Grant's father was a strong Christian and he
passed away when Grant was
10 years old. Through a conversation with his sister the issue of
heaven and hell was discussed and Grant accepted Christ as his Savior that
Nothing changed in Grant's life for the next 9 years,
until Grant met a man who
was living the reality of being a disciple so Grant committed to attempting to live his
life as a disciple of Jesus Christ from that point
"To understand my story you need to
know that I am a Christian - and that means everything. But don't
misunderstand that statement: I am no 'saint" - I am imperfect and
I mess up like everyone else. but to me, Christianity is a way of
life, not an insurance policy for what comes next."
"When we preach the Gospel we don't always tell the whole
"ordinary people like you and me have been created for a purpose
and have the potential to facilitate miracles. Finding that purpose
will be the most fulfilling and exhausting experience of your life.
And the most fun."
"Many Christians settle for 2nd or 3rd or 4th best"
"God chooses to work through people"
"I have explored a side to life which just goes way beyond what my
imagination could have ever come up with, with being fulfilled and
"My first job was at age 11, I delivered newspapers"
Grant worked as a quantity
surveyor in the UK, which is a financial manager in the
"We are all created of God and actually don't deserve anything we
have, whether that be good or whether that be bad"
Grant started working as a
volunteer for Tearfund. He met a man in Brazil who had a
vision to bring Jesus into the lives of the poor children there,
this motivated Grant to
start Hand in Hand with 2 other men, modeled after Tearfund
They wanted to work through the local churches so that they are
identified with Christianity and so they have a better idea of what
the needs are
"If somebody has had the vision and the guts to start
something, then we are happy to then support what they are
In 2008 they got an opportunity to build 230 house in Nairobi,
A "good business" includes a quadruple bottom line (profit,
social, environmental, spiritual)
"Business has so many tentacles coming out of it that can benefit
so many people that you touch"
"We should be using our imagination to be profitable but to also
have a far bigger ripple out benefit to society, demonstrating
Kingdom values while still being commercial"
"I've now become a capitalist with a socialist mindset"
"work is good but wealth for the sake of wealth is
What if instead of paying $30/month to sponsor a child, we invested
in a company that pays their workers properly
"Once you take that first step, God then multiplies your
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About the Podcast
Inspiring, authentic stories of everyday Christian men with a variety of occupations, all living out their faith through their work. By doing so they're leading, prospering, glorifying God, and finding joy and purpose in their work and you can too.
Have you bought into the lie that your work has no real significance or meaning beyond a paycheck? How about the lie that the time you spend working is not kingdom work and not part of God's plan unless you're a full-time pastor or missionary or you're volunteering at your local church? The Devil is thrilled when you spend your work day feeling like the work you do is somehow second class spiritually. In this podcast I interview Christian men who have made a simple choice, regardless of what particular denomination their church is a part of and regardless of their job title. That simple choice is to invite the Holy Spirit to lead them at their job and in so doing to surrender their work, the biggest part of their life in terms of time, to God. The various reasons why they've made that choice may be different for every man but I believe there are two primary common reasons. The first is they know both from scripture and from a feeling deep down inside that this is God's will for them. The second reason is they know that this is the only chance they have of having a job and a career that really means something beyond simply earning money. This is the one and only way to have a sense of joy and purpose in the work they do. What kind of work they do and whether their work lines up well with their desires, talents, and strengths are both important, but they pale in comparison to whether or not God is in their work. God must be at the center of your work or your work truly will be the necessary evil the world and the Devil wants you to believe it is. The men I interview don't have it all figured out (none of us do!) and I encourage them to be real and transparent about both the victories and struggles of their journey of being Spirit led at their work. Hopefully, in this way, you'll find someone and something in every episode that you can relate to and through which God can help guide you to be closer to Him and more fulfilled and joyful in your daily worklife. Your work can truly be marketplace ministry and much more