Stewardship vs. Ownership

Covington Aircraft | Powered by God

Covington Aircraft | Powered by God

Does aircraft maintenance have anything to do with God's work? Paul and Betty Abbott and their sons Luke and Aaron believe so. The Abbotts took over operations of Covington Aircraft shortly after Paul's graduation from LeTourneau University, know that they were just stewards of a company that belonged to God.

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?”

Defining Gathering in the Faith Driven Investor Movement

Defining Gathering in the Faith Driven Investor Movement

As Faith Driven Entrepreneurs we know that you're looking for resources to encourage and equip you on your journey. We also know that a big part of that is finding a community of like minded leaders both to provide insight and counsel and in some instances to financially invest in the work God is doing…

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.

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.

Golfing for God's Glory - CEO of Ping Golf

Golfing for God's Glory - CEO of Ping Golf

Bubba Watson won the 2012 & 2014 Masters using PING irons, giving John Solheim another reason to smile. Listen here as the CEO of PING shares with LeTourneau Center about the industry & their work to honor God.

The Parable of the Talents

The Parable of the Talents

Theology of Work Project digs into a famous parable —“One of Jesus’ most significant parables regarding work is set in the context of investments (Matt. 25:14-30). A rich man delegates the management of his wealth to his servants, much as investors in today’s markets do.”

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.

Podcast Episode 54 - Governance without Giving up Control: Byron Loflin, Founder of the Center for Board Excellence

Podcast Episode 54 - Governance without Giving up Control: Byron Loflin, Founder of the Center for Board Excellence

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Byron Loflin, founder of the Center for Board Excellence, joins the team this week, helping us get a handle on the importance of good governance within our organizations. He shares with us his views on why governance is core to servant leadership and promotes healthy, humble accountability that provides a stable runway for your organization’s success.

Podcast Episode 53 - The Entrepreneurial Story that led to 370 Million Reading the Bible - Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion

Podcast Episode 53 -  The Entrepreneurial Story that led to 370 Million Reading the Bible - Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion

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EPISODE 53

Bobby Gruenewald of YouVersion joins us this week giving us the low down on the origins of this wildly popular bible app with 370M+ downloads and counting.

The Camcraft Story - How to Run a Business with Biblical Purposes

The Camcraft Story - How to Run a Business with Biblical Purposes

From the LeTourneau Center for Faith and Work, we hear Camcraft’s view of their business in manufacturing high-precision machined components as a gift to them from God, and they see themselves as merely stewards of the business.

God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School

God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School

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?”

How might the practices of the early church inform our handling of possessions in modern times?

How might the practices of the early church inform our handling of possessions in modern times?

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.

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!).

Podcast Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

Podcast Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

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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.

How our Faith Affects the Way We Invest

How our Faith Affects the Way We Invest

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.

Christian Economic Forum 2018: "Maximizing Our Investments"

Christian Economic Forum 2018: "Maximizing Our Investments"

In the video clip today, Henry and panelist Tom Blaisdell discuss permanent capital as a unique and valuable approach for the Christ-centered investor. The panel as a whole highlights the importance of kingdom-minded economics as critical to faith-driven investing.

Down is the Way Up

Down is the Way Up

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. “

What does it mean to integrate our faith and work?

What does it mean to integrate our faith and work?

“Amy Sherman keenly casts a vision for vocational stewardship that grows God’s Kingdom and shapes the world, exploring what we do as well as how we do it. She concludes by suggesting what it might look like practically-speaking to deploy our vocational power as Christians in various sectors.”