Our Calling Is
Who We Are
Jeff Rogers had a burning question: Why don’t Christians serve each other well in the marketplace? He found that the simple answer was “they don’t know each other.” He realized that he needed to connect Christians if they were to be able to encourage one another in their calling.
In 2001, he launched kiros.org; suddenly there was a tremendously successful network where businesspeople could find others in their vocations talking about how to integrate faith into the marketplace. Kiros.org also provides a much-needed forum for accountability and balance.
In this podcast, Jeff shares how you can apply your faith in the workplace pragmatically, outside of just “being nice” to people. He teaches the vital shift from “What do you do?” to “Who are you? Tell me your story.” He exposes the pitfall of striving to make your business successful by just working harder, at the expense of time to reflect and pray on God’s will and direction.
“Jesus had a ministry of interruption, or a ministry of availability…it was this open door policy where [one] allows enough margin every day for God to show up through people and experiences. If you book your day so solidly that you have no margin, where is God going to show up? –Jeff Rogers
You Will Learn
- How every role you have, personally and professionally, can be a ministry
- How to find significance as you seek success
- How to connect with your calling
- How to surround yourself with an accountability team
- How to deliver necessary truths to your team in a manner in which they can receive it
- How to allow enough margin in each day so God can “show up”
- Kiros – An organization that equips Christian business people in making a deeper connection between faith and work.
- Kingdoms in Conflict by Charles Colson
- EdSilvoso.com – Incredible resources for market place ministry!
- Anne Graham Lotz – Mayday! Mayday! A distress call for prayer!
- Youth Transition Network – Helping your high school student keep their faith in college
Originally from Edmonds, WA, Jeff graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Finance and Marketing. He has been involved in both sales and management development for over 25 years and is Founder of OneAccord.
His work history includes the strategic selection, development and training of a sales force that began as 56 people and grew to 340, a 36% annual growth rate. His recruiting and sales team development experience is based on personally interviewing more than 10,000 individuals and directing over 1,500 recruiting meetings across all of Canada, Western US, and Mexico. This expansion included the development of new markets and strategies. Expertise includes increasing sales revenue, employee retention, building scalable management systems and the integration of key teams within an organization.
Within the sales organization he personally managed, sales rose at an 88% average annual growth rate. He has taught every aspect of selling: prospecting, presentation, closing, and answering objections. Jeff conducted more than 500 sales seminars teaching audiences of up to 1,100 people.
While building a growing organization, he had nearly 100 direct reports in management positions working in diverse markets and cultures. Retention within his organization improved from a 55% annual rate to over 90%. Competing with approximately 3,400 sales representatives, the organization achieved the highest worldwide per person sales, including the all time company sales record holder.
Recognition in management includes Sales Manager Of The Year: 1986, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1996 and The Excellence Award for overall management performance – the only back to back winner in the 145 year corporate history.
Jeff is involved in coaching basketball and soccer, enjoys skiing and fishing, and is founder and President of Kiros.