• Christian Business

    Divine Opportunities

    Not every open door (or even window) is from God. Some come from fellow human beings. Others come from the enemy. Yes, the devil has no qualms setting people up for greatness if it serves his purpose; and he equally has no reservations about destroying them during or after his purpose is achieved. Divine opportunities: (1) come from God (2) to serve His purpose on earth (3) at an appointed time and season (4) in a manner that matches the configuration He’s given you. In the marketplace they can take the form of a new job, a new business deal, a new work project, a new business partnership, etc. There’s…

  • Christian Business,  Product Posts

    Fired Up – October 2018

    Ministry in the workplace can seem daunting. Particularly when you think about how much needs to change and wonder where to even begin. Fired Up is a new monthly cheer-you-on package from Kairos that helps you break things down into simple daily/weekly actions that you can commit to.   Focus Areas: Gratitude – what one thing am I thankful for about my work/workplace? Ministry – what one thing can I do to minister to someone in my workplace based on the monthly theme? Work – what one change can I make in my approach to work based on the monthly theme? Play – what fun thing can I do to recharge…

  • Christian Business

    Building Business Arks

    Divine ideas are quite something. The story of Noah, the Ark and the flood is a common one in Christian circles. I’ve seen it discussed in the context of our personal lives and pulpit ministry. But I started to think about it from the context of kingdom business. What does it look like to build an Ark in and for the marketplace? How does one do business differently from everyone else? What distinguishes a kingdom business from all others out there?   God gives and sustains the vision. Anyone who considers themselves a disciple of Christ has the Great Commission as their divine assignment. But this takes different shapes, forms…

  • Christian Business

    Train Your Eyes

    I needed to get a service done and went to place A which I was somewhat familiar with. The person I found running the place wasn’t the nicest at first, but as I lingered at the behest of the Holy Spirit, I came to learn that they were trying to sort out a personal emergency which had clearly thrown their day off track. Eventually, help arrived and I got what I needed done at an astronomical cost that I hadn’t initially expected. Fast forward some weeks later when I discovered the work done at place A had an issue that potentially required me to get everything done from scratch. Given…

  • Christian Business,  Leaders' Foundry

    Pastor Appreciation Month

    This leadership post comes at the beginning rather than the end of the month since October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It’s not something that’s widely celebrated (at least not in this part of the world) but I’m hoping to change that a little. I’ve always found it ironic how quick we are to drag people under the bus at the slightest allegation of failure but celebrating those who have faithfully supplied into our lives over the years while they’re still alive to hear it is like pulling teeth. Instead of the usual leadership thoughts I’d normally share, I make this request: this month, find a way to appreciate those God…