Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

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June 1st, 2014

Who was R.G. LeTourneau?

R. G. LeTourneau’s name is often associated with generous giving, since he and his wife, Evelyn, practiced “reverse tithing” by giving away 90 percent and keeping 10 percent of their profits.  Yet few realize LeTourneau’s philosophy of giving was spawned by how he connected his faith with...

May 29th, 2014

The Person Called You: Why You're Here, Why You Matter & What You Should Do With Your Life

If you’ve ever found yourself in a job you hate, wondering about your purpose, or just wanting to make sure you are working at peak proficiency, we highly recommend our good friend Bill Hendricks’ new book. For the past twenty years, Bill has helped people harness the power of their...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
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May 26th, 2014

Not Ownership but Responsibility (Leadership is Stewardship: Part 2)

To be faithful stewards, we must understand four important leadership principles. 1.  The principle of ownership.  A leader has privilege, responsibility, and authority because he has been given these by his master. A steward doesn't own; he holds in trust and uses what he has been given...

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May 25th, 2014

Leadership Is Stewardship, Part 1

We live in the Age of Quantification. We want to know how many, how much, and for how long. When it comes to leadership, we like to grade skills, measure behaviors, and add up accomplishments. However, the essence of leadership is broader than possessing certain skills and expertise. It's...

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May 24th, 2014

Living as Faithful Stewards in a Fallen World (Leadership Is Stewardship, Part 3)

This is the third article in a 3- part series called "Leadership Is Stewardship." 3. The principle of accountability.  When a leader is given responsibility, he is accountable to the one who gave it. Paul wrote, "it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy" (1...

May 19th, 2014

Calling: A Biblical Perspective

"Calling, or vocation, is the single most popular topic in the theology of work. When people ponder how their faith relates to their work, their first question is often, “What kind of work is God calling me to?” We spend more time at work—whether paid or unpaid— than any other waking...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
May 18th, 2014

Golfing for God's Glory

Bubba Watson won the 2012 and 2014 Masters using PING irons, giving John Solheim another reason to smile. John is Chairman and CEO of PING, as well as a LeTourneau University Trustee and former LeTourneau student. In 2014 PING earned 15 gold awards in Golf Digest's "Hot List" -- more than...

May 15th, 2014

Theology of Work & Building Spiritual Capital in the Workplace

A Theology of Work The Bible has more to say about work than worship. Yet most Christians don’t understand the significance of work to God’s kingdom. This session will explore how God views work and how a biblical theology of work should shape our experiences in the marketplace and our...

May 15th, 2014

Bad Hiring Decisions: Avoid This Big Mistake

What would you do if your son or daughter flunked 8 out of 10 math tests? Get mad? Take away their privileges? Hire a tutor? Meet with the teacher? Of course, you might also consider: Maybe your child just isn’t wired to do math. Business leaders would do well to consider that cautionary...

May 15th, 2014

Five Appropriate Times to Share Your Faith at Work

Jim wanted to run the other way when a friend urged him to go on a short-term mission trip. Faith was a private part of Jim’s life, so talking to people about Jesus in a foreign country—or anywhere, for that matter—was not appealing in the least. His friend, however, was persistent, and Jim...