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About Unconventional Business Network

What began in 1995 as a Bible-based, business consulting practice evolved into Integrity Resource Center in 2001, a nonprofit organization which exists for “building faith and integrity at work.” Rick Boxx, founder and president has spent years in the banking and financial industry where he’s learned first-hand that God’s principles work…at work.

In his early days as a consultant, Rick shared principles from the book of Nehemiah with companies helping them develop business plans and integrating biblical principles into that process. He started writing, teaching, and counseling. The organization he trained with, Crown Ministries was referring all their business counseling calls which meant Rick was doing field work for as many as 600 different businesses a year, counseling and advising them through a wide variety of situations.

Core Values

Like the roots of a tree, core values establish the growth and direction of an organization. Churches, businesses, mission agencies, entrepreneurs all need a solid foundation and strong roots from which to operate. These core values communicate what matters to the leaders of that organization, why they do what they do, and how they do it.

“He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.“ (Psalms 1:3 NKJV)

Mission & Vision


More than 1 million connected business leaders modeling biblical principles in the workplace–changing lives, transforming companies, and inspiring communities for Christ.


To glorify God by helping others learn, model, and teach God’s principles in their workplace.

Embracing a New Thing

“And so things just started evolving and God was blessing a lot of those things. In 2001 my board said, ‘You know this really doesn’t look quite like the consulting practice that we had envisioned, but it looks like what God’s really blessing and doing. We need to embrace it…”

With his board’s guidance and support, Rick started a non-profit better suited for teaching and counseling. This new thing God was doing was Integrity Resource Center.

Today, IRC has a daily radio program airing on 250 radio stations. They also publish Integrity Moments, a daily devotional encouraging and equipping those desiring to live out their faith in their work environment. In addition, Rick hosts quarterly lunch events near the IRC headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Rick has written several small group studies and other resources designed to empower leaders to put biblical principles into action. He continues to facilitate many training events and still offers personal consulting, when he has time.

According to Rick, IRC answers the question “What does God’s Word have to say—in practical terms—about work and how important faith at work is to Christians? We offer insight and daily wisdom to help today’s business leaders better live that out.”

At Unconventional Business Network, we strive to live out the following values.


Faith is doing our work unconventionally and courageously, according to God’s leading. We trust in God’s strength rather than being unequally yoked or self-reliant. We please God instead of man. (Hebrews 11:6)


Godly business leaders are honest even when it doesn’t serve our self interest. They honor their vows. They don’t participate in deception, fraud, or evil in any way. They fear God, instead of man, and remember that they are always being observed by their creator. When they wrong someone they quickly ask for forgiveness and pay restitution when necessary. (Exodus 20:20)


A lover of God prays about their work throughout the day, studies and understands God’s Word as it applies to business decisions and is obedient to God’s commands and principles. A lover of others in the workplace is known as a shepherd, rather than a tyrant. They realize that relationships are more important than results. They look out for the oppressed, rather than use them. They are humble leaders with a servant’s heart. (Mark 12:30-31)


Godly business leaders do their work as unto the lord. The quality of their products and services is excellent, with a good reputation following them. Excellence is passion + purpose + quality, all done to God’s glory. When quality has been sacrificed, they immediately acknowledge it and make it right, regardless of the cost. (Colossians 3:23)

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