Nine to Five podcasts are conversations with Christians who are actively seeking to align their careers with God’s mission. They are meant to challenge and encourage others through personal testimony and sharing. Listen to learn how you might bring Christ into your workplace.
Rebekah Samuel has felt the Lord calling her to put her gifts to work through many avenues. In this podcast she talks with Becki Lonnquist, Director of Communications at WorkLight about the wild journey that God has taken her on this past year through different work ventures and callings, like collaborating in a book (Letters of Love), to starting a 30-day funding initiative (LoveYourNeighbor514), and a big discovery of learning that she is on the autism spectrum with Asperger’s, and how that has led to discovery and opportunities as well.
Ben Rhodes, is someone who knew from a very young age that he wanted to be in a ministry-related field, but not sure where his calling would lead. After he began working at his job in the medical devices industry, he soon found out that there was a seminary just down the road and would soon become a part-time student. In this podcast Ben discusses the tie between his secular and Christian work, and the power of storytelling and forming relationships.
Tim Loehr is the president at a property management company in Indiana. In this podcast he reflects on the last year and his experience growing his faith and becoming closer to God, developing relationships with other Christians through WorkLight small groups and how he is living a life changed and filled with the Holy Spirit.
WorkLight President, Wesley Farrow and a founder a human resources consulting business discuss complexities, challenges and also the rewards of being a Christian in today’s workplace and how to do good work and rely on God through life’s challenges.
For artistic director, Jeremy Stanbary, sheer reliance on the Holy Spirit over the past decade has left him looking for open windows in strange places and challenging times. God never ceases to surprise.
Christeen Rico, an international expansion strategist for a large tech company in Silicon Valley talks with Luke Cahill of Christians in Commerce about defining a theology of work (8:00), a new understanding of success (16:47), and Christian groups in Silicon Valley (21:32).
Richard Lindroth is a Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has spent over thirty years of his career there and currently is a Professor of Ecology and former Associate Dean of Research. His conversation with Steve Becker covers becoming a biologist (4:22), stewards of God’s creation (19:34), working in science as a Christian (27:49).
Chuck DeGroat, Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan talks with Steve Becker of Christians in Commerce about wholeheartedness (3:18), contemplative prayer (13:05), and fostering the presence of God (20:48). Learn more about Chuck DeGroat’s course on contemplative prayer here: bit.ly/contemplativeprayer
Bryan Huntington is a young lawyer in a prestigious law firm. Surprising when you see the early challenges he faced. Wrapping up his first thirty years he sits down with Steve Becker and he shares his story, his gradual awakening to God’s great faithfulness, and how he serves God as a lawyer. They discuss overcoming challenges at a young age (1:43), God’s faithfulness (9:52), and serving God as a lawyer (18:32)
Have you ever thought of misfortune as a talent? At a recent Challenge Weekend, Charlie Singleton shared a personal experience of his own misfortune that allowed him to be uniquely equipped to be Christ’s presence for another.