Capacity Builders (US)

If you are growing your business and you want to be part of a formal program to accelerate that growth or go deep in how to integrate your faith and work, below are some good friends of ours that would love to help.

Praxis - Praxis is a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, supporting founders, funders, and innovators motivated by their faith to renew culture and love their neighbors.  Our community of practice operates through high-touch programs, robust content, and a global portfolio of redemptive business & nonprofit ventures. 

Ocean - Ocean is an independent business accelerator that is uniquely faith backed, focused on building into the founder. Our mission is to increase God’s presence in the marketplace by building into entrepreneurs. Ocean accelerates entrepreneurs with knowledge, relationships, coaching and seed funding. Ocean is enhanced with a concurrent spiritual journey uniquely designed to develop the founder holistically setting them up for success in their personal life as well as their business.

Redeemer Center for Faith and Work - Based in New York, the Center for Faith & Work (CFW) exists to explore and investigate the gospel’s unique power to renew hearts, communities, and the world, in and through our day-to-day work. As the cultural renewal arm of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, we foster, shepherd, and empower the church as it is scattered, living and working out in the world, beyond the walls of any one gathered place of worship.

Repurposing Business - "Repurposing leaders and corporations to discover and implement personal and corporate callings, thereby transforming communities and nations." God has long used work and business as vehicles for his plans on earth. In centuries past a fictitious divide between work & worship, business & ministry crept into our thinking. Our goal is not to get God into business, but to get businesses into God's business. Our tagline is Repurposing Business-Transforming Society®.  Business is a key sector of society and can be an agent for positive change. We therefore generally start with business when engaging leaders and corporations. We also work with the other sectors of society as we aim for holistic transformation of a city or society. 

The Nashville Institute for Faith and Work (NIFW) is dedicated to helping individuals and groups integrate their Christian faith into their day-to-day work in a way that brings about human and organizational flourishing in Nashville and beyond. NIFW provides multiple programs for influencers across a variety of industries. Among these programs is Gotham, a nine-month intensive leadership training that helps individuals bridge the sacred-secular divide in their work and answer the question, “How does my work matter to God?”.  NIFW also offers an Entrepreneur Support Group that provides confidential time with other CEOs, a pastorally-trained executive coach and a curriculum focused on Christianity and entrepreneurism.  Receive event updates by joining their mailing list or following them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

LeTourneau Center for Faith and Work - The Center for Faith & Work at Letourneau University was established to revolutionize the way Christians think about work and to help them experience Christ’s transforming presence and power in every workplace in every nation. Championing the faith-work legacy of R.G. LeTourneau, we offer live workshops, books, and over a thousand online resources including, articles, curriculum, video profiles, and original research to arm Christians with wisdom and skills to live out their faith at work, do business to the glory of God, and prepare them to claim their workplace as their mission field.

Made To Flourish - Made to Flourish empowers pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities. To date, the network has grown to over 2300 member pastors and 24 active city networks. Through local city events, online trainings, free resources, and a relational network, pastors grow in understanding a rich theology of work and economics and learn how to translate these ideas in corporate worship gatherings, discipleship ministries, and outreach in the community. As this happens, congregants increasingly know how faith in Christ can be lived out where they spend most of their time at work. 

Workflourish and Craftwork Coffee Co - Trevor and Riley are friends of FDE and have a transformative model which creates coworking/coffee places to apartment buildings with a missional intent to pull people out of isolation and into community so that they flourish.   Currently in Houston, Forth Worth and Austin.

Cana.Global - CanaGlobal’s vision is to activate purpose-driven entrepreneurs into the 7 mountains of societal influence: family, religion, education, government, media, arts/entertainment, and business. CanaGlobal is a faith-based entrepreneurial accelerator offering 8-12 week entrepreneur and coding bootcamps geared towards the bootstrapped startup founder. Our bootcamp focus is on building customer acquisition systems that will generate revenue and profitability in the startup’s earliest days. Unlike any other creative environment, no other opportunity exists for future entrepreneurs to gain access to our plethora of success resources, connecting the dots between business, purpose, success and faith. 

Denver Institute for Faith and Work - A network of churches and professionals came together to dream of what a broader vision of the gospel might look like for their lives – and for their city. At Denver Institute, they are wholly committed to serving the city of Denver. To celebrate what is good, lament what is broken, and partner with businesses, churches, and organizations to seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which they’ve been called.

Voca Center - VOCA was found with dream of equipping thousands to find God's purpose and power in their daily work with faith-based training, coaching and the right connections. Started as an initiative of the New York City Leadership Center in 2014, VOCA now operates as an independent nonprofit with its own Board of Directors. From our offices in Midtown Manhattan, we serve a variety of clients and beneficiaries across the globe.

Capacity Builders (Non-US)

If you are growing your business and you want to be part of a formal program to accelerate that growth or go deep in how to integrate your faith and work, below are some good friends of ours that would love to help.

African Business Institute - African Business Institute (ABI) is a full-package business education, incubation, and investment institute based in Uganda and Malawi. ABI offers an accredited one-year, post-graduate business program as well as investment and mentorship into graduates' businesses. ABI also provides strategic consulting and research to local and international clients expanding into and within East Africa. 

Canada House Manchester - Sam is a friend of FDE and transforms buildings into creative workspaces in the UK, one co-working space even has a resident pastor! Open to visitors if you’re in Manchester or Leeds. 

Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) Network - Whether Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Hong Kong or Singapore, ELO events are excellent opportunities to get connected with Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders. Attendees and speakers come from around the globe. Thousands of people have attended the ELO World Conferences over the years. For ELO's upcoming events, click here.

Kingdom Entrepreneurship Academy - KEA's mission is to build and equip a community of Christ-centered business leaders who restoratively serve others in a sustainable way.

Resurgo - Resurgo connects people regardless of background around a shared vision that when we work together, we can make a difference in the world and by connecting our creativity, talents and resources we can move mountains to create a greater society together.  As a registered charity based out of local churches, our work is fully inclusive and open to all, so that together we can create a more inspiring society and a stronger legacy for future generations to enjoy. 

Sinapsis - Sinapis is a business accelerator program that provides early stage entrepreneurs with advanced business training integrated with Kingdom Business principles, intensive mentorship and the opportunity to compete for seed capital.   Mostly focused on Kenya, Ghana and Brazil.

Triga Ventures - Triga Ventures equips entrepreneurs to build redemptive ventures that can solve some of Africa's most pressing challenges.  Mostly focused on South Africa.