Mark Mayhew: on Pursuing God’s Purposes for Business
Welcome to part four in our series of conversations with women and men who are seeking to follow Christ in the whole of life. In this episode, host Sam Bloore is joined by Mark Mayhew to talk about his journey of understanding how the gospel speaks to everything we do, and how God has drawn him deeper and deeper into a gospel life.
Mark Mayhew is founder and director of Peregrine, a purpose-driven strategy and ventures firm. He trained in Civil Engineering and spent the early part of his career working in management consulting, before moving to Vancouver, Canada to pursue a Master of Arts in Marketplace Theology at Regent College. Mark is the co-creator of ReFrame, a 10-week, film-based series that helps Christians connect faith with all of life, and he is the former director of the Regent College Marketplace Institute. Mark is passionate about helping people integrate Christian faith with the whole of life. He loves working with visionary people to solve strategic problems and creatively explore how purpose can shape everything we do. Mark is married to Jenn, and they live in London with their two children, Emily (4) and Will (1). They worship at King Cross Church in London.
In this conversation, Mark recounts how deep questions about his work and purpose led him to theological study; this was not study for ordained ministry, however, but a theological reframing of a call to pursue God’s purposes for business. And this is the call that continues to shape Mark’s life now. He reflects on what Scripture has to say about work and enterprise, on the fact that business is not morally neutral, and on the ways in which God has led him over the years. Sam also talks about with Mark about his personal life: about suffering, singleness and marriage, and parenting later in life.
This episode is jam-packed with Mark’s hard-won learning and wisdom, and he communicates it so well. So, tune in and school up—this is a great listen.