Building a God honoring business engages us in a new frontier of ministry. Are you a leader who seeks to build a business that honors God? Our guest this week is Mike Sharrow, President and CEO of C12 Business Forums. Mike is someone who has wrestled with this question and helps Christian business owners that find themselves on a similar journey. Through his work with C12, Mike is encouraging and challenging others with the message that “God cares about what you do, why you do it, how you do it, and what it accomplishes.”
As Christian leaders, we are called to integrate our faith and our work with excellence. In order to build a God-honoring business, Mike shares about the importance of the alignment of an organization’s mission with the essential components of operating a company. Often, a leader may feel isolated throughout this process. C12 exists to meet that need by helping leaders find a community for mutual encouragement.
On this episode, you will hear Mike and Bobby discuss:
- How to build a good business AND live out your purpose in Christ.
- Navigating this cultural and generational moment.
- Cultivating a “Buffalo Culture” that runs into the storms that businesses encounter.
- The reality of business as an amazing frontier for ministry.
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About the guest:
Mike Sharrow serves as President & CEO of C12 Business Forums.The global leader in CEO/Owner peer advisory groups for Christians serving more than 3,300 members across the US, SE Asia, and Brazil. Mike leads an HQ team in San Antonio, Texas that supports more than 150 full-time C12 Chairs. Who serves as “missionpreneurs” helping CEOs, entrepreneurs and key players build “great businesses for a greater purpose” to “advance the Gospel in the marketplace.” C12 Members employ nearly 1M people around the globe and embrace a Business-as-a-Ministry (BaaM) operating paradigm across all industry sectors. Mike joined C12 initially as a Member himself in 2010 after previous roles in F50, financial services, management consulting, and non-profit contexts before serving as CEO in 2016. Mike is a graduate of Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL), married to Jacqui since 2002, and the father of two girls.
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
Pause and Reflect: Building a God Honoring Business
- How are you building a God Honoring Business?