Attribute #4 of a Marketplace Ambassador The last recorded statements from Jesus before he ascended to be with the Father were recorded in the Bible in Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” What does this really mean? How do we do it? What does it lo
Attribute #2 of a Marketplace Ambassador In December’s ADG Insider, we discussed Attribute #1 of a Marketplace Ambassador, Walking Daily in Intimacy with Jesus. This will always remain foundational as we build these attributes into our lives. However, even though we may have our quiet times and pray often with the best of intentions, there are times when circumstance in our life do not go as planned. We may find ourselves dealing with situations where accountability to other
Attribute #1 of a Marketplace Ambassador In II Corinthians 5:17, the Bible teaches us that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Then, II Corinthians 5:20, tells us, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors…….”. What these verses are communicating is that every Christian is an Ambassador for Christ. The question is not whether you as a Christian are an Ambassador for Christ, but rather how effective are you as Christ’s Ambassador. As Marketplace Ambassadors for Christ,
Before we proceed into the next chapter in the ADG journey, our Kingdom Impact Fund, I wanted to provide you with a backdrop of our story and how we arrived here.
In early 2013, I had the privilege of launching the Marketplace Ambassador Initiative at CBMC (Christian Business Men's Connection), a ministry to the marketplace where I served in a national leadership role for nearly 10 years. Just as the name implies, the Marketplace Ambassador Initiative is designed to enc
ADG Managing Partner Steve Casbon was recently featured on a episode of "Bottom Line Faith", a weekly podcast for Business Leaders produced by Truth at Work and hosted by Ray Hilbert. Click below to listen on SoundCloud and keep up with future editions of "Bottom Line Faith". #isolation #stevecasbon #leadership
ADG Managing Partners Ladell Graham and Steve Casbon discuss some of their personal motivations for working with both companies and investors through ADG. #video #stevecasbon #investors #companyowners #familybusiness #vision
If you are one of those who has visited ADG’s website, you had the opportunity to learn more about our Leadership Team and some of their experience and reasons for why they are now involved with this venture. In particular, Steve Casbon’s bio closes with “…his unique approach to coaching and encouraging inspires people to unleash their God-given potential.” This is a foundational principle of who Steve is as an individual, but we are now beginning to see the impact of that pr
We talk a lot about "Kingdom Class". But how is it defined? How is it quantified? How can we implement it in a strategic and purposeful way? Here are answers to all these questions and more in this 17-minute video presentation by ADG Managing Partner Steve Casbon. Watch and be encouraged. #kingdomclass #video #stevecasbon #vision #mission
We are so grateful to each of you; our investors, prayer partners, encouragers and advocates, for your role on the ADG Team and Mission! We are also very thankful for the leaders, employees, customers, and vendors of the companies we serve. The opportunities we have each day to serve and make a difference in the lives of others. We are most thankful for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior who has given us a new life in Him and a mission here at ADG to make an impact into the li
What is the secret to great leadership? Many have written books on this topic, many MBA programs teach on this. Still, many struggle to get this right. We believe the foundational element of leadership is learning to truly value and serve people. The book “The Secret - What Great Leaders Know and Do”, by Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller, does an excellent job of providing a framework for developing a culture of coaching and serving others. Throughout the book, you see demonstratio
This article features an interview of Steve Casbon, Founder and Managing Partner of ADG. Steve lives with his wife and 3 boys in North Carolina. TheAdvisor: ADG clearly comes from a place of large vision and large passion. Personally, what is your biggest passion in business as it relates to people.
Steve: Helping someone do work they have been providentially designed to do is an amazing thing. I strongly believe that, when we create an environment where work roles and jo