Expect Great Things From God
The above quote, from the father of modern missions William Carey, encourages and challenges us at TwoTen Magazine, to glorify God in all we do to serve Him and everyone that He puts us in contact with. In our eighth issue, we rejoice in sharing a collection of wide-ranging stories that should inspire anyone who seeks fresh, meaningful and practical ways to glorify God in every aspect of life, whether at home or at work.
David Green, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, has found the secret to glorifying God in the workplace. In this article, you will see how David went from a simple clerk to a ‘million dollar man’ by loving God and serving the customer.
By surrendering his own employment desires, Mark Carr of Christian Brothers Automotive came to the end of the line and found God’s bigger plan. Today, Christian Brothers Automotive is named in the Entrepreneurship 500 list and has been ranked as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. Likewise, Karsten Solheim of PING Golf overcame trials and struggles to create one of the highest quality golf clubs on the market and left a legacy to his family who now run the business. Putting Proverbs 3:5-6 into practice, he trusted in the Lord to lead his steps and has never looked back.
Similarly, Dois Rosser of International Cooperating Ministries was a successful business leader who was ready to retire when God called him to start a new career. By trusting God to provide, ICM has helped build close to 5,000 mother churches around the world. You will be greatly encouraged by Dois’ commitment to the furtherance of the Gospel, no matter his age or ability. At 92 years old, he is still going strong.
By putting Ecclesiastes 10:10 to work, EDGE Mentoring, an initiative of Truth@Work, is sharpening the blades of businesses nationally through the innovative mentorship program. Executive Director Dave Neff explains how the program works, what a mentorship looks like, and why EDGE succeeds in places other mentorship programs fail.
Inspired by William Wallace, the 13th Century Scottish warrior, Randall Wallace is famous for his screenplay Braveheart, but his story doesn’t end there. With a desire to be significant, Randall has become a household name as a master storyteller in Hollywood, but he gives all praise and honor to God.
Alan Robertson of Duck Dynasty joins us again with a personal narrative. In a crucial piece about dealing with disillusionment and discouragement, Alan reminds us that God is in the encouragement business. We also hear about the singing sensation, Francesca Battistelli, on how she balances family, career, and ministry in this delightful glimpse into her life off stage.
Once again, we are pleased to have our regular contributors bring needful information. Dave Ramsey is back with an informative Q&A on vital financial issues, Dr. Paul White articulates a solid pattern for workplace communication, Chris Hogan gives us five tips for intentional living, Charis Hillman Brown challenges TwoTen Magazine’s readers to engage the millennial generation, Jordan Raynor dares us to consider our ‘business of the future’ and Dr. Mark Cress shows us how to build a God-honoring culture in our workplaces.
By surrendering our will to God, we find real peace, contentment, and joy.
In the stories ahead, industry leaders identify the ways they have surrendered and the blessings that followed by glorifying God in all they seek to do.
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”.Read More Articles by John Faulkner and Richard Hayes