The Kingdom Investor

06 - Merging Business and Mission | Dan Lewis

September 02, 2022 Daniel White Episode 6
The Kingdom Investor
06 - Merging Business and Mission | Dan Lewis
Show Notes

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: 

  • Snapshots of Dan’s life, faith, and career.
  • Dan’s life trajectory leads to integrating for-profit and not-for-profit, business and mission, management, and missional leadership.
  • How God has redefined success in Dan’s life and led him to utilize businesses for kingdom purposes.
  • How Dan has been able to use time, talent, and treasure to invest in God's kingdom.
  • What does SHAPE stand for, why must we be aware of it? 
  • The giving framework used by Dan as head of the charitable arm of a for-profit company. 
  • Dan shares the key to growing in generosity.
  • Why it’s important for parents to develop their kids’ consciousness and spirit of generosity and to model and set examples of giving.
  • How to make an impact not only locally but also around the world through life-on-life discipleship.
  • Dan’s advice on building a legacy of faith, and a godly legacy for future generations.
  • Dan answers the lightning-round questions.


“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.”

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dan Lewis on LinkedIn

NextToLead website

Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance by Bob Buford

A High Impact Life: Love your Purpose, Live with Passion, Leverage your Platform by Pete Ochs

Your Money Counts: The Biblical Guide to Earning, Spending, Saving, Investing, Giving, and Getting Out of Debt by Howard Dayton Jr.

Generous Giving website