Many of our contributors participate in a community of more than 150 entrepreneurially minded Christ followers that get together monthly in the San Francisco Bay Area. We call it Inklings in homage to the original Inklings (C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield and others) who got together for fellowship and to sharpen each other's lives and work. We've been parts of other Inklings groups in North Carolina, Jakarta and Singapore.
There is something very powerful about getting together in community and encouraging each other in the pursuit of faith, family and vocation. There is also something remarkably special about being able to share your entrepreneurial journey and all that it entails (how do I hire? where should I get funding? how do I balance this crazy season I'm in with family responsibilities, etc.) with others that are, or have gone through similar things. Our hope is that you'll seek out similar groups in your home city.
Maybe you're even called to start one? In addition to the Inklings format, which we're happy to share with you some of the other nationwide groups and ideas of how you can start a group in your church.
Want more information? Know of a great gathering in your community? Know of other formats/curricula that you think are helpful to convene and encourage faith driven entrepreneurs?
Let us know, we'd love to help and we'd also love to be able to help others in your market learn about what is going on.