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Gospel Business Strategies

Practical. Useful. Grounded in the gospel. Hosted by seasoned entrepreneur Kent Lapp, the Gospel Business Strategies Podcast features honest conversations with noteworthy minds who share a passion for being challenged in business and faith. From effective leadership tactics and shrewd strategies to God-sized endeavors and insights, get the support and community you need to lead your business from a gospel-centered worldview.



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Gospel Business Strategies
Mar 21, 2019 Gospel Business Strategies
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Brendan and his wife Wendy have been in the business of teaching swimming for over 40 years and have trained over 40,000 kids. Their program has attracted the attention of celebrities, governors and people all across the United States. Though the training is intensive, it is effective and the kids always remain safe and loved on very well. Tune into this episode as the Sweetman’s share their experiential knowledge on parenting and swimming.
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Mar 7, 2019 Gospel Business Strategies
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Building a successful business requires effective business strategy and healthy habits. Even after mastering those, running a business is never easy. Sometimes being a Christian in the business world means choosing to do what is right even if it hurts. In this episode, Wayne shares his expertise on running a business system, going the right thing even when it hurts, creating boundaries for work and home life, traveling the world, and much more.
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Feb 21, 2019 Gospel Business Strategies
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How do modern science and the church fit together? What does it mean to ‘discover your calling’ according to Scripture? Gavin Ortlund, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in California, discusses how to navigate science and career in light of the Gospel.
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Feb 7, 2019 Gospel Business Strategies
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People crave community and being known. How does that fit into modern-day masculinity? The Bible tells us one thing, and then culture will say something else. In this episode, Stephen Mansfield talks in depth about his latest book, Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men, and what has shaped his views on manhood and leadership. Tune in to hear Mansfield explore how masculinity has changed with time, what it looks like to be a biblical man and much more.
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Jan 24, 2019 Gospel Business Strategies
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Starting a small business has never been easier, or more difficult, thanks to social media. In this episode, the founder of MADE SOUTH, Christopher Thomas, shares stories about his experience with building a company from the ground-up. He details what he’s learning in his entrepreneurship class, how he approaches sales and core competencies within the world of business, and how the outdoors play an important role in his work-life balance.
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Jan 11, 2019 Gospel Business Strategies
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How do self-care, expectations and success fit into the gospel? In this episode, Ray Ortlund explores how the gospel should guide our interactions with culture and our work. Hear Ray discuss the balance between reason and faith, how Christians should view self-care and selflessness, advice for those who feel like they’re coming up short, and much more.
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Dec 27, 2018 Gospel Business Strategies
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Do you ever feel like your faith is separated from your work life? Do you wonder why your work matters to God? On this episode hear Missy Wallace, Founder of the Nashville Institute for Faith and Work (NIFW), explain how her view of sacred and secular work has been shaped over the years. As a leader in this field, Missy examines the importance of integrating faith into our work. She discusses how external factors - such as the outdoors - can influence our lifestyle and our work performance.
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Dec 13, 2018 Gospel Business Strategies
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Tillman Holloway, an expert on blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contracts, is one of the founders of the world’s first brick and mortar social club operated solely on the blockchain. In this episode, Tillman discusses blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contracts in front of a live audience. He explains each's function and gets to the heart of how these impact business today and in the future. To finish, questions from the live audience will give a deeper understanding of this up and...
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Nov 29, 2018 Kent Lapp, Dr. Easley, Michael Easley, Gospel Business Strategies, GBS
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The single most important thing for anyone working today? “That your words are trustworthy.” This is just one piece of wisdom from our next guest, Dr. Michael Easley. His experience in ministry spans four decades as a gifted Bible teacher and church leader. He’s the radio host for inContext and former President and CEO of the Moody Bible Institute. In this episode, Dr. Easley discusses why being faithful is more important than being successful, how leadership is both a gift and a skill...
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Nov 20, 2018 Kent Lapp, GBS, Jere Shorter
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On this special edition, Jere Shertzer and Kent Lapp talk through what the GBS Cohort is, who it is for, and how it can help. Spoiler alert: if you are leading a company and dealing with big challenges, leadership issues, loneliness or simply need to grow stronger personally—this is for you! Jere shares stories from his prior peer groups, how this group could save you from a $750,000 mistake, why growth always requires clear goals and accountability, and why trust is an absolute must.
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Nov 15, 2018 KentLapp, Tony Warnock, GospelBusinessStrategies
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As a business leader, do you constantly feel overstretched and overtaxed? Are you often seeking to strike the balance of responsibilities and family?  If you answered yes, you likely also feel a sense of isolation—as if most of the people surrounding you have an agenda. You are not alone. And Tony Warnock, the President and CEO of the Lost Valley Ranch in Colorado, saw this need years ago and daily seeks to fill it with his award-winning resort.
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Nov 1, 2018 KentLapp, Kent, GospelBusinessStrategies
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If you lost a parent at a young age, you know what it feels like to wonder how you’re going to make it through the rest of your life. The impact of that kind of loss ripples across decades. For Kent Lapp, founder of GBS, losing his father was heartbreaking, and it set in motion events that shaped the man he is today. Listen as Kent vulnerably recalls the journey God has taken him through, and from where the motivations behind GBS come.
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Oct 18, 2018 Kent Lapp, T.J Tims, Chad Shankle, Gospel Business Strategies
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Money. We all deal with it. So, within the context of the gospel, is it okay to desire more money and wealth? And how does God expect me to steward it all? It seems everyone has something different to say about money, and the church is caught in the middle. In this episode, we’re joined by T.J. Tims – Associate Pastor of Immanuel Nashville – and Chad Shankle – VP of Sales at Woodtex – who wonderfully unpack the responsibilities of money – both in theory and practice.
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Oct 4, 2018 GBS, Gospel Business Strategies, Kent Lapp, Brett Henry, Franklin Juice Co. , Honest Coffee Roasters
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God often redirects our paths while still leveraging our gifts and passions for His glory. For our next guest, multiple business owner Brett Henry, that was exactly the case. Henry initially set out to pursue a career as a physician, but while studying for the MCAT, he developed a keen interest in medical herbalism and the health benefits to juicing. Hear how God used his newfound passion to alter the trajectory of his life – and lifestyle – and co-found Franklin Juice Co. and Honest Coffee...
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Sep 20, 2018 GBS Gospel Business Strategies Kent Lapp Andrew McGarrity
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President George W. Bush. Karl Rove. Those are just two of the influential leaders that our next guest, Andrew McGarrity, worked alongside at the start of his career. And he’s just getting started: Andrew sold his first company, Thrivist, a year ago, and continues to grow in the lessons that he learned from global leadership. Links: Gospel Business Strategies  Thrivist Ingram Content Group
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Sep 20, 2018 GBS Gospel Business Strategies Kent Lapp Aaron Dorn
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Aaron Dorn defied odds and started Nashville’s first new, successful bank in ten years: Studio Bank. He’s a Vanderbilt University graduate and decorated Marine. Additionally, he was named in Nashville Business Journal’s “Top 40 under 40.” In this episode, the multi-talented Dorn delves into the genesis of his successful businesses, how the gospel impacts his role as a Founder and CEO, and much more.
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Sep 6, 2018 Kent Lapp Gospel Business Strategies
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In our first episode, host Kent Lapp dives into the mission of Gospel Business Strategies, and why we believe it's so important to grow and develop business leaders like you in the context of the gospel. Subscribe and hear our first interviews on September 20th!