Not Done, RE-DONE

Is it possible to have a new purpose at 65? Why yes, yes it is. Hear a not-done-yet story of business ownership, from Lyle and Sara Squires – a married couple who God decided they should do it again. For His Glory.

Featured Guests: Lyle & Sara Squires

Workplace / Ministry: Office Pride

Measuring success, by looking back

How do YOU measure success in your work? Hear from the Housh’s who own a roofing company that gives all the glory to Christ. Hear about what Arry means when he says they measure success by looking back.

Featured Guests:  Arry & Becky Housh

Workplace / MinistryArry’s Roofing

So, I went looking…

Where do you go looking for Christ? Jon Dengler, bike enthusiast, bike shop owner and now bike minister, shares his story of finding Christ through LSD, and on the streets with the homeless.  Another bike brother and fellow minister, Pat Simmons shares Bikes for Christ.

Featured Guests: Patrick Simmons & Jon Dengler
Workplace / Ministry: Bikes4ChristWell Built Bikes

Core Values = Decision Filters

Could owning a franchise change your life? Quite possibly, it could be your calling. Greg Carr, left his job, left his state (sounds like an Abraham assignment) and started a business with a lot of faith and little else.

Featured Guest: Greg Carr
Workplace / Ministry: Office Pride

Tombstone or Stepping-stone?

Is your life filled with tombstones or stepping stones? Meet Dr. Dan Middlebrooks of Chaplaincy Care, Inc and his soul-saving organization that is bringing hope, healing and salvation to first responders.

Featured Guest:  Dr. Dan Middlebrooks, Susan Bradford, Jim Wilson, Larry Rodgers
Workplace / Ministry:  Chaplaincy Care, Inc

Your Next Day at Work, Your Next Career Move

Ever wonder if you’re living your calling? Dr. Chip Roper and friends are living in their calling, thanks to the work of the Voca Center in the City that Never Sleeps – New York! Hear about their work and nuggets of wisdom on how to live YOUR calling.

“Too many people are going to work every day, without a sense of calling.” ~ Dr. Chip Roper

Enter the Voca (short for vocation) Center in New York City.  Let’s go ahead and define vocation from a biblical perspective: a strong impulse or inclination to follow a particular activity or career. A divine call to God’s service or to the Christian life. A function or station in life to which one is called by God. 

The VOCA Center provides faith-based training, coaching, and connections to make people’s work all that God designed it to be.   Assessing your skillsets for your job today or your next work calling. What roles have you been in and how is God using you?

Dr. Chip Roper, the President and Chair of the board of directors shares several stories of what happened with two specific folks that went through the program at The VOCA Center and are NOW living their calling!

“Vocation points to two areas: it’s about your next day at work. And it’s about your next career move.” ~ Dr. Chip Roper

When’s the last time you stopped and thought about your job? Is it your VOCATION?  The word is derived from the Latin word VOCARE, meaning to name or to call.  That means your vocation is actually your calling.

Most of us work, and are often working hard, and perhaps even working diligently for the Lord…. but are we working in our chosen calling? Dorothy Sayers, in her 19 century essay WHY WORK, said this: “Work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God.”

S,o how about YOU? If you’re not working your CALLING, we challenge you to listen to this podcast. And then go on a journey to find it.

Featured Guest:  Dr. Chip Roper, Marci Miller, Edwin Depner
Workplace / MinistryThe Voca Center

SUPER-Normal!

Forget normal, let’s live a SUPER-normal life! Dr. Jim Harris joins us for a high-octane conversation that just may turn your perspective inside-out! Learn how to live super-naturally in your work. It’s a gift!

Featured Guest:  Dr. Jim Harris
Workplace / Ministry:  Dynatos Global

The Most Profitable Job

A construction company built with wisdom. John DeAngelis shares about his biblically-based business practices and how he built a successful commercial construction company – and how Giant Worldwide helped!

Featured Guest: John DeAngelis & Mike Oppedahl
Workplace/Ministry: DeAngelis Diamond Construction & GIANT Worldwide

Before You Hit Send

Emails–they are useful, but can get us in trouble… don’t we all know it! We interviewed noted relationship expert, Emerson Eggerichs, to talk about his recent book and get us into some new, better emailing habits.

Featured Guest: Emerson Eggerichs, PhD
Workplace/Ministry: Love & Respect Ministries

The Lost Art of Mutual Respect

Undercover Boss made her famous. Christ makes her an excellent leader. Hear the story of the Dwyer Group with Dina Dwyer-Owens, her views on the dog-eat-dog world for women as executives, and the environment for women who lead with faith.

Featured Guest: Dina Dwyer-Owens
Ministry/Workplace: Neighborly Brands & Dina Dwyer-Owens

YOUR Kingdom Calling – Part II

What is a Kingdom calling? Do you have one? ‘Kingdom Calling’ is one of the top 5 Faith and Work books ever written. Her perspective on our work is life- and work-changing.

Featured Guest: Dr. Amy Sherman
Ministry/Workplace: Vocational Stewardship

YOUR Kingdom Calling – Part I

Do YOU understand your Kingdom calling? Even if you do, take a listen. Dr. Amy Sherman wrote the definitive book on faith and work ‘Kingdom Calling’, and her book is a great place to start! She wants us Christ-followers to cause rejoicing in the city because of how God is using us.

Featured Guest: Dr. Amy Sherman
Ministry/Workplace: Vocational Stewardship

Someone God Can Use: Overwhelmed & Underqualified – Part II

There is such a thing as a Kingdom business: So, what does that look like?  Enter Betenbough Homes out of Lubbock, Texas. They have the formula and share it with others through Kingdom At Work.

Featured Guest: Rick & Holly Betenbough and Casey Brewer
Ministry/Workplace: Kingdom at Work & Betenbough Homes

Someone God Can Use: Overwhelmed & Underqualified – Part I

Is your business your ministry? Want it to be? Look no further for great role models, and business models, than Betenbough Homes and its Christian Leadership outreach: Kingdom at Work.

Featured Guest: Rick & Holly Betenbough and Casey Brewer
Ministry/Workplace: Kingdom at Work & Betenbough Homes

The ACTUAL Culture War – Part II

Challenge your Christianity. You’ll be challenged, maybe even a tad offended by Carmen LaBerge, a “truth-telling it like it is” radio talk show host, who shares her views on really LIVING like a Christ-follower, in every conversation.

Featured Guest: Carmen LaBerge
Ministry/Workplace: Reconnect with Carmen

The ACTUAL Culture War – Part I

Are you speaking the TRUTH all day, in all convos? We had the honor of having Christian radio talk show host, Carmen LaBerge, with us to hear how she works daily to make sure that we ALL see God in the details of current events.

Featured Guest: Carmen LaBerge
Ministry/Workplace: Reconnect with Carmen

Connecting People with Purpose

How do you go about changing an entire city for God? We find out at the headquarters of the Austin Bridge Builders Alliance in Texas. They don’t build highway bridges, but they build relationship bridges between marketplace Christ-followers.

Featured Guest: Tony Dale, Rich Carney, Tammy McKinney, Felicia Betancur, J Pier
Ministry/Workplace: Austin Bridge Builders & Sedera Health

Super Success, Super Emptiness

What happens when the Lord gives you the world by the time you’re 40? We found out with Ward Brehm and his book – ‘Bigger Than Me’. Ward got super transparent about how success left him empty. And what God did with that emptiness.

Featured Guest: Ward Brehm
Ministry/Workplace: Bigger Than Me

Advanced Accountability

What’s it mean to be REALLY accountable? What’s it look like to work in a company that puts accountability at the top of its core values? Hear how it affects company culture, from Philip Struble, President of a national urban-engineering company.

Featured Guest: Phil Struble
Ministry/Workplace: Zebedee & Sons Fishing Company

Ready For a Job Change?

A job change CAN change your life… but you need to be prepared for that kind of decision. Dr. Andrew Spencer’s life changed when he did, and God led him to five questions to ask yourself before making the switch.

Featured Guest: Dr.Andrew Spencer 
Ministry/Workplace: Ethics & Culture