Christian Business Manifesto
Why we need a revolution in the way Christians Do Business!
Christian Business Owners, should be leading the pack. Instead we are stumbling in our business practices and being called out by people who feel abandoned by God. These hurt people are angry at Christians who are supposed to be the face of Jesus in our world. If we are truly meant to be a light to this world, why are we blinding people rather than gently revealing the light of God into their lives?
We spend a majority of our time in the workplace. After work, we attend the work places of others: stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, etc. Every part of our lives is touched by business. Yet, we claim that the one hour of ‘church’ we spend each week in a building that is separated for believer is enough to impact the world for Christ. This is not good enough!
As Christian business owners, we must become the leaders that God has called us to be.
We are leaders in business and it is time the Christian leaders in business step up to the platform that God gave us to proclaim His message. You proclaim his message in the way you do business, the way your treat your employees, the way you treat your customers and the way you treat the community. You are an ambassador for Christ in your business and in your community whether you like it or not. Why not step up to the task?
As Christian business leaders, we must be ‘God in flesh’ to the world around us. We must become the face of Christ because Christ lives in us and works through us. We must come to the point that we realize that our business is God’s business all the time.
As a Christian business owner, we are called to love those around us. We don’t have to accept what they do or what they call a lifestyle, but we must accept that God created them and He loves them. “God is Love.”
To exclude people from your business is to exclude an opportunity to be light. Where does it end? If we don’t serve those who we consider sinners, then we can close our doors because all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. Who would be left to be customers?
Look at how Jesus treated sinners. He did not call them out for their sins and offer punishment. He took time to understand them and gently showed them the way. Look at what happened when the religious leaders brought a sinful woman before Jesus. They wanted to kill her by stoning according to their religious laws. Jesus said, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone.”
That is a direct quote from God’s word. How well do you know God’s word?
If you want to be part of this revolution the first call is to dig into the Word of God and find out what it actually says about our business, our lives and our faith.
I did not grow up in a Christian home. My parents were not bad people, they just did not do the church thing. I had to find my way. I had to study and search to find the true light of Christ.
When I got into business, I did not rely on God’s word to guide me. I didn’t know that God’s word was relevant to my business. I did not realize that God’s book is a business book. All of the great patriarchs and leaders in the Bible were business owners. Moses, Abraham, David all owned livestock. Daniel was a government official. Jesus was a carpenter!
I wonder how much harder my journey to become a Christian would be today. With all of the secular world reveling in the flaws of the church and its leaders? Media seems to sensationalize the wrongs that Christians do and lessen the distribution of the good they contribute. They are like wolves waiting with baited breath for Christians to mess up so they can pounce.
In 2013, Gene Simmons, KISS front man and rock star, defended Tim Tebow for his beliefs. That’s right a ‘secular’ person stood up for Christian beliefs. No one would expect the KISS star to stand up for faith, but he did. (Here’s an article if you have not heard the story.)
When will Christians have enough impact that the world steps up and takes notice of our God and our beliefs? When will Christians be the voice that people turn to when things get tough?
It won’t happen unless there is a Christian Business Revolution. It will happen when we let go of the reigns to our business and turn to God to be the leader of everything we do. It will happen when we step into God’s word and run our businesses like God wants of us.
I want to call you to the Christian Business revolution.
You can start simply by sharing your email with us. We will send you a step by step Bible study with challenges directly from God’s word for business owners. This is not a Bible study about platitudes or verses you have heard countlessly quoted out of context. These are lessons directly from God’s word for business owners.
You can join out free membership where you will have access to all of the Bible studies. You can access them at any time. We will soon have a six week Bible study that you can take to your church to reach more business people, or you can be bold and take the Bible study to your business and build leaders…build disciples.
Some may call the Christian Business Revolution an AWAKENING, but I think we are awake, we just don’t know what to do. On these pages I want to guide you to be the business person God has called you to be.
Amen and Amen.
Now let me be frank, this is not some club for holy rollers nor is it a monastery for those who want to hide their light. This is a revolution. It is a social revlolution calling Christian business owners to step up and dig into God’s word relying on Him to guide their business wholeheartedly. If you want this in your business, join us or at least sign up for our free email updates to see what we are all about.