Business ministry. Faith at work. Work as worship.
No matter what you call it, the workplace ministry movement is exciting and growing.
At TwoTen Magazine our desire is to embrace and elevate workplace ministry movement by uniting individual organizations and their leaders for the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ together.
When business and ministry collides it can be easy to fall into a competitive mind-set. But we believe that the better these groups are individually, the better we will be collectively and the more people we will be able to reach, not just as TwoTen Magazine, but as the Church.
Over the past year and a half, we have traveled nationwide forming relationships with leaders, authors, educators, ministries and businesses. We want to unite and advance together because separately we are reaching a small percentage of our target audiences.
Issue 6 continues to introduce business ministries and leaders who are focused on presenting the Gospel through their passions and gifts. Yes, if you ask the World, some of these organizations and individuals may be in competition for your attention or business. But with Jesus at the center, TwoTen Magazine recognizes the value of uniting them, and we hope you’ll agree.
In the following pages, we hear from Fox News correspondent Shannon Bream who clings to her faith while acknowledging the importance of truth and facts as a reporter.
Dave Munson of Saddleback Leather, Co. embraces scars in the leather handbags he produces and also in the testimonies and stories of the people around us. While Mark Burnett, creator of the History Channel’s mini-series “The Bible,” reveals the challenge and joy of immersing your faith in your work, and Anne Beiler of Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels shares the way in which God utilized a pretzel to transform her life through grace.
We also receive insight from Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges regarding the relevance of Jesus as a role model for today’s leaders. Speaking of leaders, TwoTen Magazine takes a look inside Liberty University and the next generation of Christian leaders graduating from the institution.
Ken Petersen, CEO of Apricot Lane Boutique and 3Strands Global, works alongside other Christian CEOs through Convene to propel one another into firmer faith and business growth. Chris Patton of Mike Patton Auto Family focuses his leadership on making an impact for Christ, and Bob Buford tells his story of becoming an encourager.
Joining us again in Issue 6 is the Robertson family of Duck Commander. Alan Robertson explains the inspiration he finds in the Bible’s story of Daniel to live bolder and work harder in all aspects of life.
TwoTen Magazine thanks our quarterly, contributing columnists for returning in this issue to offer wisdom for Christian leaders in the workplace, including Dave Ramsey, Os Hillman, Mark Cress, Jordan Raynor and Dr. Paul White.
It is our desire that you would join us in our push for unification and robust growth within the workplace ministry movement.
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