Romans 12:8 (NIV) “if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. “
Over the past several weeks I have encountered a variety of circumstances where I have witnessed extreme cases of generosity. These were situations where someone deliberately went out of their way to help a random “somebody” Not a friend or a relative but someone they did not know at all. As Christian’s we are called to help each other, not just other Christians, for when we do so we shine the light of Christ though us. Several years ago we had a campaign regarding “Others” at my church home. I learned a lot through the sermon series but I also learned a lot from hearing from people who had been a recipient of someone who had acted on their impulse to help another in need. The impact that was made to the recipient was heart changing and ultimately affected the direction on that person’s life.
What impact have you made this week to another’s life? What impact to the lives of your co-workers will you make this week? If you commit to be an encouragement to your Team, if you make an impact to those you work with but not yet know you, you are helping to build a “Kingdom Minded” company.
Help our community of readers What experiences have you had in the workplace that made it a better day for you and your coworkers? What have you done to be an encouragement at work?
I was honored to be interviewed by Alan Collins who was VP– HR at PepsiCo who I worked with when I led HR for several different business units for the Quaker Oats Organization. Alan is now the Founder of Success in HR, Inc. and the author of the HR best seller, UNWRITTEN HR RULES. His new book, BEST KEPT HR SECRETS is now available on Amazon.
Alan and several of my closest contacts have been an absolute blessings and encouragement to my new venture- Thank You Alan and God Bless you and your work.
1. “Be clear and specific on the HR value you provide to your clients…and stick with it.” 2. “Network with many – but take advice from a few.” 3. “Start planning and strategizing long before you get downsized or decide you want to move on.” 4. “Find your strength and build on it.” 5. “Balance your life.” 6. “Find a Church home if you don’t have one.” 7. “Find a hobby you enjoy and do it!”
What tips meant the most to you? We would love to hear from you. What tips have we missed? Let us know we will include them in future articles.
In the past several years I have had the honor of meeting with Christian professionals across a variety of states. These professionals are potential clients, business partners, Christian professionals in the radio and television industry, Pastors of small congregations and Pastors of mega Churches as well. Although we are living in historical times in the areas of the housing crisis, stock market collapse, record deficit spending, global conflict, environmental disasters of record proportion and the moral decay of our society, (wow- I know a long list!) I feel a sense of calm from the Christian community.
What is really inspiring is when you take a step back from it, and really look at it with focus, the sense of calmness is causing non-Christians to take notice, because they are being attracted to what they see as the strengthening of our belief.
As I continue to meet with these optimistic business people, one trend tends to stick out. They all remain focused on remaining true to their faith but also feel a stronger obligation because of the current turmoil to express their appreciation of their relationship with God as their stronghold against earthly desires and struggles. We have had trials in our world before. We have experienced wars, the great depression, 9-11, etc. But we have never experienced the overwhelming amount of global change and conflict as we are today. It is so strong many have chosen to not watch the news any longer, many are just tuning out!
The most important thing I find Christian Business owners wanting to do is to be able to reach their people with the faith message without offending them.
I agree this is what many of us are called to do, we just don’t know how and are often scared and intimidated to do so. That is why I am here. I am here to help you through the process, to coach you to encourage you and to develop your Human Resource processes to help you be the company you want to be, not just for you but for God.
So yes dear readers, we are blessed to know the good news. We know God will protect us and carry us through anything that lies ahead. My challenge to you is to do so with encouragement to others around you. Too continue to shine the light for all to see, make people want to be like you for what you have in your heart. Bring more people to the party, many are looking for something because of these times, and you know what to give them.
Join us this Monday July 25th at 10:30 AM EST on WHKW-AM Cleveland Ohio
Mark will discuss how Christian business owners can prosper their businesses using sound HR Practices while being outward in their faith. For those listeners unable to make this time, a podcast will be available through iTunes.
A Little bit about Glenn:
Glenn Mertz hosts Living the Word, a program with a purpose. Glenn talks with people both nationally and locally who are Living the Word. Be encouraged and challenged as you discover how others are living out their Christian faith.
Glenn Mertz guides you through an incredible line-up of Bible teachers each weekday morning on WHKW. Glenn started in radio at Baldwin Wallace College and has worked at stations including WMJI, WWWE and WEOL. He’s now at Salem Communications at AM 1220 ‘The Word’ (WHKW), and hosts the daily Christian talk show ‘Living the Word’ (weekdays 10:30am). Glenn lives in Elyria with his wife, Jackie and his children Rachel and Evan.
A Little bit about Mark:
Mark has a Bachelors degree in Human Resources from Saint Leo College and an MBA from BloomsburgUniversity. Mark Lives in Manheim Township Pennsylvania with his wife, Gail, and daughter, Emily. Mark attends LCBC Church and also leads a Career Ministry in which he helped start 6 years ago.
Mark is really passionate about the workplace, and especially Christian business owners’ opportunity to reach their employees. He believes employees and companies should work closely together to prosper the company for mutual purposes.
Mark is Chief Consultant, In HIS Name HR LLC, a Christian Business Consulting firm that he created to help Christian business owners prosper their business and engage their employees.
Please join us at 11AM June 18th 2011, on Bridge FM’s weekly radio show “Christian Perspective on Business,” hosted by Glen Dalakian.This week’s topic will be “The Good News On Business”.
Guest Mark A. Griffin, Chief Consultant at In HIS Name HR will share his experiences in helping shape organizations to be Christ centered and profitable!
With over 20 years of Human Resources experience at both fortune (Kodak, Quaker Oats, and Merck Pharma) as well as small and mid-sized companies, Mark has seen it all. Tune in and enjoy Mark’s discussion with Glen on how you might best build “Kingdom Minded” organizations in today’s “politically correct” business world. Let Mark inspire you to be bold and brave in your faith, by ensuring Christ is in your workplace.
Our client has served as a third-party administrator for defined contribution retirement plans for almost 30 years. They seek motivated professionals with accounting/ HR administrative background and a focus on customer service. Experience with retirement plan administration and client service is required. BA degree or equivalent experience is required.
Job duties will include:
accounting and recordkeeping for retirement plans
IRS 5500 filings
discrimination testing calculations
plan design and document review
client service (participant questions)
census data reconciliation and management imperative
client service (company/plan sponsor questions/administration)
The recruitment process will be stringent and require our review of your wonderful references, will require extensive and in-depth interviews, a thorough background check and a personal personality profile review. If you are up to the challenge please send us your credentials and current compensation in confidence to: HR@InHISNameHR.com.
We will be in contact with acceptable candidates. Please know due to the incredible response it may take time to review all applicants. Kindly refrain from phone calls.
A wonderful family oriented organization with a strong Christian heritage has asked us to support their quest to find a Senior Accounting Manager based at their corporate office location in Lynchburg VA.
This position is critical for the future development of the organization. The organization is profitable, poised for growth and has a strong presence in their niche market.
Duties will include:
Manager of an accounting team comprised of 4 accounting professionals.
Handling day to day tactical and strategic functions of an accounting office.
Mergers and acquisitions including due diligence is a must.
CPA and MBA preferred.
Must have managed preparation and posting of journal entries as well as account reconciliations.
Skills in managing and forecasting account analysis for month-end close reports.
Must have experience in the preparation of quarter and year-end reports as well as the intricacies of managing the preparation of audit schedules.
Ideal candidate will have 8-12 years of experience.
Strong analytical skills with the willingness to take on new challenges with a positive attitude.
Must demonstrate the ability to meet and exceed deadlines.
The candidate will possess problem-solving skills good communication skills.
Candidates possessing “Servant Leader” managerial skills are preferred.
The recruitment process will be stringent and require our review of wonderful references, will require extensive and in-depth interviews, a thorough background check and a personal personality profile review. If you are up to the challenge please send us your credentials and current compensation in confidence to: MGriffin@InHISNameHR.com we will be in contact with acceptable candidates. Please know due to the incredible response it may take time to review all applicants. Kindly refrain from phone calls.
Mark had the honor of being interviewed by RevFM State College PA on May 7, 2011 during the weekly Centre topic show. With over 20 years of Human Resources experience at both fortune (Kodak, Quaker Oats, and Merck Pharma) as well as small and mid sized companies, Mark has seen it all. Please take the time and enjoy Mark’s Podcast interview on how you might best build “Kingdom Minded” organizations in today’s “politically correct” business world. Let Mark inspire you to be bold and brave in your faith, by ensuring Christ is in your workplace.
RevFM Broadcasts on the following frequencies:
89.1 FM – State College/Altoona/Huntingdon/Philipsburg
Freedom. The thought sends different scenarios through our minds. Chains, bondage, prison, incarceration, riding a bike on a country lane, speeding a Harley through the black hills, sneaking out of work early heading to the Beach! You get it; you understand where I am going with this. But think about this for one moment. My wife, Gail, has instilled in our children a few words of wisdom that has naturally influenced my life: “Never let anyone steal your joy.”
I oftentimes equate freedom with joy. When one is truly free, they are joyful. I agree with Gail, we should never allow someone to take our joy by allowing us to give it to them. So do not worry about others taking your joy; we can only give them our joy and in essence give them our freedom. You control your joyfulness, no one can take it from you- you must give it to them! Don’t give it away leaving you damaged; you will lose your freedom.
So what really is freedom? We all have our definitions, but I am aligned with Pastor Alfredo Ramos on this one- “Being free is the ability to live for yourself” – Freedom.” But, Freedom must include the “Right Rules”.
Enjoy this powerful video, snaps you back to the reality that you can accomplish anything you decide, but you must be true to your limits and capabilities and you must submit to God and follow HIS rules along the way.