At the end of August, we held our annual Business Mastery Workshop virtually. When conference-goers were asked their favorite teaching or nugget of wisdom, they responded overwhelmingly with our principles on Kingdom-minded businesses. It wasn’t necessarily a surprising response, but the sheer number of attendees who all said the same thing was surprising. In today’s blog post, I want to share some principles for building a Kingdom-minded business for those of you that may not have attended the workshop. As a note, today is the last day to pre-order the recording of the workshop with a $100 discount! Click here to learn more and get your copy.
4 Principles for Building a Kingdom-Minded Business
The Seven Mountains
My good friend and WealthBuilders speaker Lance Wallnau teaches on the Seven Mountains fervently, but here I wanted to use it as a foundation for Kingdom-minded business. The Seven Mountains of culture are education, family, government, church, business, media, and arts. Many Christians think their only sphere of influence is the Church, but I believe that we are called to bring the Kingdom into each one of these mountains. Whatever good or service your business produces, know that you can build it on a foundation of the Kingdom.
One of the aspects we find in the Jewish understanding of wealth is Tikkun Olam, which means perfecting the world. In “Secrets of Jewish Wealth Revealed”, Rabbi Celso Cukierkorn says,
“One of the great differences that set Jews apart from other cultural groups is that we see our wealth as a means to partner with God, as a way to bring God’s Kingdom into this earth, a concept that we call tikkun olam – perfecting the world. We perfect the world by using our God-given wealth to further God’s realm on this planet. So, what you see is that the Jewish people’s pursuit of wealth is often paired with the pursuit of charitable works, not only for selfish purposes.”
When you have a Kingdom-minded business, you treat God as a partner. You should be asking yourself how you can further the Kindgom and how God can use your business to perfect the world.
There are many facets to the leadership Jesus showed when he was on Earth. When he chose people to follow Him, He called them disciples. This meant Jesus would be discipling, or mentoring and teaching them. He washed their feet, which was culturally unacceptable at the time as their leader. I believe if you have a Kingdom-minded business, you need to embody this same type of leadership. Train and teach your employees, treat them as disciples who are helping you achieve your goals!
Empowerment is one of the foundational values we hold at Tricord Global and WealthBuilders. We don’t just want to help people, we want to give them the tools and knowledge that empowers them to help themselves. The old adage holds true: if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for the rest of his life. I encourage you to begin thinking of ways you can empower the people you serve in your business.
What are some ways you’ve built a Kingdom-minded business? Let me know if the comments below! And if you were encouraged by what you read today, I suggest you pick up the recording of our Business Mastery Workshop. Today is the last day to save $100! Click here to learn more and get your copy.