More and more, we hear stories of businesses serving as platforms for the mission to further the Kingdom of God. The for-profit company working side by side with the non-profit sector, business managers taking on missional leadership roles - these have become channels to transform people’s lives and tools to build spiritual capital. It is not so much about what we do but how we use the tools in business that God has placed into our hands to help others.
Our conversation today with Dan Lewis, ACNA priest, Christian Foundation director, university and seminary professor, kingdom netweaver, author, speaker explores the intertwining of business and mission. Dan talks about doing mission and ministry in a nonprofit situated within a for-profit company. He harks back to his career trajectory that straddles the sacred and the secular, merging business and mission to build spiritual capital and further God’s kingdom. Listen now and find out how you can integrate your mission within the industry you’re in and follow God’s leadership in your life.
Key Points From This Episode:
“How have I been able to use the time God's given me, I try and remind myself that I'm a vapor and then tomorrow's not guaranteed.”
“As our treasure is, as our time is, so is our hearts.”
“We shouldn't give under compulsion or obligation. We should give what our hearts determine because God wants a cheerful, hilarious giver.”
“Generosity is contagious. When you get around generous people, you tend to be more generous.”
“There's an eagerness in the younger generation, to not wait to get rich but to realize we are rich right now with God's resources, and that in God's economy, if we posture ourselves correctly, we're going to be in an adventure with the Lord.”
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