About Bill Blankschaen

Hi! Welcome to FaithWalkers at Patheos where I try to equip Christians to think, live, and lead with abundant faith while living in, but not of, a fallen world.

Frankly, I don’t think God asks much when he calls us to walk by faith. It should be easier for me to trust Him than to trust myself.

At least you’d think so.

And besides, He promised to work it all out for my good and His glory.

Yet still we struggle.

This blog is all about offering a place where we can all get some help and share wisdom on how to be better FaithWalkers as leaders in our family, church, and culture.

I am the founder of FaithWalkers, a writing, speaking, and resource-creating ministry that equips Christians to think, live, and lead with abundant faith. You know, the kind that causes us to get out of the boat — and occasionally rock it a little — as we seek to live out what we believe.

I am also the VP of Content & Operations for Polymath Innovations in partnership with Patheos Labs.

For those who care about such things, I hold a B.A. in English and History from Cleveland State University and an M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. I served a few years as a pastor and a took a tour as a seminarian for good measure.

I helped grow and lead a successful K-12 Christian school near Cleveland, OH, for twelve years, serving as principal while developing teachers, students, and curriculum toward a fuller Biblical worldview. That was before God called me to get focused on my strengths and step out by faith. That journey of faith continues today in Atlanta, GA.

I’m passionate about helping Christians think, live, and lead with abundant faith. My 25 years of business and ministry experience combine with my non-profit expertise to give me a unique burden for helping ministry leaders succeed. I know what it’s like to be in the trenches of ministry leadership. I know how difficult it can be to balance the business and logistical components so as not to hinder effective ministry.

Because I believe faith connects with all of life, both private and public, I am privileged to serve as the Junior Scholar of Cultural Theology and Director of Development for the Center for Cultural Leadership.

I partnered with my friend Hugh Hewitt on In, But Not Of Revised & Updated: A Guide to Christian Ambition and the Desire to Influence the World and crafted an accompanying In, But Not Of Leader’s Guide for Group Study for free church and school use.  I published a short and fun e-book last fall entitled Finding the Curve: The Secret to Explosive Personal Growth. For a limited time, you can download a copy for free here. And my latest e-book is now available:

My writing has been featured with Michael Hyatt, Ron Edmondson, CatalystSpace, Skip Prichard, Hugh Hewitt, Jeff Goins, FaithVillageGodlyWriters, Blueprint for Life, and many others.

And just to make sure I’m not putting God in a box, I also serve by faith alongside EQUIP Leadership, Inc., founded by John C. Maxwell. I have partnered with them to train effective leaders in Guam and around the Pacific Rim.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you’re seeking a friendly, authentic, and memorable speaker for your event, click here to be transported to my speaking page.


For a quick tour of my blog, here are a few popular posts:

Posts on the Church

Posts on Leadership

Posts on  Culture

Posts on Family and Personal Growth

Posts on  Politics

Posts on Education

Book Reviews

Film Reviews

For speaking and media interview availability: Bill@BillintheBlank.com