CNLP 124: Ken Costa on How to Discover Your Calling, Hope in the Workplace, and Connecting with Millennials

Ken Costa has an impressive resume. He has been the chairman of some of the world’s largest investment banks, advisor to some of the most powerful people in the world, and is a committed Christian who believes Jesus is the hope of the world.

Carey talks to Ken about integrating faith at work, finding your calling, Alpha and what millennials are looking for.

Welcome to Episode 124 of the podcast.


Guest Links: Ken Costa

Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life by Ken Costa

Ken Costa on Twitter

God At Work

God at Work on Twitter


The Alpha Film Series

Links Mentioned

ReThink Leadership Atlanta, Georgia; April 26 – 28, 2017

Les McKeown’s Episode on Predictable Success

TrainedUp Leadership

3 Insights from This Episode

1. Your work is your worship. For people like Ken, who work in secular environments, it can be difficult to talk about and live out faith in the work place. However, the work force is fertile ground for sharing the joy of knowing Jesus Christ. It’s not done by evangelistic preaching, but in our attitude during the work day. In the way we treat others, the way we deal with stress and the strength that comes with knowing that spirit of God is alive in us. When your work is done well, it reflects the glory of God.

2. If you know your why, you’ll find your way. Yes, there’s a collective, overall why: Make disciples and win people for Christ. But there is also an individual calling God’s given each of us. Finding your why is a journey of faith that requires trust. God didn’t promise to tell you all the small details about the how or the what. He gives us the why. Here are Ken’s four steps to help you find your why:

  • Consider. Think about who you are and who God made you to be.
  • Consult. Talk with the people who want to see you live out your calling.
  • Clarify. Determine the issues that are standing in your way.
  • Courage. Make a decision and trust that it’s the right one. We need to be people of courage.

3. Help millennials find their why. There is a generation of young professionals who have no idea what their why is. They’re either afraid of choosing the wrong thing or they’re afraid something better will come along. This gives Pastors have a unique opportunity to connect with millennials.  When Pastors create an opportunities for people to meet together over a meal, connect in a small group or experience one-on-one mentorship, it’s the very first step in having a sense of belonging. More than anything else, millennials want to feel like they belong. Belonging will open the door to belief.

Quotes from This Episode

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What are the danger signs for pastors today for their soul, their family and their future. David Kinnaman explains the findings behind one of the largest studies of Pastors in America ever conducted. Not everything is good, but there’s hope.

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CNLP 124: Ken Costa on How to Discover Your Calling, Hope in the Workplace, and Connecting with Millennials

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Bussey on January 26, 2017 at 11:15 am


    I enjoy your podcasts. I listen weekly on my bike rides. I really related to this podcast because I’m in Workplace Ministry. I would love to have you interview some people that actually minister in the workplace like Corporate Chaplains like those on our team or other workplace chaplains. God is doing unbelievable things in the workplace.

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