Sacrificing your personal and financial wellbeing shouldn't be part of your vocational call. We work with faith-inspired leaders to bring their bold ideas to life without compromising their wellness in the process.
To empower faith-inspired leaders in bringing their bold ideas to life in ways that cultivate sustained economic belonging for their communities.
A world where economic and communal belonging is commonplace due to each individual's ability to follow and flourish in their vocational call.
To tithe at least 10% of our profits toward the eradication of poverty in Winston-Salem, North Carolina through The Wild Imagination Fund.
Rayce Lamb, Founder of Faithonomics
The idea behind Faithonomics was sparked through our Founder's participation in the ECFFM Initiative while serving as the Director of Ministry and Vocational Exploration at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Concerned about the lack of formal financial education in theological education, Rayce became a Certified Financial Education Instructor and began offering financial education opportunities to Wake Forest students and alumni.
Following a desire to expand his reach, Rayce applied and was accepted into the Do Good X startup accelerator with the idea of developing a financial education app that was tailored to the unique vocational realities of faith leaders. Although accepted, COVID delayed Rayce's participation in the program by a year. Rayce spent much of 2020 clarifying his vision and landed on the name Faithonomics.
Faithonomics was officially incorporated in the state of North Carolina in March of 2021. In addition to completing the Do Good X fellowship, Faithonomics was contracted to provide financial education to participants in Wake Forest University School of Divinity Thriving In Ministry program.
With any new venture, taking time to test your product is important. In 2022, Faithonomics tested the beta version of its platform called Faithonomics[+] and continued to gather feedback from faith leaders. Two years into COVID and the financial and vocational realities were rapidly changing. At the end of 2022, it became clear we needed to reimagine our design for the greatest impact.
We learned a lot in 2022. As a result, 2023 became our year to reimagine. We began the process of redesigning Faithonomics[+] into what would become The Doers Creative and announced the addition of the Startup Studio to our portfolio. In November 2023, we also launched The Faithonomics Podcast which quickly became popular among our community members.
Let's press go shall we? 2024 promises to be a full year. With our Doers Creative set to launch in April 2024 (join the waitlist here) to our Startup Studio's first pitch event scheduled for Fall 2024, we are hitting the ground running. We are ready to trust the process and let our imagination run wild - are you?
We have a lot of ideas brewing, but our primary commitment remains eradicating poverty in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While we do the public facing work of Faithonomics, we are still building up The Wild Imagination Fund to guide our work locally.
Faithonomics works with faith-inspired leaders and their organizations. Our content tends to resonate most with authors, activists, digital creators, entrepreneurs, faith communities and social-impact nonprofits.
Faithonomics' founder, Rev. Rayce Lamb, comes from a progressive Baptist background which definitely influences his work with Faithonomics. However, Faithonomics is seeking to build a multi-faith coalition of faith-inspired doers working to create a more just world where all belong. Therefore, we work with folks from all faith-backgrounds.
No, we are a for-profit entity. We say that we are a 'sacred experiment in entrepreneurship' because we are exploring how for-profit entities can engage the marketplace in ethical ways that promote justice. We know we won't get it right 100% of the time, but we aim to elevate the moral consciousness of the marketplace.
We believe in corporate responsibility. One way we are sharing our power and wealth is by pledging 10% of our profits to The Wild Imagination Fund, which aims to eradicate poverty in Winston-Salem.
We are based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, but work with individuals and organizations across the United States. If you are looking to collaborate with us for a programming opportunity, we are able to do so in-person or digitally to accommodate your budget and location.
Yes! Rayce is often found preaching on Sunday morning and speaking at special events on the topics of identity, faith leadership, money, vocation and the imagination. You reach out to submit a booking request by emailing us at email@example.com