Mark Curtis, a founder and the CEO of Splash Car Washes, shares how God used Splash to turn Mark back toward Him and now uses Splash to “love” its employees by giving them purpose, treating them like family, showing them respect, and providing them with training and opportunities for advancement. This is a real life example of the type of “Connection Culture” we learned about from Mike Stallard. Mark describes how God carried him through a series of mistakes and difficulties and then gave him the purpose, tools and process to build Splash into a business that gives its employees the purpose, tools and process needed to flourish. Splash was named a “Top Place to Work” for the last two years in a row and gives back by supporting numerous charities. This is an inspirational and aspirational story for any business owner, leader or manager.
Brock Morgan gives a call to arms to the “mighty men” of NCS to awaken to their identity as men of God, to embrace that they are living in the overlap between heaven and earth, and to join God in lifting the heads of the next generation. Brock sees the hope of the next generation in us and challenges the “mighty men” of NCS to live out their faith so that the next generation can see what God is doing to restore the world to His original design. Brock also shares miraculous examples of the power of prayer and miraculous stories about how the Holy Spirit changed the hearts of the young people he served at Trinity Church in Greenwich.
Mike Stallard continues his explanation of the importance of creating a “connection culture” in any organization (even in a family), as well as practical steps on how to make a difference by caring. We were designed by God for relational connection, and humbly loving and serving others creates a connection. From Nick the “hugger” at Memorial Sloane-Kerring to the supervisor who gets to know her employees, Mike uses examples to bring the concept home.
9/11 is a day to remember those heroes who risk, and sometimes lose, their lives caring for us, but it is also a time to reflect on how to care for others. John “Rev” Revell shares what he has learned about compassion while serving as Chaplain for the Stamford, CT Police Department and as founder of Life Line Chaplaincy, which is dedicated to serving first-responders. Being an NCS brudder means “showing up” when a spouse, child or friend is going through a difficult time. Rev helps us understand the importance of compassion and HOW to “show up”.
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.