We think Paul said it best when he told the Ephesians that we are God’s workmanship created in Christ to do good works for the purpose that He has prepared for us (Ephesians 2:10). It’s why we are who we are; it’s why we do what we do; and it’s all because of Him.
Issue seven of TwoTen Magazine is full of leaders who feel the breadth of Paul’s message as well. We hope that by sharing their stories, you might be inspired in the midst of your own story in knowing that all hope, success and strength comes from Him alone.
Gary LeVox, lead singer of country music sensation Rascal Flatts, has been living by faith since childhood and continues to lead his family and his band in a way that honors Christ through love and leadership. LeVox admits that his desire is to pray first, discuss later and give the Holy Spirit control even when doing so is neither easy nor encouraged in the world in which we live today.
The Bandimere family of Bandimere Speedway in Colorado gives God all the credit for the success of their business. John Bandimere, Jr. even says that it is God’s track after all, and He is simply giving them stewardship over the endeavor. Similarly, Barnhart Crane and Rigging relies on a fifty-person charitable program within the company to manage ministry investment opportunities that God provides, and the Walker family of Walker Manufacturing recognizes a personal relationship with the Lord as the foundation of all personal and professional success.
In addition, The Human Capital Group’s senior partner and founder, Steve Hayes, expresses the company’s motivation and determination to produce work in a positive way because it ultimately reflects Christ.
Phyllis Hendry, president and CEO of Lead Like Jesus, affirms that by God’s love we are free from the burden of pleasing everyone and can instead focus on an audience of one – Him. Dr. Paul White introduces an idea contrary to culture at large in which certain situations mark perseverance as a hindrance instead of a help.
Bob Buford offers examples and applications for turning good intentions into real behavior, and you will learn about how RightNow Ministries wanders beyond church walls to reach millions for Christ. We also hear from Dr. Mark Cress on the top four challenges staff members struggle with at work, and Os Hillman scripturally analyzes the concept that God is the source of our success.
Alan Robertson of Duck Commander’s Robertson family joins us once more regarding the importance of a corporate succession plan. Legacy and discipleship, he says, cannot exist without one another.
As always, we are grateful for our quarterly contributing columnists as they return in this issue to provide Christ-centered wisdom to peers in the marketplace, including Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan and Jordan Raynor.
In the stories ahead, leaders identify their purpose in His will and recognize His glory by giving it all back to Him.
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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