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Authored by Center for Faith & Work or LeTourneau University Faculty and Staff

August 3rd, 2017

Give it Up To the Lord- But Don't Give Up

Before Phil Burks' company revolutionized communication for first responders, God revolutionized how Phil saw his work as a business leaders. Phil Burks, CEO of the Genesis group, explained to the students and faculty at LeTourneau University, the difference between giving up and giving it...

via Bill Peel
April 25th, 2017

Fail Forward

Some people refuse to use the word failure. Instead, they substitute words like slip-up, setback, glitch, mistake—or at least frame the failure in a positive light.    Take IBM founder Thomas Watson, for example. He was legendary for his ability to turn a serious mistake into a...

April 23rd, 2017

Churches Where Work Matters

In 2002, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan asked tech-industry veteran Katherine Leary Alsdorf to establish and lead Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work, which became a pioneering faith-at-work church ministry. Today, more and more churches are seeing the need to help people...

April 4th, 2017

Why the Center for Faith and Work

Kate loves Sunday mornings, and why not? She loves God.  Her first day of the week brings church . . . encouragement, learning and camaraderie with fellow believers. Then comes Monday—and Tuesday through Friday.  Those mornings, Kate routinely stuffs her faith in a box, applies her work...

April 4th, 2017

Ed Moy at LeTourneau

  Listen as the the Honorable Ed Moy, 38th Director of the US Mint, addresses the graduates of LeTourneau University.

February 8th, 2017

Serving Christ As A Business Owner

Phil Burks of Tyler, Texas, graduated from LeTourneau College in 1974 with a degree in electrical engineering technology. Back in his days as a “Techo,” he and two others nearly single-handedly put KHYM, a 5000-watt gospel radio station on the air. Burks worked at the campus’ KLET radio...

via Bill Peel
January 29th, 2017

Where Is Your Hope Anchored?

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” —Václav Havel For the first time since the Great Depression, hopelessness describes the emotional...

via Bill Peel
January 28th, 2017

Prayers for the Government Workplace

God claims the government workplace as His own, just like every other workplace. Throughout history, Godly men and women in government have recognized that prayer is the most powerful strategy Christians have for political impact. Praying for our nation’s leaders and public servants is...

January 23rd, 2017

Your Work – Your Calling

If you're looking for a model of how to glorify God in your work, look no further than R.G. LeTourneau. See how his business and life continues to impact our current generation for Christ almost fifty years after his death. Then learn how God sees and values your daily work as Bill Peel...

via Bill Peel
January 22nd, 2017

How Church Leaders Can Pray for Their Church at Work

As a church leader, you have the privilege and responsibility to care for the whole life of people you shepherd. After you give the benediction on Sundays, people walk out of church to the rest of life which can shape them spiritually more than the Sunday service. This includes their work...