MINISTRY IN DEED: EMBRACING THE MARKETPLACE AS OUR MINISTRY
5 Marks of a Faith Driven Entrepreneur
Acknowledging and embracing that the marketplace is our ministry
Faith Driven Entrepreneurs believe that God has placed us in the marketplace to be salt and light through our actions. We look to love on our employees and the broader communities in which we do business in a way that is exemplary and distinctive.
We are entrepreneurs that acknowledge that we need to be active members of our local community as leaders and encourage our employees to do the same. We 1) provide our employees with an opportunity to do meaningful work 2) pay them well and, 3) encourage them to love their families and communities well.
Understand the “Shadow of a Leader.” Provide the example of date nights, family dinners and attendance at kids’ sporting events.
Corporate Social Responsibility Projects. Serving together as a company in our communities with projects championed by our workers.
Benefits packages that are at, or better than those in our industries
Creative structures that allow our employees to love on their own families well.
Access to and encouragement for physical fitness
“let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven” Matthew 5:16 (ESV)
“All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD” Proverbs 16:2 (NIV)
“That is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” Romans 1:12 (ESV)
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul” 3 John 1:2 (ESV)
“To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice” Proverbs 21:3 (ESV)