Once we have been saved, our identity has changed to belong to the family and Kingdom of God. This new identify has elevated our status to become a citizen of His Kingdom. It is only then that God's people set their hearts and minds on things above--not on earthly things. We may face worldly challenges, but our hope in the glorification of our body, as promised, helps overcome them sufficiently. Amen!
Three Essential Values for Missional Business Entrepreneurs
Values form the base of our identity and behaviors. To be an effective transforming missional business entrepreneur, you need to hold certain values. At SfK Ministries, all missional business entrepreneurs have committed to living the following three values:
Integrity defines how genuine we are in what we say and do based on our beliefs. It represents an overlapping area of our words, deeds and beliefs. The greater this overlapping becomes, the greater your integrity is. It is essential to maintain a reasonably sufficient amount of integrity. Without integrity, a man or a woman can hardly gain credibility as a missional business entrepreneur. Integrity may be manifest through honesty, consistency and sincerity.
To be effective as a missional business entrepreneur, integrity alone is not sufficient. He or she should strive for excellence in what they do.
As mentioned above, integrity may demonstrate that we belong to the Kingdom and values of God, but excellence
points to God as the source of our successes, ultimately glorifying Him.
Excellence is not just an act, but a habit since it results from doing ordinary things extraordinarily well over and over. Excellence, therefore, begins with a right attitude of commitment. We should commit ourselves to autographing every work with excellence because we work for the Lord.
3. Good Stewardship
Stewardship represents careful and responsible management of what has been entrusted .
To be a good steward, one must carry out this responsibility according to the will of the owner or the party who has entrusted us with their resources. Through His creation of all things and His redemptive nature, God owns everything, including our time (life), talents, treasures, terrain and relationships. Good stewardship is a test of our worship and way of life.
Effective missional business entrepreneurs understand these essential values and should apply them to every work they do in managing their businesses.