental Entrepreneur with Mark McClain, CEO and Co-founder of SailPoint (NYSE: SAIL)

Podcast Episode 67 - Stewarding the Journey of an Accidental Entrepreneur with Mark McClain, CEO and Co-founder of SailPoint (NYSE: SAIL)

Today we’re just outside of Austin, Texas connecting with Mark McLain. Mark likes to refer to himself as an accidental entrepreneur. He didn’t grow up as the lemonade stand kid but has since gone on to start two different companies. Today, he leads SailPoint, an identity management business started in 2005, that is publicly traded with a market cap around $2 Billion and 1,200 team members across 33 different companies. Mark shares his powerful story of being an “Accidental Entrepreneur” and how that path is more common than we think.

Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 31-40

Our 'Top 100 Video Stories' continues ... Videos 31-40

There are too many good videos to just recommend a few. Here’s our best attempt at narrowing it down to a handful must-sees, but make sure you check out the rest!

Podcast Episode 66 - The Faith Driven Investor with Henry Kaestner and Aimee Minnich

Podcast Episode 66 - The Faith Driven Investor with Henry Kaestner and Aimee Minnich

Today’s episode marks the start of something new. We’re launching a brand new website and podcast for the Faith Driven Investor. This episode, and the entire Faith Driven Investor podcast series, is for fund managers, investors, business owners and pastors who believe that God owns it all and who care deeply about how we steward our investments for financial return and gospel-centered transformation. Listen in to hear Henry Kaestner and Aimee Minnich share what God has been doing in this movement and what’s to come.

We've cracked the Top 50 in our Video Stories!

We've cracked the Top 50 in our Video Stories!

As we continue our countdown of the Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs, we’re finally into the top 50. From this point on, it’s hard for us to recommend just a few. Every video truly stands out for its own unique reasons, but we’ll still try to highlight a few.

This December, join the ARISE Summit in Jerusalem!

This December, join the ARISE Summit in Jerusalem!

As a Christian business leader, you're constantly looking for new ways to integrate your business with your faith, and with God's purposes for the world.  OCEAN Programs, in partnership with ARISE, would like to offer you a chance to do that in a truly unique way.

Now watching #51-60 in our Top 100 Video Stories

Now watching #51-60 in our Top 100 Video Stories

We’re counting the countdown of the Top 100 Video Stories for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs with some great videos! This week, you can watch the different stories of a mechanic, a filmmaker, and a master penman, not to mention several more.

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.

We're at #61-70 in our Top 100 Video Stories

We're at #61-70 in our Top 100 Video Stories

If you feel lonely or isolated in your entrepreneurial journey, we’d highly recommend watching any or all of these stories to be encouraged and reminded that there are other people just like you who have gone, or are going through the exact same things.

Top 100 Video Stories counts down to #71-80

Top 100 Video Stories counts down to #71-80

As we get closer to some of our favorite videos for faith driven entrepreneurs, you’ll find that we have videos covering a vast array of topics. This week’s videos look at commercial banking, private jets, real estate, steel works, recruiting, and just about everything in between.

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!

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!