It’s a challenging time for many at the moment but I want to encourage you that there is an opportunity in every season! Many folks are facing unemployment or have even lost their business. A lot are hurting, and I believe this is a time for entrepreneurs like no other! People are looking at Christians and are asking the question, “Does your faith make a difference in your life?” In business, you are building something with God that actually has the potential to change how people view God. Isn’t that awesome?
I consult with lots of people, and I am so inspired as many shift, pivot and think outside the box at this time. I have one client who was in the events business, which was of course totally impacted by the pandemic. He got with his employees and asked, what do we do? Together, they decided to use their knowledge and shift to help small businesses with applying for financial support. This was something completely different from what they normally do, but an incredible way to keep their employees, bless others and bring the kingdom of God! What a way to do business from Heaven’s perspective!
Stories from real people in the marketplace are so helpful at this time as they reveal wisdom and kingdom principles that would take a thousand sermons to learn otherwise! My good friend Shawn Bolz and I recently launched a new podcast called, Exploring the Marketplace to create conversations with Christian marketplace leaders, and learn how their faith has impacted them in the marketplace. Don’t you just wish you could ask successful people questions and gain some hope in this time? These are folks that most of us would not have access to otherwise, and we are so excited for you to hear their testimonies of how they have seen the kingdom of God move in the marketplace!
I love Romans 10:17 that says, “So faith comes from hearing.” If you need encouragement, inspiration or wisdom, these are stories that will do just that, they are stories that we want the world to know!
In each episode, Shawn and I also love answering your questions about entrepreneurship, business leadership, careers and how the Kingdom of God changes your impact in the marketplace. Come join the conversation! If you have any questions for us to answer on the podcast, or want to share your testimonies of how you are doing business from Heaven’s perspective at this time, we would love to hear from you in the comments below!
6 responses to “Bringing the Kingdom of God in the Marketplace”
My wife and I own a karate school in Maryland. We are christians that own a karate school not a christian school. We have been able to impact more families for the kingdom this way.
We jumped on Zoom the first week of the pandemic.
We reinvented ourselves and the school still going dispite loosing 100 students at first. We have learned to do business on line are and lomited live classes and we are growing. Slowly but growing.
We have taken the opportunity given to us and made a giant reset.
We would love to hear from others and learn.
Way to go pivoting and adjusting!! What a powerful reset! Hope you enjoy the podcast and blessings to you and your wife!
I am looking forward to the encouragement during this time.
Hope it blesses you Bonnie!
Thanks for this sharing and I believe it is the « good timing » !
I’m French and I lost my job few months before? Due to the fact I’m not Young and very specialized, I didn’t find a new job in my domain of expertise in France (I was working for a US company). In my journey with the Holy Spirit, I was smoothly and progressilvy guided to learn for becoming a Business Coach and a Business Trainer in Collective Intelligence, for restoring Innovation, Values, Dignity and Creativity based on our God Kingdom values … without a « religious language”.
I just get a contract for starting my first 3 months in 2021 and assurelly believe that God is fully involved in this new direction : transforming the current society and business world by teaching, sharing and appliying Kingdom values directly to employees and managers.
Unfortunatly, here it is currently a « alone » journey, not supported by our christian churches and ministries, due to the fact the French church culture is not yet renewed about money / business and faith (2000 years of catholics influences in Europe). As French, I’m confortable for saying that our global Christian Mindset need a very deep change for being re-align with the heart of our Hevenly Father
That is so powerful Luc! Thank you for sharing! Blessings to you as you bring his heart!