The Gospel of Business Integrity

One of the principles we should all hold dear as Kingdom businesspeople is “Conduct Yourself with Complete Integrity in All Things”. Here’s an interesting article from a Seventh Day Adventist report by the president of their South American Division about church-established and operated companies. It demonstrates how we witness every day through the ways we conduct our businesses:     Institutions That Serve In the perspective of the South American Division, its institutions give examples of extreme evangelism. It is in the details that a company’s concern with spiritual values is noticed. Superbom (Brazil Food Factory) and Granix (Argentina Food Factory) food factories established in Brazil and Argentina, and managed by the division, have a combined number of 1,152 employees who fulfill the mission through the production of healthy food. Among the products manufactured is 100 percent pure grape juice, with no chemical additives, in harmony with biblical health principles. This caught the attention of a university professor, Maria Auxiliadora de Oliveira. Maria Auxiliadora wanted to prove that all companies lied about the use of harmful substances in their products on the description labels of the cartons and bottles of the products. She was surprised with the veracity of the information shared about our product. Known as Dora, she discovered that the labels were factual, and she discovered that behind the product there was a church. And behind this church she learned about God in a most extreme way. On the label of each of the products appears the name of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the evangelistic Web site, esperança.com.br in Portuguese and esperanzaweb.com in Spanish. She was...

Find Your Passion (of a Biblical Kind) – Video

  I’m very passionate about passion! Why? Because that’s where it all starts! Now, before we go any further and you think I may be encouraging some kind of lustful self-gratifying behavior, let me absolutely clarify that I’m talking about the passion that your Maker put inside you.  It’s the unique reason He created you, the thing that drives you, the message you MUST bring forth!! And when you let this passion flow out of you in the proper way, your Kingdom work is given life.  And not just life, but LIFE with POWER to minister to others, positively impact the world, and glorify our Father in heaven!! Wait….are you not sure what your passion is and are wondering how to figure it out?  Or maybe you do know, but don’t understand how that translates into God’s plan. Well, it’s a good thing that MY passion is to help fellow Believers discover and exercise theirs, because that brought me to make this video. This is the time of year that a lot of people are considering their true purpose.  I hope this helps you walk in yours.  Enjoy! (click image to play) http://kingdomconsulting.s3.amazonaws.com/kc_syv_fyv1_passion_1.1.mp4   WHAT’S NEXT As I mentioned above, I didn’t stop here.  I also made two more videos in this “Find Your Voice” series. Then I produced 11 more full-length classes that comprise the 12-week “Share Your Voice” Kingdom Business Course. In it, we cover everything from how to find your voice, to the Biblical view on business, to how to identify and reach those who want to hear your special message, to even internet and video...

“The Reason” in Season (and Out)

“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season.  Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2 This time of year, many people are proclaiming their take on what the “reason for the season” truly is. Whatever your opinion, Paul’s words to Timothy remind us that WE must be ready in all seasons to bring the word effectively. He further instructs his young disciple, “Be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” As Christians around the globe celebrate the birth of Jesus, all of us who call him “Lord” need to consider what OUR ministry truly is. Where do we fit into the Body of Messiah? What special message has our Maker given us that we are to evangelize? Thankfully, I’ve found my specific calling….and it’s to help other Believers walk in theirs. Now, as I work as a professional business coach, hiring me to consult with you one-on-one is a pretty pricey investment. (An excellent investment, I must add, but not for everybody.) I want to help everyone in his or her Kingdom calling, but since there aren’t enough hours in the day (or in my life) to do that, I decided to develop and offer super-affordable group coaching.   Well, I just finished taking our first class of students through this 12-week “Share Your Voice” Kingdom Business Course, and it’s being rereleased on January 1st. If you are not yet sure what your calling is, or are feeling stuck, or unequipped, please consider joining me and other Kingdom-minded Believers for this transformative coaching and...

Get Out of the Toilet Vortex

I’m generally a positive person, but sometimes we need to take a trip to “the dark side” and honestly deal with what’s holding us back from walking in the Almighty’s specific plan for our lives. Yes, it can be ugly, scary, disappointing, demotivating, and leave us very vulnerable….but the alternative is to keep operating in the lie, either consciously, or unconsciously….and that is not just a dead-end road, it’s a killer-vortex of a downward spiral right down the toilet to nowhere you want to be!! So, let’s take hold of the fact that the past does not have to equal the present and future, and it won’t…if we purpose that it won’t, and allow the Holy Spirit to have His way. So, let’s get transparent, confess these sins that keep us from being obedient to our Master, and let them die in the His amazing Light! I’ll start…. I hold on to a fear of failure, which causes me to procrastinate when I’m supposed to be getting the most important things on my list done. To assist this life-wasting attitude, I’ve gotten myself addicted to checking emails and social media (yes, addicted to the dopamine rush) to see if something “important” is coming my way, so I can justify not getting to what will move me forward to the place God wants me to go. I renounce this horrible time-sucking habit in the name of Y’shua (Jesus), and commit to be a better steward of this amazing day He gave me — the moment I stop writing this blog post…. Hey, wait a minute!!  What am I even doing...

Loss of a Great Kingdom Leader

Yesterday, we just lost a great Kingdom leader who encouraged us to be Kingdom leaders. If Dr. Myles Munroe had the chance to explain to us his own death at the young age of 60, I believe he would say that he must have “completed his purpose”, and now we must carry on without him: CLICK HERE for article Thank you Dr. Munroe for your faithfulness!...