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December 29th, 2016

Made to Flourish | A Pastor's Network for the Common Good

Made to Flourish's mission is to come alongside pastors and the local churches they serve, to encourage and equip them to live more integral and flourishing lives, and to more effectively equip their congregations to better connect Sunday to Monday. As a network of pastors, they want to...

September 11th, 2016

Why Don’t More Christians Take their Spiritual Gifts to Work?

It’s my fault. The seasoned attorney stared me in the eye, stretched his fingers and tapped his very large hand in a declarative pose over the oak table. He boldly stated, “Right here—every day—THIS is my ministry!” I was twenty-seven years old, serving my first pastorate, and...

February 15th, 2016

Churches Can Make a Difference in Business

In my journey with workplace ministries I have learned that there is both a need and a huge opportunity for the church to make a difference in the business community—but most pastors don’t know it. Most of the pastors and seminary students I’ve spoken with over the years have not considered...

November 26th, 2015

Why Appreciation Matters

What is the one thing that leaders can do for those who work for them that will contribute more to productivity than anything else we do? Take an attitude of thanksgiving back to work! Stop and say, “Thank you.” In an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “Why Appreciation Matters So...

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October 24th, 2015

4 Lessons about Overcoming Obstacles from R.G. LeTourneau

R.G. LeTourneau was one of became America’s best-known Christian businessmen in the mid- twentieth century. He, made and gave away a fortune during his lifetime, and he founded a university. Although he had only seven years of formal education, LeTourneau died with 300 patents in his name...

October 19th, 2015

Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed)

Jeff Van Duzer grew up thinking business was the source of much damage and evil in the world, the work of greedy capitalists polluting the environment. Thirty years later he was dean of a business school. In the course of that remarkable transformation, Van Duzer discovered many business...

October 7th, 2015

Why Christians Should Paint, Dance, Quilt, Act, Compose Music, Write Stories, Decorate Cookies and Participate in the Arts

Why does a symphony stir our soul or painting capture our imagination? Why does a well-turned phrase in a story or a well-cast line in a stream produce a sense of satisfaction? Why does creating something beautiful give us joy?  Because we are made in the image of our Creator God. According...

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September 24th, 2015

Communicating Grace in an Ungracious World

Whether we work on a factory floor, in a cramped cubical, or in the corner office, each of us has the opportunity to bring grace to our workplace. Even small things—a word of encouragement or a simple act of kindness—can be used by God to accomplish big things. Graciousness Stands Out  In a...

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September 23rd, 2015

The Art of Listening Well: 10 Things Christian Business Leaders Should Never Silence

C12 is one of America's leading CEO Roundtable organizations. Founded in 1992, C12 helps Christian business owners or chief executives ​achieve excellence through best-practice professional development, peer sharpening, consistent accountability, and learning with the eternal...

May 17th, 2015

How a "Yes" Culture Prepares College Seniors for Their Calling

A “yes” culture releases people to discover their gifts and live out their calling in the world. “At my church,” says college grad specialist Erica Young Reitz, “this isn’t just a tagline—it’s really happening.” In our series What My Church Does Well, Erica inspires love for young...