Imagine throwing a party for 80,000 people each weekend. That is the vocational calling of my friend Bill Chapin. You don’t have to be a Kansas City Chief’s fan or even a football fan for that matter to be caught up in the excitement and energy of a Monday Night football game at Arrowhead Stadium!
Recently I was invited by Bill Chapin to experience not only a winning performance by the Kansas City Chiefs, but also a record-breaking moment for the highest decibel level ever in an outdoor stadium. During the NFL season Bill along with a great team of colleagues put on an amazing party for Chiefs fans. Bill does his work with enthusiasm, excellence and for the glory of his Audience of One. I am delighted Bill and his bride Tori and their fine two sons are deeply committed to living a seamless faith that connects Sunday to Monday. Recently I asked Bill about his work and his faith.
Bill, tell me what your job description with the Kansas City Chiefs entails? My official job title is Sr. VP of Business Operations and my responsibilities include: all branding, marketing and research, digital and social media, video production, game entertainment, community outreach and charitable giving.
Bill, what do you love most about your vocational calling? My biggest opportunity is to lead and inspire people, create integration, collaboration and create empowerment. I am deeply passionate about sports and especially football because for 3 hours every Sunday, people want to be part of something bigger than themselves where they can experience the full gambit of emotions in an unpredictable outcome. I am passionate about competition and being the best in my craft and that passion is manifested by the ability to try to create the best game day experience in the National Football League.
Bill, how has your involvement in Christ Community helped shape your family and work life? My wife and I recently finished a class at Christ Community called Razor’s Leadership Pathway. I was struck each and every class at the commitment of stewardship that Christ Community has for its congregants. The discussion each week made my wife and I feel so connected to the mission of Christ Community and the people who call it their home church. We discuss what happens at church and the concepts we learned at home with our two young boys and how Jesus has changed everything. Our family talks, sings and is joyful in Christ, even during trial. I am thankful each Sunday for the opportunity to be a part of such a great church.
Listening to Bill Chapin makes me so grateful for a faith community like Christ Community that truly believes the Gospel speaks into every nook and cranny of life and that our work really matters. Bill keep up the good work. You throw one heck of a loud party!