At the time of this talk, the YouVersion Bible had been downloaded over 177 million times. Its founder, Bobby Gruenewald, talks about how God used and guided an ordinary kid from Decatur, Illinois to do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” for His glory. With humility and wonder, Bobby shares the story of his journey from working in the back office of a car dealership, to Christian rapper (with a little rap sample thrown in), to successful entrepreneur at 19, to innovation leader at a church with 22 campuses and founder of YouVersion. He shows how God can use us if we will just surrender and let Him.
Deryck van Rensburg, president and general manager of Venturing and Emerging Brands for Coca-Cola North American Group, shares how God has shaped him through defining moments and through people in his life. From the mother who left (forever) on a train when he was just four, to the friends who allowed total transparency, to his wife who was perfectly suited to help him heal, to a seemingly disastrous assignment that led to a surprising and significant promotion, to a couple who helped him understand and redeem the deceptive and destructive self-conversations that come from our distorted interpretation of our past.
With his entertaining style, Hans Finzel shares insights from his own life and from his new book “The Power of Passion in Leadership: Lead with Your Heart, Not Just Your Head”. Where is your “passion zone” in work? Are you in it or are you one of the “pretenders” or “walking dead”? What should you do if you aren’t? What is holding you back from taking the plunge into what you were made to do?
With great humility, John Young shares the story of how God brought him from a simple farming community in Scotland to the halls of power in one of the world’s largest corporations. John explores the idea of calling in the Bible, concluding that the keys to following God’s plan for our life are prayer and submission.
Rudy Carrasco shares the amazing journey that took him from a difficult inner-city childhood to: the White House, throwing out the opening pitch at a Major League Baseball game, and a life committed to mobilizing business to create flourishing economic environments and end poverty in urban areas.