Business for the MissionSunday, October 06, 2013
Business has become the common term for the marketplace, the spheres where we live in the cycle of creation, production, administration, and investment. God not only created the concept of business, but He owns every sphere in the marketplace, and His mandate from the beginning was for His people to become His representatives there. Sin has corrupted it. But God's grace, working in and through His people, subvert that corruption, operating in the Spirit of redemption and renewal.
The posts that follow are simply lessons I've learned in my journey along God's mission. I am a businessman at heart, and years of study, meditation, experience, and practice have taught me valuable lessons about work, enterprise, business, entrepreneurship, labor, ethics, etc. all of which are and should be driven by the gospel of Jesus Christ. In short, I believe that business is a part of the kingdom. It is the marketplace for God's mission. When what we do for a living converges with the kingdom of God and His purposes for our lives and businesses, amazing things can and will happen. I trust these articles are as helpful to you as the advice and wisdom has been to other people so far in my journey.
- Vacation Reading on Gospel-Driven Business
- We Will Move When the Cloud Moves (Series)
- There are Never Any Surprises With God, Part 2
- The Gospel in the Life of a Salesman
- The REAL Gospel is Mission-Vocational
- Doing Evangelism Like Jesus: Being a Friend of Sinners
- Micromanagement: Fodder for Failure
- Make Up Your Mind!
- Success Begins with Delegation
- Ambiguity is the Thief of Productivity
About the Author: Rob is a follower of Jesus at Jubilee Church, where he works as an entrepreneur and operations contractor in Woodstock, GA. From there he envisions and pursues missional-shaped business for the kingdom. He and his wife Sherri have been married for 19 years and together have three sons and a daughter. Rob believes the mission of the gospel is summed up in four simple phrases: know God, obey Jesus, make disciples, and plant churches. This is the pursuit of his life, as well as the point of his blog.