MINISTRY IN DEED: EMBRACING THE MARKETPLACE AS OUR MINISTRY
5 Marks of a Kingdom Entrepreneur
Acknowledging and embracing that the marketplace is our ministry
We look for entrepreneurs that believe that God has placed them in the marketplace where there is a substantial ministry opportunity because we are to be salt and light wherever we are, 7 days a week. We look for entrepreneurs that acknowledge that, embrace it, and seek to make the most of it, looking for opportunities to be salt and light to people that do not yet know Him, and encouraging those who do know Him to be similarly activated.
“let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven” Matthew 5:16 (ESV)
“All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD” Proverbs 16:2 (NIV)
“That is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” Romans 1:12 (ESV)
Loving on employees and communities extraordinarily well
We look for entrepreneurs that acknowledge that they need to be active members of their local community as leaders and to encourage their employees to do the same. In providing employees with ways to serve their local community, leaders in turn will be serving them as it is indeed more blessed to give than receive. Additionally, we look for leaders that endeavor to love their employees well through all aspects of an employee’s life, providing them meaningful work and an environment to do it. We look for leaders that care for employees as individuals and that help them provide well for their families, not only with financial resources, but with the gift of time and boundaries that will allow them to lead well at home. We also look for leaders that love on their employees by speaking the truth in love when they aren’t a good fit for what they were created to do.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul” 3 John 1:2 (ESV)
“To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice” Proverbs 21:3 (ESV)