Ministry in Word: Seeking to share the reason for why we do what we do.
5 Marks of a Kingdom Entrepreneur
We look for entrepreneurs that realize that they have an outstanding opportunity to share the reason for the hope that they have, and that are intentional about looking for and praying for those opportunities, believing that it is appropriate to share the reason for the hope they have, albeit with gentleness and respect with those with whom they are in a relationship, whether vendors, partners, customers, or employees. We look for entrepreneurs that are eager to share the gospel message of salvation in Jesus with gentleness and respect in a culturally appropriate manner. We look for entrepreneurs that are actively identifying the right opportunity to explain to others the reason why they do what we do, in a culturally appropriate manner, with the aim of exposing those that don’t yet share our faith to the Gospel. We look for leaders that will 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.
“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)