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February 11th, 2016

Shark Tank Appearance Reaps Funding for LeTourneau Grad

When LeTourneau grad JD Claridge and his business partner, Charles Manning, stepped into the "Shark Tank," they hoped to raise $500,000 for a 20% stake of their company, xCraft. As it happened, investors were quite impressed with Claridge's invention -- a helicopter drone that can climb to...

Channel(s): LeTourneau Originals
October 7th, 2015

Reading Broadly Has Broad Benefits

Winston Churchill won his Nobel Prize for Literature, not Peace. Who knew? History brims with examples of leaders like Churchill who believed that deep, broad reading nurtured the knowledge, habits, and talents necessary to achieve success. In 2008, The Atlantic published an...

June 9th, 2015

Making Beautiful Places for the Glory of God

Inc. magazine's David Whitford wrote a feature article about Walker Mowers entitled "Finding Religion's Place in the Workplace: Colorado's Walker Manufacturing builds lawn mowers and operates as a Christian enterprise. What does faith have to do with riding mowers? Depends on how...

April 11th, 2015

Kingdom Calling

In Kingdom Calling, Amy Sherman provides a glimpse of the fulfillment of Proverbs 11:10: “When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices.” According to Sherman, the righteous are the citizens of a city who see everything they have as a gift from God to be stewarded for His purposes...

February 15th, 2015

Is the Gap Between Pulpit & Pew Narrowing? Read the Latest Research

Dallas TX: New research conducted by the Barna Group for the Center for Faith & Work at​ LeTourneau University shows a substantial uptick in the number of pastors who say they preach on the topic of work. However, most church-goers still doubt the significance of their...

January 20th, 2015

Church Models for Workplace Ministry

C.S. Lewis’ colleague, Dorothy Sayers,  wrote, “In nothing has the Church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments.”   While the secular-sacred divide still haunts many,...

January 6th, 2015

How to Pray for Your Workplace

Use these prayers based on Scripture to pray for your work and your workplace. Lord, I long to worship You in my work and pray that You would tear down any mental walls that divide the secular from the sacred in my life. In all I do, help me recognize that every part of my existence,...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
January 6th, 2015

Litany for the Workplace

At the first Faith@Work Summit held October 24-25, 2014 in Boston, 275 pastors, business leaders, theologians, university professors, and marketplace ministry leaders rose to thank God and ask him to bless their work using the following litany. We urge you to join us in prayer and hope...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job, Events
November 4th, 2014

2014 Faith@Work Summit at a Glance

What does it look like for the gospel to permeate every crevice of life -- including our work? Learning to live out our faith at work can be perplexing if we don’t have mentors and role models to teach, encourage and challenge us along the way. This was a key point of discussion for more...

November 4th, 2014

The Gospel Changes Everything at Work

Katherine Leary Alsdorf became a Christian and a CEO in Silicon Valley the same month and says she didn’t know how to do either. After 10 years of foraging her own faith in the workplace, Katherine became the founding executive director of Redeemer Presbyterian’s Center for Faith and Work...