Work for God Where You Are
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” (Colossians 3:23, ESV)
Grow Your Business and Your Faith
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)
Faith-based organizations serve God foremost. They do so by serving God’s children. So the mission and goal are to serve God by being the best, most caring, organization that has the stewardship of the organization in line with the mission. Stewardship means being funded to serve and maximizing the impact of every dollar of funding received. From selecting the team to pursuing the mission, faith-based organizations must
- Serve God with all that you do.
- Serve the children of God with empathy, kindness, compassion, and accountability.
- Lead a well-organized, financially stable and
growingteam that is able tomaximize the impact on the world through the mission and by reaching others: the client, the community, the vendors, and other stakeholders.
- Steward God’s resources with accountability, financial controls, budgets, and performance metrics.
- Market the organization for clients to
serve,community involvement and impact.
For our faith-based clients, our programs
- biblical principles for stewardship and leadership;
- business plans, budgets, and goal setting;
- performance metrics:
- faith-based goals – quantitative and qualitative;
- gifts and abilities – maximize success by using God-given gifts and natural abilities;
- team design and structures – recruit, hire, and
retainthe right people and put them in the right roles;
- develop and learn as an organization, team, and
Working on Faith Ministry
Working on Faith is for and about Christian Business Owners and Professionals in the workplace. Our goal is to provide resources that educate, inform, inspire, and encourage you in your daily work and home life.
Working on Faith resources include:
- Blog posts;
- Articles; and
Our long-term mission is to create a Christian Business Radio Programs that brings to you: educational content, updates on Christian media (books, television, movies, etc.), tools and information that enables you to grow in your knowledge of the Bible and how to apply it at work (and home).
Working on Faith Business Ministry Client Prayer
Lord God, we come to you in the name of Jesus and we ask that you would forgive our sins. We know that all repented sins are forgiven and washed away by the blood of Jesus. We receive your forgiveness in these matters. You say we are to come before your throne with confidence in our time of need. We come to you now.
Lord, we ask you to guide our actions and to reveal all the things that we need to do to transform our businesses that you have given us. Show us what it is that we need to change and make right to honor you. Show us what sins we need to repent and things that we need to make things right within our businesses.
Thank you for the team of people that you’ve given us, that surround and support us. We pray that you will continue to provide for them through us.
Lord these businesses are yours. We are stewards of them. We dedicate these businesses to you to be used for Your glory. We ask that you bless them financially and show us how to be good stewards. Show us how to honor you with our actions and our results. Show us how to use the financial rewards of our business to reach others for your kingdom. Show how to wisely share those resources with our team, our community, and your congregation of believers.
We pray that now you will show us what actions and steps to take to enable these businesses, these ministries, to prosper this year.
Lord, in all times and places you are in control, on your throne. You and you alone equip us to be successful. It is Your word that we write upon our hearts, that we meditate upon day and night. Guide us, Lord, that we do not depart from it.
Show us your ways, Lord. Strengthen us to serve you each and every day. Let us proclaim your name through word and deed as we do business.
We thank you for this truth. We thank you for the wisdom and guidance of the scriptures. Lord give us the ability to understand and apply your word in all things that we do.
We move forward by faith. We act with honesty, fairness, and consistency in all of the business relationships. Let our actions bring You glory. Let our actions set us apart from other businesses. Through you Lord, according to your plans and purposes, You will make these businesses prosperous and successful.
Lord, I pray you to grant us your blessings and favor. Enable us to get new customers that enable us to pay all the bills from our businesses. We pray for the ability to glorify your name, rest secure in your divine provisions, and let us be content and confident in what we have and in where you have placed us to serve you.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Seeds and Soil
Jesus shared with us the parable of the seeds. Seeds that are planted in rich, fertile soil thrive and grow! Our business and professional lives can plant the seeds of faith and success. However, we must plant those seeds according to God’s plans and purpose. How do we create fertile soil? How do we plant the right seeds? We explore the topic of growth and success in Seeds and Soil.
MAGNIFY YOUR MISSION
Every non-profit and faith-based organization is started with a mission in mind. This mission is (or should be) the driving force behind the design of the organization and its business model. Yes, non-profits and faith-based organizations have a business model. They also have to be “profitable” financially and in service to the mission. I like to call these organizations “profit for a purpose” or “profit for the mission” organizations. You see it is just as critical for your organization to be funded from donations, from operations, and from other sources. It is also critical to be the best stewards of the funds and other resources possible. You want and need to maximize your impact for the mission.
The first step in Magnifying Your Mission is to define that mission. Many organizations have a mission statement, but it is it actionable? Does it speak to the who you serve? Does it reflect what you do and believe? Is it the first block in the foundation of what you will build or is it a plague on the wall?
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