"Business By The Book" is a full-day live, interactive workshop based on the best-selling book, Business by the Book by the late Larry Burkett. This recently-updated workshop has taught thousands of business people how to transform their businesses and marketplaces through the knowledge and application of biblical principles of business management. The Workshop will teach business people from all walks of professional life how to practically achieve success and conduct business in a way that honors God.
8:00 a.m. Doors open, continental breakfast
8:30 - 12:10 Morning sessions
- Ownership & Purpose
- Human Resources
12:10 - 12:55 Lunch and open Q&A
12:55 - 4:30 Afternoon sessions
The workshop fee includes a full-day of live, interactive training, the workshop manual, continental breakfast, lunch and networking.
WORKSHOP LEADER BIOS:
The Bellevue, WA workshop will be led by two successful Northwest Christian business leaders - Paul Nordlund and Eric Lind.
Paul Nordlund is President of Nordlund Boat Co., a Tacoma-based family-owned boat building company with a 50+ year history of constructing commercial vessels and custom motor yachts. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and worked as a consulting structural engineer out of college before joining his father and brother full-time in the business in 1978. He and his brother co-manage the company, with Paul serving as project manager of the vessels under construction or repair. Currently they have a 115’ Yachtfisher, a 110’ Yachtfisher and a 110’ Motoryacht under construction.
Paul has been married for 30 years to his wife Denise and they have two sons. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in his second year of college and he and his wife have attended Northwest Foursquare Church in Federal Way for the past 18 years. He has been active in the church, serving on its Business Council, Mission Council and various committees. Paul is currently leading a Biblical Financial Class on Sunday nights and has been active with the Crown Financial Ministries since 2003. He has served for eight years in the church Finance Ministry and has led three overseas mission trips (one to Kazakhstan and two to Peru) to teach biblical business principles. He has a passion to pass on the Christian ethics and values he was taught growing up in the family business.
Eric Lind currently serves as the Western Washington Area Director for Man in the Mirror, a men’s discipleship ministry based in Orlando, Florida, and also serves as a business roundtable facilitator for Truth@Work. Eric owns a consulting firm, Redfire Partners, which specializes in business restructuring, business turnarounds, and crisis management. Eric successfully practiced law for 16 years as a litigator, and then took a tremendous fall. Eric’s story is all about the “God of second chances”, and about the restoration that can take place in a life that is willing to be submitted to Christ.
After his legal career was over, Eric entered the recreational vehicle industry. Eric led several RV dealerships, including leading the turnaround of a major metropolitan RV dealership in Tacoma, Washington. Eric is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the University of Washington School of Business and a program in Strategic Finance at the Harvard Business School. Eric received his law Degree from Seattle University, and received a certificate in International Law and Law of the European Economic Community from Queens College in Cambridge, England. Eric received a Master of Theology (ThM) from Andersonville Theological Seminary, and obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington State University in Political Science.
Eric was part of a team of businessmen that went to Kazakhstan to teach biblical business principles, and he has a passion to change the way America works by bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to the marketplace. Eric Has been married for 23 years to his wife Debbie, and they have a daughter, Rachel, who attends Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Eric and Debbie are members of Northwest Foursquare Church in Federal Way, WA, where Eric has served on the Business Council.
When & Where
Ronald Blue & Co.
Ronald Blue & Co., LLC is one of the largest independent fee-only Registered Investment Advisory firms in the United States, managing approximately $6 billion of investment assets and providing financial peace of mind to over 6,000 individuals and families nationwide.