When Business Fuels Ministry

By Jamie Shafer Business and ministry don’t mix. At least that is what Chris Patton, president of Mike Patton Ford Lincoln, thought for years. Although he accepted Christ at the age of 10, he says faith was just one compartment in his life instead of being applied to his entire life. About 15 years ago, […]

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Family Faith on the Farm

By Jamie Shafer “You can still succeed in this country, working as a family and doing something you love,” encouraged P. J. Jonas. She had been praying for a family business for years, and in 2008 it began taking shape in the form of a bar of soap. “With goats in the barn, an idea […]


Heartfelt Faith

By Jamie Shafer If people have had a connection to spirituality in their past, then it will likely show up again before open-heart surgery, according to anesthesiologist Dr. Don Stogsdill. As he talks, Don’s calm voice and demeanor seem to make him an ideal person to talk with patients before they undergo this major surgery.  […]


It’s All Ministry

By Jamie Shafer It’s not unusual for Christians to encounter a career crossroads, a moment when they wonder if they should serve God by making a shift to work in vocational ministry. Although Chris Mindach’s daily job is about helping clients with marketing, he said he is in full-time ministry.  “I grew up in a […]


Online Tools to Grow Your Faith at Work

By Jamie Shafer Recently I spoke with a young woman whose newfound faith was causing her to reconsider her career path and the ethics of some business practices in her office. She said, “Someday I’m going to stand before God and he will ask me what I did with what I was given. What am […]