What Genesis 1 says about Work

What Genesis 1 says about Work

This week’s podcast guest Jon Collins will dig into the importance of God’s word in our daily lives. This piece from Theology of Work shows how deep and rich Scripture is — even in a chapter from Genesis that we’ve all re-read many times. God’s word teaches us something new everyday!

Where Are You?

Where Are You?

Matt Rawlins shares a devotional digging deep into the first question God asked Adam, "Where are you?" He argues that this question is even more relevant for leaders of today. He ends his thought piece with practical, reflective questions to encourage entrepreneurs.

The Accidental Social Entrepreneur

The Accidental Social Entrepreneur

The remarkable story of one gutsy contractor’s determination to end poverty in Africa. Grant Smith is not a visionary or an enthusiastic missionary. He’s a problem solver. When confronted with the desperate problems of poverty he witnessed in Africa, he did the only thing he knew how to do–business.

Building Community Inside Prison Walls

Building Community Inside Prison Walls

Brenda McGowan is a proud native from the South Side of Chicago. She began her career in criminal justice reform in 2006 while serving as advisory council chairperson for the St. Joseph County Prison Reentry Initiative. Listen here to her work as Vice President of programming at Crossroads Prison Ministries.

Podcast Episode 81 - The Redemptive Nonprofit with Jena Nardella of Praxis

Podcast Episode 81 - The Redemptive Nonprofit with Jena Nardella of Praxis

Today we’re in the Bay Area talking to Jena Nardella of Praxis. You may know Jena from some of her work improving clean water access around the world and her book titled One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal Taught Me to Love the World Instead of Save It. Today she works on building the durability and sustainability of nonprofit organizations and leaders with Praxis and recently their team wrote a book called The Redemptive Nonprofit. We got to talk to her about all of this and more, and we think you’ll really enjoy what she had to share…

Masaka Creamery: Creating Jobs for Deaf Youth

Masaka Creamery: Creating Jobs for Deaf Youth

HAPPY MONDAY! We wanted to start the week with an encouraging video from a reader just like you. Jon Porter shares a video story of a dairy processing business that God called him to start in Rwanda employing the deaf. As he puts it, “It was an exciting, overwhelming, full-of-miracles experience …” and from what we can see, we couldn’t agree more!

11 Thoughts on Failure for Entrepreneurs

11 Thoughts on Failure for Entrepreneurs

For over 20 years, Charlie Paparelli has been an professional angel investor and entrepreneur, co-founding 12 startups and investing in 23. On a daily basis, he mentors 10 startup founders and advises many more. Read more about his 11 thoughts on how to see failure as an entrepreneur.a

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Liars (and How to Face the Truth)

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Liars (and How to Face the Truth)

“The liars list” are aspects of businesses (your business) that you’re probably lying to yourself about. My CEO clients weren’t lying to me. But the fact that they lied to themselves was hurting the company. Did I do that when I ran my company?

Podcast Episode 80 - Serving Those Who Steal from You with Craig Deall

Podcast Episode 80 - Serving Those Who Steal from You with Craig Deall

If you’ve followed the podcast for a while, there’s no doubt you’ve heard some amazing stories of success, failure, and everything in between. Well, today’s episode is something special. Craig Deall called us from Harari to share the story of what it was like when, under the rule of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe forced thousands of industrial farmers to give up their lands. In a moment, generations of family wealth was gone. But what Craig’s response makes this story all the more amazing. Rather than seeking revenge or restitution, Craig chose the path of reconciliation, and in doing so, his life offers us a valuable lesson on what it actually looks like to forgive your enemies. Tune in to hear more from his incredible story...

Do You Have a 10,000 Year Perspective?

Do You Have a 10,000 Year Perspective?

“What are you doing that will matter in 10,000 years?” It was the kind of question that stops you in your tracks–a truth bomb. And the kind of question rarely asked. Matt McConnell invites us to really think that question through.

5 Ways to Beat Pride in Giving

5 Ways to Beat Pride in Giving

It’s difficult to underestimate the importance of cultivating humility in our giving — Jesus reminds us that the boastful, prideful giver has already received their reward in full. John Rinehart points our attention to discover what Nebuchadnezzar learned and calls us to live how Mary lived to avoid becoming prideful as we grow in the grace of giving.

Looking for God’s Fingerprints in Every Gift

Looking for God’s Fingerprints in Every Gift

Today, we share an episode from NCF’s Inside Giving: Inspiring Stories of Biblical Generosity podcast series hosted by John Putnam. Jeanne McMains, Vice President of NCF's Complex Gift Solutions team, has a unique perspective when she comes alongside NCF givers as they make complex gifts such as business interests and real estate.

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: Andy Corley (UK)

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: Andy Corley (UK)

We are excited to share with you some of the great Entrepreneur Profiles from around the world compiled by our friends at Generosity Path. Today, we meet a top business leader who is on the generosity path and ask them what God has taught him about giving. This week, meet Andy Corley from the United Kingdom!

Podcast Episode 79 - The Science of Radical Giftology with John Ruhlin

Podcast Episode 79 - The Science of Radical Giftology with John Ruhlin

Everyone has a story about receiving a gift they had no interest in, but do any of us know if we’ve ever given a gift that someone else didn’t want? This is exactly the situation John Ruhlin wants to help you avoid. John is the author of Giftology, a book that teaches the science of “radical generosity.” He has helped countless companies boost their referrals, retention rates, and ROI, and today, he has a special gift for us as well...

5 Bad Business Gift Ideas You Need to Avoid

5 Bad Business Gift Ideas You Need to Avoid

Originally published by INC— It may be better to give than receive--but not with these gifts. Sales expert Tom Searcy asks John Ruhlin (this week’s Podcast guest) about the five types of gifts you should avoid giving as an entrepreneur.

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…”

The Ultimate Villain behind All the Others

The Ultimate Villain behind All the Others

Matt Perman shares his thoughts on the unseen villains that may be hindering us. “There is an even deeper reason why centering our lives on our own aims or even on correct principles cannot overcome the three villains of ambiguity, overload, and lack of fulfillment. “

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

We Become What We Worship: Why False Stories Hurt Us—And the Poor

Brian Fikkert of Chalmers discusses the risks of false stories and their impact on our lives. “Humans create culture in their own image… We worship what we love, and because our loves reflect our minds, affections, and wills, they shape our entire lives.”

Podcast Episode 78 - Terrorist Threat, Charity Case, or Refugee Workforce? with Chris Chancey of Amplio Recruiting

Podcast Episode 78 - Terrorist Threat, Charity Case, or Refugee Workforce? with Chris Chancey of Amplio Recruiting

Today, we’re talking to Chris Chancey, Found and CEO of Amplio Recruiting. Amplio is a multi-city staffing agency helping companies like Chick-fil-a, WeWork, and others find dependable talent in a surprising place—the refugee workforce. This is coming at a time where we all know the labor shortage in America is at an all-time high, and as Chris shared with us, this may be one of the most emotionally-charged debates in our country. But it may also be the source of one of the best kept secrets for the American economy. Listen in to hear what Chris has to share that might have a lasting effect on faith driven entrepreneurs...