Why We Exist
What’s Best Next exists to help you be more effective in doing good work.
One of the things you’ll see is that we try to approach everything from a theological perspective. Theology matters because knowing God is the essential foundation for all of our activity as Christians.
But we also need to apply what we know. Further, it’s not enough to simply try to do good, to make our organizations and communities better, to build others up. In embracing the Bible’s inspiring vision for our work, we also want to find the best ways to accomplish those things in the real world.
Being more effective means thinking carefully about work/life balance, time management, collaboration, leadership, and a hundred other things that intersect with our daily work. But leading, creating, and getting things done is never an end in itself. We seek the welfare of others. Everything we do as Christians needs to be understood in that light: as a means of serving others and putting them first.
That’s true productivity. And that’s what’s best next.
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Who We Are
Matt is an author, speaker, and consultant eager to help you do work that matters, and do it better. More than that, he wants to help you do your work and influence the culture in a gospel-centered way. Matt is the author of What’s Best Next and Creating a Business Plan that Actually Works.
He worked for 13 years at Desiring God leading the web department, serving as director of strategy, and helping build the ministry for greater spreading. With an M.Div. from Southern Seminary and experience consulting with churches and organizations, Matt started What’s Best Next to equip Christians theologically and practically.
James loves helping individuals and organizations be more effective. For the last seven years, he was leading creative teams and managing collaborative projects at Crossway. As Executive Director of Marketing & Communications, James was responsible for product marketing and communications, directing campaigns for 100+ projects each year and all marketing initiatives for the ESV Bible.
With a BA in Biblical Studies & Theology, James is finishing up an MBA with a concentration in Leadership.