top 20 resources for continued learning
Below are some of our favorite resources to continue digging into how faith, work, and entrepreneurship come together to glorify God.
There’s nothing like an authentic story. It has the power to inspire and validate what God is doing in a powerful way—practical, inspirational, but not prescriptive. We’ve hunted, gathered, and collected the top video stories. Our hope is that you’ll watch these and realize you're a part of a larger community of entrepreneurs driven by their faith.
God is at work around the world. You’re a part of a movement of God’s people. May these videos encourage and inspire you on your journey. Join us as we countdown the top 100 videos this Summer.
Praxis has a great video & discussion series on redemptive entrepreneurship for founders, innovators, and creators that you don’t want to miss. Go through it as an individual, group, theres a lot of options to dive in … And it doesn’t stop there. Praxis has a regular journal where they’re sharing thoughtful conversations and ideas coming from their network.
Out of Seattle Pacific University, Faith & Co. Business on Purpose is an educational and formational experience that will deepen connections between your faith and work. It offers education through an open online course, a group study guide, and short business documentaries.
Many people don’t know there’s dozens of great video Bible Studies that tackle the issues of Faith, Work and the pressing questions for Faith Driven Entrepreneurs. RightNow Media (The Netflix of Video Studies for the Church) has brought all of them in one place among their library of 20,000 videos. If your church has an account, you have access to these for free and can consider using them in your small group. Here’s a few of our favorites.
The vision of the Theology of Work Project is that every Christian be equipped and committed for work as God intends. A Christian approach makes work more meaningful and productive, benefits society and the people we work with and for, gets us through the challenges we face on the job, draws people to Jesus, and brings glory to God.
The Theology of Work Project (TOW) is the deepest, largest, and most trusted source of biblical, theological, and pastoral material related to work.
Venture Academy is a faith-based video course with Harvard Business School cases and 190+ videos broken into mini-courses. This resources comes to us from the recommendation of Wade Myers (an investor with Eagle Ventures and Boldmore), and he also recommends Opportunity IQ—a business plan/idea evaluation tool that scores a plan or idea using 50 strategic principles of success—and Startup Financial Model, which is a business planning tool that has been used by entrepreneurs in 90+ countries.
Led by Tom Nelson, pastor at Christ Community Church their team is committed to serving pastors and local churches. They believe the local church as God designed it is the hope of the world. Their desire is to empower pastors and churches to be more beautiful in their expression and effective in their mission, with a big emphasis on the marketplace.
They empower a growing network of pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities. If you’re a pastor or leader in your church looking to connect with others on the journey, connect with one of their groups.
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, they 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.
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.
Workmatters believes that God can and will use Christians in the marketplace to see his kingdom come all over the world. They believe that this will happen as career-minded Christians understand and live God’s purpose for their work. Their deep desire and ambition is to equip one million career-minded Christians in 10,000 companies by 2025. Leaders reach companies, and companies can reach the world. In reality, it’s one person at a time, one company at a time. Are you next?
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, they 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.
Ask Yourself, “What would be the most meaningful, long-lasting and important things you could do with the 40 (or more) hours of the week spent in the office, working?” How do we make our work also our “Kingdom Work”? God, has put us all here for a life purpose, our work included. Ours is the challenge and the opportunity to match ourselves to His purpose in our work. If we do so, expect a more fulfilled and aligned life.
This blog (started October 1, 2008) is published Monday-Friday (except for U.S. Holidays) and is written for you as an added resource to assist in bringing God’s glory to the work you, and we all, do!
Founder Brett Johnson, previously businessperson (Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse), a Pastor (leading a local church) and a consultant to missions (Youth with a Mission, or YWAM) has written around 12 books in connection to his organization’s tagline is Repurposing Business-Transforming Society®.
DIFW is a network of churches and professionals who came together to dream of what a broader vision of the gospel might look like for their own lives and for the city of Denver. It aims to fill the gap between faith and work, public and private, church and city. Its guiding principles are: think theologically; embrace relationships; create good work; seek deep spiritual health; and serve others sacrificially.
They are dedicated to transforming our relationship to work, fostering human flourishing and renewing Los Angeles. CFWLA provides workshops, courses, an intensive nine month fellows program and annual conferences all designed to enable theological + spiritual formation, creation of rich transformative community, and initiation of concrete expressions of cultural renewal in the greater Los Angeles area.
His Way at Work is inspiring and helping Business Leaders to improve their workplace by having God at the center and caring for people as He did to create Eternal Value. They have been collecting and sharing Faith-At-Work best practices for over a decade.
The De Pree Center exists to serve marketplace leaders so they might live intentionally and wisely as disciples of Jesus in every part of life, including their daily work. They do this by providing biblically based, practical resources for marketplace leaders and churches who serve them.
Enterprise Stewardship creates a high impact on business practices using the ES strategic framework and proven tactical tools.
They view business as an enterprise; an important project requiring effort, innovation and risk. Additionally, they believe that it should be guided by a steward; a person who is entrusted to faithfully manage the property of another.
They believe that as Christian business leaders, our role is to steward important, innovative, and world-changing projects we call business.
Salt&Light was born as a platform to facilitate marketplace unity in Singapore and the region. And to root it in the principles, posture and perspectives of a God who set human beings to fruitful work as one of His first acts of Creation.