Amazing Grace!

Amazing Grace!
Issue 3 // 2nd Quarter // 2013 Category:Purpose By: John Faulkner and Richard Hayes

Grace from God Himself. How can we describe it without weeping, shouting with joy or being truly awestruck? The leadership team at TwoTen Magazine has experienced God’s grace in profound and unexpected ways ever since we embraced His vision for a national Christian leadership publication.

TwoTen is a multi-platform (distributed via print, web and iPad editions) resource that aims to inspire, encourage, and equip business leaders to use their influence to make an eternal impact for God’s Kingdom. We thank our readers, subscribers, strategic partners, advertisers, staff, family and friends who have encouraged and trusted us to deliver this publication.

The TwoTen brand was inspired by Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, in verse 2:10 where Paul says;

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."Ephesians 2:10

Our good friend Buck Jacobs, founder of The C12 Group, expands upon that theme with a great article entitled “Success.”

In this, our third issue, we are blessed to share great stories and testimonies of how God uses ordinary people to execute His extraordinary purpose. Our cover story features Dr. Ben Carson, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and legendary pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Carson believes, as Mordecai told Esther, we are in a time where we must think big, take risks and choose to follow God.

Phyllis Hendry, President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus, expands upon Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. We learn what it means to be “second” from Norm Miller, Chairman of Interstate Batteries.

Jeff Struecker, a decorated member of the U.S. Army’s most elite fighting corps, shares how his “bullet-proof faith” in Jesus brought him through death-defying combat situations and how those lessons translate into all of life’s challenges. The passionate leaders at Nashville-based Provident Films utilize the platform of movie making to impact the world and make an eternal difference.

TwoTen visited Daryle Doden, lifelong entrepreneur who co-founded Ambassador Steel Corporation, at the headquarters of Ambassador Enterprises in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Doden graciously shared his understanding of Christian principles for success. Founders Derek Cha and his wife, Annah Kim of sweetFrog frozen yogurt restaurants exemplify the axiom to fully rely on God through their unique approach to local and international missions work.

During our on-campus visit to LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, we were captivated by how the students, professors, staff and alumni are changing the world for the glory of God and how Christian education directly impacts America’s workforce.

Bonnie Wurzbacher, former executive with The Coca-Cola Company, shares her passion and advocacy for the role of ethical, sustainable business in advancing God’s purposes in the world and for women in leadership.

Os Hillman, internationally recognized speaker on the subject of faith at work and president of Marketplace Leaders, joins TwoTen as a columnist with this issue’s Transformational Tip on the subject of influence.

Diane Paddison, author of Work, Love, Pray, encourages us to understand strength in humility.

TwoTen welcomes back renowned financial expert Dave Ramsey, leadership author Chris Hogan and digital strategist Jordan Raynor. The Quarterly Review for this issue features Dr. Henry and Richard Blackaby’s classic Experiencing God, Lead Your Family Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges, The Road to Unafraid by Captain Jeff Struecker and Jon Acuff’s latest offering entitled Start, where he challenges us to “do work that matters.”

Thank you for joining us in this journey, and please join the conversation through our website and social media channels.

Press on!


John Faulkner and Richard Hayes

John Faulkner and Richard Hayes

By: John Faulkner and Richard Hayes

John Faulkner and Richard Hayes are the founders of TwoTen Magazine. After years of sharing the ideas and processes that build strong faith based businesses, John teamed up with his close friend Richard, to produce TwoTen Magazine, which is based on the Bible verse Ephesians 2:10- “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared for us in advance to do.” The magazine’s mission statement is “To inspire, encourage and equip business leaders to apply their influence to make an eternal impact on God’s Kingdom”.

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