Navigating the somewhat tricky landscape of faith and business can be scary. You may have heard of cases such as Jack Phillips, the Christian baker in Colorado who refused to bake a cake for a homosexual couple, or Joel Dahl, the owner of Dahled Up Construction in Oregon, who was sued for hosting a Bible study during working hours.
These cases are scary. They can make a Christian scared to share their faith or even make the acknowledgment of being a Christian.
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But, as a believer, Christians are called to share their faith. We are not called to shirk this responsibility for fear of being persecuted. That’s not what being a Christian is all about.
Yet, more and more Christians are shying away from sharing their faith. It’s because of stories like Jack and Joel’s that have made Christians hide their candles under a bushel (no, we’re not supposed to do this!). Many Christian business owners are willing to lead but unwilling to share their faith. This is sad but understandable… to a point. Read more...
The youth in your church is the future of your church. They are going to replace the current church deacons, elders, and leadership. This means you need to pay attention to the youth in your church.
While many churches know this, they struggle with engaging and keeping youth in their church. The church has seen far too many young people step away from the church and faith.
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But there are things you can do to engage the youth in your church…
How To Engage The Youth Within Your Church
You know you have to. Without youth, your church will continue to dwindle in size. Eventually dissolving because your older congregants have passed away, your youth have left, and no one else has taken their place.
So, what do you do? To engage the youth and get them excited about church, try the following: Read more...
Three years ago I shared an article titled 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders. Today, I want to add to the list of encouraging Bible verses for young leaders.
The Bible is one of the greatest business books any leader could read. Deep insights into human psychology, history, and encouragement can be found throughout the Bible.
Let’s look at 25 encouraging Bible verses every leader should have memorized.
25 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders
1. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12
2. So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. – Matthew 7:12
3. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 Read more...
With so many new business books releasing you might have a hard time figuring out the best business book to read. For me, the best business book you’ll ever read has to be a classic:
You hear me right. I believe the best business book ever written is the Bible. While the Bible is an old book, it’s a good book on business.
What The Bible Says About Business
The Bible lays out the story of God, His creation, His son, and ways to live out our lives. The Bible also gives us clear directions on how to do business.
Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about business:
Laziness and slacking off at work can be a major problem. And this business problem is one the Bible addresses. In Proverbs 10:4, the Bible tells us: Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. Read more...
One of the greatest business books ever written isn’t even considered a business book. Many people call it a religious tome.
That book? The Holy Bible.
There’s so much wisdom contained within the good book. We can read the Bible and learn how to lead others, take care of our families, and treat others.
But business leaders often overlook the wisdom of the Bible. They think it’s not applicable to the business world.
Those business leaders would be wrong.
Today, I want to share with you 7 Bible verses every leader should memorize and why.
Bible Verses Every Leader Needs To Memorize
1. Proverbs 18:13 (NIV) – To answer before listening– that is folly and shame.
Too many leaders are quick to jump into action but slow to listen. By acting rashly and quickly (though we do have to take decisive action at times), we open ourselves up to much trouble. Read more...