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Join host Bob Willbanks, founder of Ambassadors for Business, as he shares lessons from his faith journey, life experiences, and career. Gain insight into connecting your faith values and the work you do each week as Bob interviews guests that model the Christian Worldview. Connecting Faith and Work is a resource of Ambassadors for Business.

Connecting Faith and Work with Bob Willbanks Ambassadors for Business

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Join host Bob Willbanks, founder of Ambassadors for Business, as he shares lessons from his faith journey, life experiences, and career. Gain insight into connecting your faith values and the work you do each week as Bob interviews guests that model the Christian Worldview. Connecting Faith and Work is a resource of Ambassadors for Business.

    74: COVID-19 Straight Talk: Episode 4 with guest Roger Thompson

    74: COVID-19 Straight Talk: Episode 4 with guest Roger Thompson

    Listen to a recent message Roger Thompson of Berean Baptist Church shared with his Ironworks men's group about COVID-19.


    Here's a quick note from Roger to go along with the message:


    "My mind and heart are in the spin cycle every day. I bounce between the maddening constrictions and confusion pumped at me daily and the timeless encouragements of God's presence and promises. To elevate my spirit above the flood, I wrote these questions in my journal. I hope they will help you orient your heart as well.
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    8 Questions for Every Day**


    Is the sovereign Lord still reigning?
    Does Jesus have a plan for this day?
    Does Jesus have a purpose for my life today?
    Will the Holy Spirit be guiding me today?
    Am I available when he directs me?
    Am I willing to surrender to him?
    Will I rest in his provision?
    Will I diligently accept any assignment he gives me today?


    There's no getting around it: we are in serious times. We need to be informed, but we need also to be infused with God's purpose and confidence. Take a deep breath of courage and hope as you ask yourself these questions." - Roger Thompson
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    COVID-19 Straight Talk, Week 3

    COVID-19 Straight Talk, Week 3

    Find COVID-19 resources on the Ambassadors for Business website: https://www.afbnl.com/covid-19resources/
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    72: Are You at Work on Purpose? Part 3 with guest Chuck Proudfit

    72: Are You at Work on Purpose? Part 3 with guest Chuck Proudfit

    The events referenced in this episode were cancelled due to COVID-19.


    In the final installment of this series, Chuck Proudfit shares real life examples of what he call Biznistry. Biznistry is business and ministry integrated together in a kingdom enterprise.


    Be inspired to explore ways to connect business and ministry in your community! Chuck encourages listeners to not despise small beginnings. It is fun to hear big stories like the ones he shares, but they started where you are and built out the concept over time.


    Biznistry book - https://www.amazon.com/Biznistry-Transforming-Lives-Through-Enterprise/dp/0615938825/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


    At Work on Purpose - Free Biznistry Teaching Seminars: https://atworkonpurpose.org/videos-category/training-videos/biznistry-bootcamp/


    The events referenced in this episode were cancelled due to COVID-19.
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    71: Are you at Work on Purpose? Part 2 with guest Chuck Proudfit

    71: Are you at Work on Purpose? Part 2 with guest Chuck Proudfit

    The April 16th events referenced in this episode were cancelled due to COVID-19.


    Chuck Proudfit expounds on the five primary spiritual struggles Christians face at work, and the spiritual solutions to these struggles. These five choices are what make up the Choices Profile that Chuck is bringing to people in workplace.


    Be encouraged by the stories Chuck shares and the lessons he has learned from implementing the Choices Profile into his own life and business. Find practical ways you can reframe how you think about faith, work, and the intersection of the two in your life.


    Learn more about Chuck and his work by visiting www.atworkonpurpose.org


    The April 16th events referenced in this episode were cancelled due to COVID-19.
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    COVID-19 Straight Talk, Week 2

    COVID-19 Straight Talk, Week 2

    Find COVID-19 resources on the Ambassadors for Business website: https://www.afbnl.com/covid-19resources/
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    69: Are you at Work on Purpose? Part 1 with guest Chuck Proudfit

    69: Are you at Work on Purpose? Part 1 with guest Chuck Proudfit

    The April 16th events referenced in this episode were cancelled due to COVID-19.


    Chuck Proudfit's journey to faith was triggered by his frustrations with work. The first project he was assigned as young brand manager left him feeling empty and less than inspired. He was totally depressed when a still, small voice reminded me of the friends he had in college who had faith. He started exploring religion and philosophy and came to Christ at age 31 as a young working professional.


    Over the years Chuck learned how to weave his faith into his work. When he started to see the fruit of that he was hungry for other people to experience it.


    He started reaching out to working Christians who had an interest in this idea of bringing faith to work to start a discussion group. Over six months word spread and they had grown to over 300 people who wanted to get involved. Chuck began to meet with these different Christians and learning about how they were integrating their faith into the work they did each week. Before he knew it what was emerging was a decentralized and organic model - a network of people tied together through relationship - with these different workplace initiatives. At Work on Purpose ended up being born as a ministry to help curate existing workplace initatives.


    Chuck became convinced that they needed to get really good at understanding how to equip working Christians with a straight-forward framework that would be action oriented. He decided to do a research project about how Christians experience faith application at work and the feedback that came was that there are five overarching spiritual struggles that we face at work regardless of what we do. For each one of them there is a spiritual solution we can deploy. This became the framework for the Choices Profile that we package in a product called Mission to Monday.


    To close out this episode, Chuck explains the five spritual struggles Christians face in the workplace, and the solutions to them.


    Learn more about the ministry of At Work on Purpose by visiting their website: Go to www.atworkonpurpose.org


    The April 16th events referenced in this episode were cancelled due to COVID-19.
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Kristina Bonfe ,

A Much Needed Podcast!

This podcast helps bridge the gap between our faith and the workplace. So often we go to church on Sundays, but we just don’t have the tools to carry it into the workplace- which God calls us all Saints! This podcast helps us be just that! Thank you Bob for your obedience! Praying blessings over this organization!! You are making a difference!

Lady.Kathryn ,

Great Content and Ministry!

Bob Willbanks is doing great work at Ambassadors for Business, and this podcast is a helpful extension of that ministry. The guests so far have offered applicable insights into life as a Christian in the marketplace!

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