The Man Who Would Transform Management - Ed started a business during the booming economy of the post-World War II years, but the business struggled. Though he developed an excellent product, his company was largely unknown. For most of his business career, he struggled. Then when he reached the age when most retire, he had a breakthrough. In the end, he brought dramatic transformation to business, worldwide. Read Ed's story and learn the power of biblical principles to transform and build excellent organizations. To read, click here.
Faith Like a Mustard Seed - Challenging times impact all of us during our short lives on earth. The question is how do we navigate these difficult waters. Read the story of Els and Ed Van Hierden whose financial fortune was severely tested. Though they faced numerous setbacks and challenging circumstances, they were still able to see God's hand through the trial and gained victory. Read their story as told by Els. To read, click here.
Can a Pastor Help a Businessman Succeed? - In the popular paradigm of Christianity today, few see a connection between pastors and businessmen, particular in the arena of business. Here is the story of one businessman whose pastor believed in his call to business. The pastor helped the businessman to avoid bankruptcy and to build one of the most famous companies of the 20th Century. Learn what the pastor did and gain fresh insight into God's perspective of business. To read, click here.
The Power of Revelation - After World War II, a scientist by the name of Charles Townes, received a research grant from the War Department to find military applications for millimeter wavelength electromagnetic radiation. After several years of unfruitful work, Dr. Townes had to give an account for his work. The day came for the meeting; Dr. Townes was in agony seeking to understand what was blocking his research. Ultimately his faith enabled him to break through and discover one of the greatest technologies of the twentieth century. Read this inspiring story that demonstrates the power of revelation and see, from the principles of this technology, a wonderful picture of how management should work. To read, click here.
Starting Right - In the early part of the nineteenth century, a young teenage boy was abandoned by his family. His father was a political refugee who came to the United States seeking a new life, but events caused him to lose everything. The father was able to get his son an apprenticeship in Baltimore before the father left to take a job in New York. As difficult as the circumstances were, God was there leading and guiding the young lad. Learn how the young boy's faith in God and submission to wise mentors enabled him to overcome dire circumstances and to build one of the great companies that exists today. To read, click here.
Separation of Church and State: An Illusion - The commonly accepted doctrine of separation of church and state is widely held in the United States, but is it true? Can you really separate the church and the state and expect long-term economic and political prosperity? Read this powerful story that illustrates that the separation of church and state, as common understood in the United States, is false. To read, click here.
From Rags to Riches: Using the Bible as the Handbook for Business - In 1945, Pepper suffered an industrial accident that nearly cost him his life. He spent a year in the hospital. During this time, he encountered God in a deep and profound way, and discovered that the Bible was the handbook for all of life including business. This experience transformed his life and his business. His company went from a fledging home-based business to a world-class publicly traded company. This is truly a rags to riches story. To read, click here.
What Does a Disciple Look Like? by Tim Chapman, Executive Director of FCCM (Fellowship of Connected Churches and Ministries) - Dr. Chester's good friend, Tim Chapman, uses the C4 principle to identify the characteristics of a true disciple of Jesus. To read, click here.
Who Makes the Rules: Pragmatism vs. the Bible - If God created the universe, then He created all the rules for life in His universe. Nevertheless, we humans continually seek to find ways around God's rules. We want to play God and make up our own rules. Not surprisingly, this doesn't work well. One of the great Christian businessmen of the twentieth century learned this lesson the hard way. Read the story of his experience.
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Vision Born out of Disaster - In 1883, a tornado devastated a community in the Midwestern United States. The community did not have a hospital or any type of health care capability other than country doctors. A teacher who helped with the rescue and restoration efforts was emboldened with a vision to build a hospital not only to provide emergency services but also to provide daily health care. Though she lacked financial resources and health care expertise, she was not deterred and turned her vision into reality. Her efforts led to the creation of one of the greatest health care facilities in the world. To read, click here.
How to Fix a Broken Company - A company was nearly bankrupt. The founder was on his deathbed. His three sons, all with business degrees, tried everything they knew to do, but failed. Even the company's trusted longtime advisers were out of ideas. The sons went to their father's deathbed to give him the bad news but discovered that their father had the solution. Read this story of how a father's biblical wisdom fixed a broken company. To read, click here.
Résumé and Job Application Tips - At some point most of us participate in the job application process. For many people this is daunting and intimidating. In reality, it doesn’t have to be this way if you follow some simple principles and tips. This article provides tips on preparing a résumé. To read, click here.
Tribute to a Commissioning Agent - The story of a university professor's unrelenting mission to help his students succeed is told to illustrate the power of commissioning agents to impact the world.
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Separation of Church and Work - The logical implication of the popular notion that faith has nothing to do with work is explored in light of the question: What is the chief priority of a Christian? To read, click here.
Christian Compromises Principle and Faces Financial Disaster - A Christian businessman allowed money to trump principle and faced financial ruin. Read this convicting story of how the worship of money nearly destroyed a man and his family but, in the end, he overcame his mistake and went on to build one of the greatest companies in American history. To read, click here.
Facing Disaster - In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States experienced a horrific disaster - death and destruction on an unimaginable scale. In the midst of this, one man stood tall, arguably the greatest Christian to ever live in the United States. He sacrificed all to be true to his values and principles. Read his story and be inspired to a new level faithfulness to God. To read, click here
The Foundation of Reality - By 1927, J. C. Penney had the largest department story chain in the world due in large part to his spiritual foundation. Read about the defining events that shaped him and touched America.
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Prosperity - One of the great business giants of the twentieth century learned some hard lessons about business prosperity. Read about one of his key lessons. To read, click here.
Does Sowing and Reaping Always Work? - Henry Parsons Crowell faced a crisis with his business partner that forced him out of the business that he built. Read about how he responded. To read, click here.
The Kingdom of God at Work - A CEO of public company discovers that management by intimidation does not work and embraces servant leadership. Read how he changed and turned his company into a great place to work. To read, click here.
Be an Ace - Turn Vision Into Reality -The founder of the first department store in America turned vision into reality. To read, click here.
God's Steward - The founder of one of the great companies in American history had a very different view of managing his money. His selfless view of wealth touched his family, city, and nation. To read, click here.