Our mission is to help you do work that changes the world. More specifically, we exist to empower Christians to be more effective in the world of work—and all of life—for the flourishing of the world and advance of the gospel through a winsome, tactful approach.
We do this by helping set individuals and organizations on the path of gospel-driven productivity through training in personal effectiveness and leadership.
Why Productivity and Leadership?
There are lots of organizations which help provide people with instruction in biblical truth. Most of them focus on teaching theology or, when it comes to the more practical side, family and relationships. These things are essential and wonderful. But they do not give the complete picture of what we need to know as Christians.
We also need to know how to get things done and lead. The ability to get things done affects everything we do, every day. As such, we cannot avoid it. Further, without training in how to get things done, our efforts in applying the biblical truth we know in our families, relationships, and the world will easily be hindered by disorganization.
Especially in today’s constantly changing knowledge work environment, more and more Christians are feeling that the skills they’ve been taught for managing their time and their lives are inadequate. Further, most have never been taught how to think of these things from a biblical perspective.
And they’re beginning to feel this pain acutely. There is too much coming at us at an ever-increasing pace for us to remain content with the old ways of productivity. If we’re going to maintain peace of mind and make the difference we are called to make, we need to learn timely strategies and practices for getting things done. Beyond this, learning how to be effective individually is not enough—we must know how to lead in order for our efforts to truly scale. And if we don’t know how to manage ourselves well, we won’t be able to lead well, for you must be able to lead yourself before you can lead others.
And so we need to learn both productivity and leadership if we’re going to be effective in the world and make the most of the amazing opportunities God is opening up through technology, globalization, and the increased freedom of the workforce.
Why Gospel-Driven Productivity and Leadership?
Improving in productivity and leadership is not something we should forget about theology in order to do. Instead, these things are really about taking theology and applying it to life—to the fabric of how we do everything we do and make things happen (productivity).
This is crucial because everything we do needs to be not only motivated by the gospel, but shaped by the gospel. The gospel has concrete implications for the way we lead, manage, and get things done. And so in order to do those things effectively and in a way that maximizes the impact God wants us to have, we need to know what those implications are and weave them into the way we run our organizations and do our work. Thus, theology and productivity need to be kept together, and understood in light of one another.
Books are crucial, but to develop skills you need something even more detailed. You need something that gives deeper instruction in how to carry out the best practices, enables you to practice doing them, and gives feedback that allows you to evaluate how you are doing and make improvements. That is, you need training.
Specifically, we do this by going beyond articles and messages to webinars, online courses, speaking, workshops, and coaching. This helps you take what you’re learning and really practice it. The result is that the things you’re learning are less likely to remain just in your head as good ideas, but instead become your standard practices, habits, and ways of thinking. That is what it really takes to be effective.
…And Hundreds of Free Resources
And, in addition to this, people also need inspiration. Skills are essential and come through training; but skills alone are not enough. You also need to be inspired and motivated. And so we provide plenty of other resources in the form of articles, blog posts, messages, and more (all for free) in the blog and resource library to help provide this crucial element. The result is that you can be fully motivated and equipped to be more effective in your life and make the difference God calls you to make in the world. We already have hundreds of blog posts and articles on the site, and will be continually adding more.
We focus on Christians, but we seek to help everybody. We focus on Christians because our passion is to help God’s people maximize their potential for his purposes in the world, and God’s people are those who believe in and follow Christ (John 14:6). We believe that productivity and leadership are the missing pieces in the skillset and mindset we need to carry out the purposes God has given us.
While we focus on Christians, the strategies and tactics we teach can benefit to anyone. And so we hope that everyone, not just Christians, can benefit. And we also hope that those who do not share our faith in Christ will be encouraged to give Christ another look as they see what his teaching has to offer this very practical component of our lives of personal effectiveness.
What it Means to Change the World
Last of all, this is all about a larger purpose than just making our lives go better (as important as that is). It’s about using productivity skills and practices in the service of something greater than ourselves. We exist to help make you more effective so that you can then be more effective in pursuing God’s call on his people to change the world.
Is talk of changing the world naïve or, worse, misguided? No. It really is possible to change the world. You just need to know how. That’s what we’re here to teach.
Changing the world does not mean being in charge. That’s the domination model of world-changing. That’s not what we mean. When we speak about changing the world, what we mean is serving the world and making it better.
We believe it’s possible for everyone to do this. And it starts, of course, not first with changing the world, but with being changed yourself. By becoming more of the person God wants you to be, your circle of influence slowly grows, enabling you to create a pocket of greatness—however small—right where you are, in your team, organization, family, and community.
By remaining faithful and also being smart (Matthew 10:16), that pocket of greatness can grow to serve more and more people as the light of the gospel shines through your words and deeds, making others better off and even bringing some to faith (Ephesians 5:8-17).
We cannot change the world alone. But if enough Christians live out the call of the gospel in this way, the world will be made better off in a great and sizable way—both your world and “the” world.