Creating disciples is part of the Great Commission, but is it part of our mandate as Christian business leaders? Today on True North Leader, Darren Shearer dives deep into the message of Bobby’s heart – an organization’s culture is an extension of the Christian values executives live out at work. Darren is the founder and director of the Theology of Business Institute. It helps marketplace Christians explore and apply God’s will for business.
During this interview, he tells us how he is constantly searching for what it means to exercise Christian principles at work, from risk management to marketing and accounting. But, what perked our ears was how Darren responded to a Christian author mistreating one of his employees and the advice he’d give to his younger self.
This episode is for anyone wondering if a business can be Christian or only people. For those struggling to model the Christian behavior they expect from employees. For anyone who wants to implement Christian values in their organization, from leadership to customer service. And anyone who knows they can’t buy employee engagement or culture and wants to cultivate change. So tune in for an iron sharpening iron message.
About the guest:
Darren Shearer is the founder and director of the Theology of Business Institute. It helps marketplace Christians explore and apply God’s will for business. He has authored three books, including Marketing Like Jesus: 25 Strategies to Change the World and The Marketplace Christian: A Practical Guide to Using Your Spiritual Gifts in Business. Darren is also the founder and CEO of High Bridge Media, a multimedia agency specializing in publishing and promoting the world-changing ideas of inspiring thought leaders. Its imprint, High Bridge Books, has published 155+ books since 2013.
A former Captain in the United States Air Force, Darren earned the United States Air Force Commendation Medal for his meritorious service in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He holds a M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Management from Pace University (New York, NY), and a B.A. in English from Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC).
Darren and his wife, Marie, reside in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina with their three young boys.
About the host:
Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his “second half of life”, Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders.
Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
- Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job,
- True North Business: A Leader’s Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impact
- The Freedom Paradox: Is Unbridled Freedom Dividing America?
Find out more at ValuesDrivenCulture.com