Where There is Faith, There is No Fear

Skip Stanton, the owner of Aqua Plumbing and Air, has found great peace amid COVID-19 because of one simple thing: his faith. As the leader of over 150 employees and thousands of customers, Skip knows that the real enemy of peace during uncertain times is fear of the future. And boy, are there a lot of people dealing with fear in today’s world and marketplace! Tune in to hear how Skip uses transparent leadership, communication, and prayer to minister to his employees in the midst of a global pandemic.

One of Skip’s undeniable talents is communication. Even before 2020 hit, he firmly believed that communicating openly and having a transparent leadership style led to a culture of trust in his business. And it has held true with the employees of Aqua. Don’t get us wrong, it’s been a tough season for everyone, and his staff has been affected, but Skip has worked hard to push back the spirit of fear in favor of one of faith. 

How you may ask?

Well, Skip believes that as a follower of Christ and as the leader of a company, he has the opportunity to come to work each day as a beacon of peace to those around him. To be sure he is in the right head and heart space, he spends his mornings in prayer, is involved in his local church, and attends a local C12 group that gives him training and support in being a strong Christian Business Leader. And although Skip would love to minister to all 180 of his employees individually, he knows that that isn’t exactly feasible, so he has an on-staff chaplain to help minister to them and their families.

Remember, where there is faith, there is NO FEAR!

Guests: Skip Stanton

Ministry/ Workplace: Aqua Plumbing & Air

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Become A Coach Of Leaders Worth Following At www.giant.tv/iWork4Him

Jeremie Kubicek is no stranger to iWork4Him, and on today’s show, we unpack the Certified GiANT Leadership Coach Program that, according to Jeremie, “helps leaders to do humble things in a big way!” But first, we get personal with Jeremie, as he tells us how God has been changing his perspective on the prayer, “thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.” 

Since Jeremie and co-founder Steve Cockram started GiANT, they realized that there is no way to train everyone who wants to go through the Leadership Coaching Certification Program individually. So instead, they created a fantastic collaborative platform for coaches and organizations to not only learn from but also over 60 tools and resources they can customize to help put what they’ve learned into action NOW. Plus, their certification program is low-cost, which makes it highly accessible, and it can be used as either an additional tool in the toolbelt for a coach or as a practice in itself. Martha and I had the pleasure of going through the Sherpa training firsthand recently and can testify to the value of these resources and tools both at work and at home!

To learn more about this amazing resource that can help you unlock your full potential, check out chapter 27 in iWork4Him: Change the Way you Think about Your Fatih at Work  or go to www.GiANT.tv/iWork4Him

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63. REDEEMING BUSINESS ITSELF

Is business “redeemed” by God? Hear about this concept fromBoomer Brown, which enables folks to live their faith at work via his ministry, Doing Good at Work, which delivers a framework that reduces frustration, maximizes opportunity, and increases the bottom line.

XL Summit is HUGE for Collaboration

We recently visited Cincinnati, OH, to attend the XL Summit, a gathering of 100s of marketplace and ministry professionals from the greater Cincinnati area! On this show, we sit down and talk with the XL Summit’s host, Chuck Proudfit, with At Work on Purpose. 

We catch up with Chuck after the event to get the lowdown on how God is moving in the marketplace in Cincinnati. This year, the focus of the XL Summit was how to reach the city for Christ through the collaboration of marketplace and ministry leaders – something iWork4Him can DEFINITELY get behind! Chuck tells us more about how the XL Summit is working to coordinate the faith and work movements to effectively model what it looks like to run together for the good of the city and the Kingdom of God!

Plus, Mike Burkesmith with C12 Movement and Mike Larkin with the GAP Movement join the conversation to share their perspective as guests of this year’s Summit!

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Dealing With Tension In Marriage Caused By A Business – PowerCouplesByDesign.com

IF there is one thing that is certain, married couples who own a business have more stress to work through in their marriage than couples who do not. IT doesn’t matter if both couples work in the business or not. When you own a business in your marriage IT impacts your marriage.  Marriage is work and we have addressed that many times on iWork4Him. If your marriage is struggling so does all of your life tend to be a struggle. If your marriage is a mess, it impacts everything you do & say. We as Jesus followers are supposed to be working on our marriages because they are to be a witness to our pre-believer friends all around us. Our marriages are to be a light. So how do we deal with the tension in our marriages caused by a business. Here to help us parse through the conversation is Robert and Kay Lee Fukui. They run a biznistry called PowerCouplesByDesign.com

Robert and Kay Lee Fukui have a lot in common with Jim and Martha Brangenberg.  You’ve probably heard Jim and Martha talk about how work and marriage really affect each other and if one is stressed then it’s all affected.  We can’t just leave our marriage stress at the door when we come to work, especially if we work together.  Robert and Kay Lee developed their business out of necessity after seeing the struggle with work becoming the mistress in their homes growing up.  They decided to take the 2 year premarriage tools they learned and use them to help business owners strengthen their own marriages and build successful businesses.  What a fun chat this was to talk about marriage and business and how they can thrive, survive, or die. 

One of the most typical struggles this couples has dealt with is that couples work too hard and don’t have great conflict resolution skills.  Learning how to leave work and resolve conflict can be keys to a thriving marriage and prosperous business.  They have developed an 8 step approach to this that they implement with every couple they work with. 

Robert and Kay Lee host a podcast – Power Up your Marriage and Business, and talk about all of these topics on a deeper level.  In fact they turned the tables and interviewed Jim and Martha for one of their future episodes. www.PowerCouplesByDesign.com

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Dee Barnes – God’s Transformational Impact In Her Life And Work. His Wonderful Works, Inc.

The Manufacturing world is a little rough and tumble. The floors aren’t always clean and the conversations may be a little rough too. But what do we know about the manufacturing workforce in America?  They are diehard loyal Americans who work hard and sweat hard to make parts, pieces and equipment made right here in the USA.  So where does Jesus fit in to the manufacturing world?  Dee Barnes is here to tell her story of being the CEO of Evans Tool and Die in Conyers GA and how Jesus changed her life and impacts her manufacturing company every day. Dee is also going to tell us about a very special event she is hosting related to her life before Jesus.

Dee Barnes always dreamed of running her family company, Evans Tool & Die and went to school to prepare herself to do just that.  Dee dealt with sexual sin – heterosexual and homosexual and one day a friend showed her Romans 1 and it convicted her.  God is using her testimony of transformation in amazing ways.  She is the first to tell you that God has blessed her through her healing and given her a husband and family as a blessing.  Now years later she is back running the family business as CEO while at the same time leading His Wonderful Works

Dee’s love for the Lord comes through by her bold approach to running the company.  She regularly offers prayer to her employees and ends meetings with prayer, asking God to solve their supply chain issues or anything else they may be dealing with.  Dee is a great example of just being bold and trusting the Lord for answers. 

His Wonderful Works is hosting their event in Atlanta September 11, 2021 and is full of testimonies of believers walking in healing from a variety of sexual sins.  https://hiswonderfulworks.com/amazing-love-event/

They are offering:  For His Wonderful Works – The Amazing Love Event – Free admission for 4 to the Amazing Love Event on Sept 11th.  Call the listener line at:  866-713-9675 to win.

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Work Matters to God

Why does iWork4Him Exist, because Work Matters. Why did God give Adam and Eve work in the Garden, because Work Matters. Why are you listening to this show today, because Work Matters. Work Matters to God and your work is your ministry and the place you get to display God’s handiwork in your life. David Roth Joins us today from www.WorkMatters.org to give us an update on what they are doing to help Christ Followers like you to live out their faith in their work and to tell you about their online learning program.

David Roth had his “Sunday Christian” years for the first 20 years of his career.  He felt like he was doing the right things, but had no clue about integrating his faith and his work.  As new parents they decided to move near family.  In their new city they were growing in their faith on Sunday and started to think about how that applied at work.  Through the lives of some key influences David started seeing examples of Christians living out their faith consistently between home and work.  He feels he got an MBA in faith and work through observing others. 

David attended a leadership simulcast at his church where they launched Workmatters.  He immediately became a volunteer and on the board.  Through wise counsel they spun this ministry out of the church and God has used this stand alone ministry to reach thousands. 

Fast forward to now, Workmatters is working to scale the Workmatters Institute for Young Professionals this Fall in several cities.  This 12 week commitment allows attendees, physical or digital, to dig deep into their faith and develop actionable items to implement in their work.  www.workmatters.org/institute

David Roth’s words to his younger self:  “Don’t wait to crash and burn before you understand the beauty of work/faith integration.”

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60. THE POWER OF LOVE, DIGNITY & RESPECT

Love, dignity & respect can transform work. Nancy McDonnell and friends join us from the ministry, “Value of the Person”, out of Pennsylvania. They introduce us to the awesome power of love and its impact on employees and organizations.

The Rights For Christian Americans, In General And At Work

For years we have focused on living out our faith in our work. WE have connected you to resources like ministries, websites and written materials that will aid you in your search for a deeper relationship with the Lord and His impact on your workplace ministry.  In the past we have brought on David Gibbs the 3rd from the National Center for Life and Liberty to tell us about our rights in the workplace for sharing our faith and living out our Christian life in and amongst our co-workers. Today’s show takes a decidedly different turn.  In the last 18 months the civil liberties of the average American citizen have been under attack. For the average Christian American Citizen, the attack has been nuclear. What should we be preparing for? How have our rights changed? What has been strengthened and reinforced and what has eroded and disappeared. David Gibbs has graciously agreed to come on once again to help us with these answers. Get you pen and paper ready, your iPad or other digital device because David is going to be giving you HUGE encouragement today along with some valuable tools and information.

One of our all-time favorite guests, David Gibbs III has a huge heart.  During this past season of Covid David reminded us that we all needed to evaluate what we believed to be essential and key in our own lives.  We spend some time in this interview discussing the rights for Christian Americans in general and at work.  David has been involved in many discussions to help people that are in all 3 camps figure out how to best create a safe space with fairness for those affected.  The 3 camps are from one extreme to the other:  very fearful of death all the way to believing that Covid is a hoax and then somewhere in between.  He reminded us that it really comes down to a health preference and our desire take care of our people with that in mind. 

This past season has also shown us that there’s much work to do around messaging and it’s important for employees and employers to understand their rights. You can find many resources and individual help at www.NCLL.org.  Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask questions. 

David reminded us to use these 3 guiding principles as Christ-followers:

  • Have the Right Stand
  • Do it in the Right way
  • With the Right Spirit

These simple points can help us all to honor God in our actions.

David Gibbs III

National Center for Life and Liberty: www.NCLL.org

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sheWorks4Him With Ellie Nieves – How Christian Career Women Rise

It’s another exciting day here at iWork4Him as we welcome back the hosts of the new sheWorks4Him Podcast Martha Brangenberg, Catherine Gates, and Nadya Dickson.  The sheWorks4Him podcast will officially launch on Labor Day, but today we get to hear one of the first interviews with Catherine Gates, Martha Brangenberg and show guest Ellie Nieves. Ellie has been a past guest on iWork4Him and her background and testimony is inspiring. 

sheWorks4Him podcast is dedicated to empowering Christian working women to live out their calling at work so that the world knows sheWorks4Him.  Learn more about this show at www.sheWorks4Him.com with new content every week beginning August 16, 2021. Welcome to sheWorks4Him.

Ellie Nieves had many life goals, one of which was to be an elected official.  Through her work she was introduced to a Christ-follower that shared her faith, invited her to church and bible study.  This interested Ellie but she just didn’t have time to fit all this Christian stuff into her lifestyle.  A couple years later, Ellie revisited with this friend and was ready to commit her life to Jesus. 

As an attorney, Ellie incorporates her faith in many different ways.  She knows that prayer throughout her day is vital.  She also finds subtle ways through a pillow on her office chair with a prayer message to inviting co-workers to attend a bible study.  In addition to her day job Ellie has her “passion project”.  She gets up early each morning to spend several hours writing, podcasting, and building community for women to help them in their careers.  When the end of her work day rolls around, Ellie knows the power of turning off the gadgets and focusing on family. 

When asked about some key elements that keep her grounded, she acknowledges the importance of the Word and prayer.  Ellie is currently reading A Gentle & Quiet Spirit by Virginia Lefler.  Some might be surprised that a powerful attorney would be reading to learn about her role as a wife.  Ellie knows the importance of honoring her God given roles and never stops learning.  Check out Ellie’s special give away: How Christian Career Women Rise, christiancareerwomen.com/rise also on Instagram and Facebook.

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How Christian Women Can Live & Work Boldly as Ambassadors of Christ

At iWork4Him we are passionate about supporting the Christian Working Woman. So passionate that we are launching the sheWorks4Him podcast, soft launch this month and hard launch next month on Labor day.  About a year ago we had a powerful conversation with Joy Dahl, Executive Director of the Christian Working Woman ministry called Polished,  online at www.PolishedOnline.org.  Joy was planning an event where all the Christian Working Women focused ministries can work together for the good of all Christian Working Women. The Boldly Conference is just that event. October 8th, in Dallas Texas and all over the world, Christian working women will gather to hear over 50 speakers and breakout facilitators teach on  “How Christian Women Can Live & Work Boldly as Ambassadors of Christ”.We are so excited to be a part of this event as sponsors, contributors and participants. Dr. Joy Dahl and Brandy Baxter are here from Polished to tell us all about the Bodly conference.

Joy Dahl and Brandy Baxter join Jim and Martha to talk about all things: BOLDLY.  BOLDLY Conference sponsored by sheWorks4Him  Faith + Work for Women  Oct. 8th integrating our faith + work while pursuing meaning and purpose in our everyday lives.

Dr. Joy Dahl realized in her own career that once she became a Christ-follower she wasn’t really sure how to connect her faith to her work.  She studied what she came to learn was “theology of work” and realized that women have a unique need for community around this topic.  Polished is an organization that understands this need and provides answers.  Through their collaborative spirit they are hosting the www.BoldlyConference.com this October 8th 9am – 4pm CT ONLINE!  Use this affiliate link to register and support sheWorks4Him  : https://boldlyconference.brushfire.com/boldly-conference/497366?promo=SHEWORKS4HIM

They are praying a believing for 5,000 women to come together virtually to participate in over 20 LIVE streaming main stage and 30 breakout speakers, including Jim and Martha Brangenberg on the topic of When Work and Marriage Compete.  All with a faith foundation, there will be a lot of professional development content for everyone. 

Every speaker is also providing digital content for the SWAG BAG, to take the conversation even further and add more value. 

BOLDLY is the first of its kind, faith and work conference for women by women, with an all-star line up of speakers. 

Register yourself and your team today:  : https://boldlyconference.brushfire.com/boldly-conference/497366?promo=SHEWORKS4HIM

See you October 8th.

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Tony Dale With A Perspective On Retirement

Once a quarter, we head on over to Austin Texas to hear from our wise sage, Tony Dale. Tony is a businessman, a doctor, a philanthropist and a lover of people. He has two companies that are cutting edge and Tony is here to share his perspective on how Covid is shaping the health care marketplace, what God can do through us to bring healing into the marketplace and tony will share briefly on his perspective of retirement.  Tony Dale brings his faith to the forefront and all of us to our knees.

Dr. Tony Dale joins us to share some of his amazing perspectives on life.  God has gifted Tony with a genuine desire for others to benefit from his love for God.  During the toughest part of Covid Tony says he only had to simplify – not really pivot.  God has him doing some amazing things and he just had to refine and focus but not change what he was doing.  Tony’s interesting perspective showed us that there are things about ourselves that were uncovered during the past year and a half.  For instance the great cost of containment on our mind, body, and soul.  His new book, The Cure for Healthcare is out and available and we can’t wait to see it’s impact.  Tony encourages every CEO in America to read it.  We got to kick around some ideas about how business can help our country heal, too.  Now there’s a concept worth diving into.  Join the conversation by listening to the full interview.

Dr Tony Dale

www.Sedera.com and www.pointhealth.com

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57. FROM HOSPITAL FLOORS TO HEAVEN’S GATE

Ever think you have your career figured out? Listener Kirk Walker Sr. reached out a bit ago to relay a story that we just HAD to get onto the airwaves. Tune into this podcast that features Kirk’s testimony of how he started with mopping hospital floors to be coming a hospice nurse, and leading folks into heaven.

sheWorks4Him With Jené Dunn – On The Frontlines Of Covid Care

It’s another exciting day here at iWork4Him as we welcome back 2 of the hosts from the brand new sheWorks4Him Podcast Martha Brangenberg and Nadya Dickson.  The sheWorks4Him Podcast will officially launch on Labor Day, but today we get to hear one of the first interviews with Nadya Dickson, Martha Brangenberg and show guest Jene’ Dunn.

sheWorks4Him podcast is dedicated to empowering Christian working women to live out their calling at work so that the world knows sheWorks4Him.  Learn more about this show at www.sheWorks4Him.com with new content every week beginning August 16, 2021. Welcome to sheWorks4Him.

Essential workers have faced insurmountable stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dealing with death, uncertainty, long hours, and the unknown caused 2020 to be known as the Year of the Nurse for good reason. Our guest Jene Dunn from Castle Rock, Colorado gives us an inside look at what it’s like to lead during uncertainty. 

Jene was raised in a Christian home where she met Jesus at a very early age of three.  With a family of pastors and missionaries, Jene knew that God was leading her into the ministry of nursing to serve in health care.  She is leading several departments of a faith-based hospital as a Clinical Nurse Manager where she lives by her personal mission statement:  “To allow the light of Christ to shine through me as I care for frontline associates who then care for our patients.”  At work and in her home life, Jene has experienced God’s hand even during the pandemic.  Her leadership has grown through a recent revelation that shedding tears in front of staff members is not only okay but validates her authenticity as she leads.  This revelation was recently tested during the death of a colleague from suicide. 

When asked about the difference between her family members serving in a church and Jene serving in the hospital she said they validate the fact that she is in ministry.  A key to her solid foundation is study the Bible.  Jene makes it a point to get in the Word daily and looks to find her wisdom for leadership from God.  Jene’s husband Sean has been a guest on iWork4Him previously and is a graduate of The Master’s Program.  He recently encouraged Jene’ to participate in the Master’s Program for Women, a faith based professional leadership development program for high-impact Christian women.  You can find out more at:  www.mastersprogramforwomen.org .

Jene encouraged our listeners to write their own personal mission statement and asked you to submit them to her at dunnjene@gmail.com.

We promised we would share the link so Jene and others could hear the past interviews with Sean Dunn about www.JesusCares.org

https://www.iwork4him.com/podcast/2017/1/jesuscarescom-is-saving-soulshttps://www.iwork4him.com/podcast/2016/10/a-media-blitz-to-save-souls

56. STRETCHED TOO THIN?

Ever feel like you’re stretched too thin? It’s a phrase many working women feel describe them. Hear from working mom, Jessica Turner, to get some solid advice on how to deal with the myriad pressures and stressors that bombard all of us on a daily basis.