Stewardship vs. Ownership

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.”

Inspiring a Generous Community

Inspiring a Generous Community

In this Monday’s video, see how an entrepreneurial couple can rally a community towards giving! In the small town of Stanford, Kentucky, Jess and Angela Correll are leading a revival of sorts. From the Correll's bank to restaurant to hotel to other small businesses, the local economy is prospering, and its residents are getting inspired to be a generous community!

Being Faithful vs. Willful

Being Faithful vs. Willful

“If you've been following us at FDE for a while, you know that the concepts of identity and generosity are two of them.  A third, and the subject of this blog, is the difference between being faithful and willful. As entrepreneurs, things seemed to go well when we were faithful, things tended not to go well when we were willful.  I hope you are blessed by David Morken’s (CEO of Bandwidth) note the way that I have been…”

Podcast Episode 34 - How We Abuse Our Money and Time

Podcast Episode 34 - How We Abuse Our Money and Time

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This week we get into Part Two of the Lightning Round episode, fielding your questions.  Henry, Rusty, and William tackle two really important questions for the faith driven entrepreneur: how we handle our resource of money and time.

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.

Work is God's Good Gift

Work is God's Good Gift

We’re continuing our practice of bringing you a short, inspirational video to start off your week. Special thanks to Mike Sharrow, CEO of C12 for sending this one in. Got a video that you think would be an encouragement to other faith driven entrepreneurs that we should include in our Monday rotation? Please send it to us!!