What if I told you that you could have a MUCH bigger impact in the world for Christ by owning a business than with traditional ministry opportunities?
In recent days, I have been having some fantastic conversations with Christian business leaders. What I’m finding is really interesting. More and more people are really believing something about the way the Christian ministry is working these days. That is, what I basically have predicated this entire show upon and this entire endeavor upon and that is the premise that Christian business is the new ministry. Christian business is the new ministry. Again, I’m talking to business leaders every day, Christian business leaders, faith-full business owners who are saying, look, I’m having a bigger impact through the business endeavors that I have been able to do than I have in traditional ministry. These are people who have come out of traditional ministry and into the business world. To their surprise, they are having a bigger impact than ever before. It’s the craziest thing. I truly believe that Christian business is the new ministry.
If you’re listening to this podcast, maybe you’re already involved in Christian business. Maybe not. Maybe you are a new person to the faith-full business podcast and you’re wondering what it’s all about. Maybe you’re not an entrepreneur yet or you’re not a business leader yet. Well, here’s what’s cool. Anybody can do this. I promise you there is nothing special about me. There’s nothing special about anybody else who is a Christian business leader who listens to this podcast. The idea is that the Lord is going to give you what you need if you ask. If this is something that you are really passionate about, I would go for it. What can I do?
Let me give you a grunt test, just a super simple, it would be really easy for you to tell whether or not something would be a good business fit for you. It has to do with the concept of a stool.
You have a stool in front of you, and a stool has 3 legs. A stool cannot stand on 2 legs, it could stand on 4, but it definitely can’t stand on 2. You need at least 3. You need at least 3 legs on your stool in order for it to stand. Here are the 3 legs. Each one starts with a P. It’s your passion, your proficiency and the profitability. You have to have all 3 of those legs nailed down in order for something to be a good business fit for you.
I actually just talked about this on a recent podcast episode so I’m not going to rehash all of the details of that again. But I just wanted to bring that to your attention. If you’re thinking about something, what is it that I can do, it’s just a matter of what are you good at, what do you love and what can make money. Whatever thing that you have that fits all 3 of those things is what you should go full force into.
If you love it, if you’re good at it, and if you make money doing it, or you could make money doing it, then boom. That’s it. That’s the mission, that’s the ministry, that’s the business, that’s the goal. If you’re doing business from the standpoint of a faith-full business owner then you will have an impact in the world for Christ. You just will. You can’t help but to.
Now is a great time to get into this. Unfortunately, the world is changing. There are concerns of censorship. We found out in recent days that big tech companies can do what they want to do. They really can. No matter who you are, what belief you have, what side of the spectrum you’re on, it should concern you how easily you can be silenced for having a dissenting opinion on things. We need more Christian entrepreneurs. We need people building these tools. We need people that we can trust, people in our community who can’t just cancel other people. We need people filled with the love of Christ doing business. The whole world needs that. Is it you? Is it something that you feel passionate about as well? Could you get into this? I think you could. Find what you’re passionate about, find what you’re good at, find out what would make some money and go start doing that.