just came back from a six hours meeting (more tomorrow) on business as mission. aside from all the program and discussion, the heart of today's meeting wraps around building solid lives. anything else is just fluff. seriously, you can have all the world class programs and it would mean nothing without some genuine life transformation.
marketplace ministry is no joke. can you stare your employee or employer in the eye and tell them you're a christian and you're proud of it? that takes some guts and hardcore life transformation. i know we will never measure up to Christ's perfect ways, but these are folks you spend 9-5 with everyday for 5 days out of a week. you probably spend more time with them than with your own family. they know your temperament, your core values better than anyone. you can't fool these people. so whatever you do's got to be real. no Sunday christians on the weekdays! marketplace is no joke.
so, what did i learn and propose in the meeting today? well, it's coming from all sides for me lately. i think God wants us to transform the marketplace by making disciples first. once these disciples become mature, they realize their call as an apostle in the marketplace, shining as lights for Jesus. the next step is easy. show them how to be a good steward of God's resources building on kingdom wealth principles and living out the glory of God. every christian business men or women need to know these valuable principles from the Word of God. teaching them would be easy, once they're committed disciples of Jesus.
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