Ministry in Word: Seeking to share the reason for why we do what we do.

5 Marks of a Faith Driven Entrepreneur

 
 

We are entrepreneurs that realize that we have an outstanding opportunity to share the reason for the hope that we have. We understand that sharing “why” we do what we do is effective leadership when done with gentleness and respect. We believe that praying for opportunities to share our faith and employing initiatives like chaplaincy and praying with and for our partners, vendors, customers and employees in times of crisis can be a winsome witness when done with gentleness and respect. We are leaders that look for ways to develop and disciple believers in their discipleship walk and partner with local churches to strengthen the ministry taking place through the business.

Initiatives:

  1. Management shares Biblical truth with staff and other business relationships when culturally appropriate

  2. As a form of witness, company has clear policy on business ethics and doing business in a God-honoring manner

  3. Management prays with others in the marketplace as appropriate

  4. Believers within the company regularly get together to pray for the business and those in and around it

  5. Seeking to take what God has taught us in the workplace and encouraging other believers in business

Scripture references:

  • “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” 1Peter 3:15 (NIV)

  • “And that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations” Luke 24:47 (ESV)

  • “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God” II Timothy 1:8 (ESV)

  • “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)