Jesus said, ‘I came that they may have life and have it abundantly’ (John 10:10). How can we contribute in an economic way to the abundant life that Jesus had in mind using our companies and multiplying our present possibilities? How can we achieve a business and a business culture that lead to automatic growth? How can growth create more well-being instead of scarcity and injustice? These eight studies provide answers to these questions.
Discipleship in business means learning how to apply Biblical principles to everyday decisions. Financial discipleship is important because Jesus said, “You cannot serve both God and Money.” (Matthew 6:24) Money is a major competitor for our devotion. Financial discipleship is learning to serve God and use business finances for His purposes. This reading plan will help you discern God’s ways in handling money in your business.
How can young Christian professionals build a career – and excel in a competitive business environment – if the secret of their success is their personal religious conviction and their relationship with God? We read about this in the story of Daniel and in the narrative relating the experiences of the present author, Wouter Droppers.
As entrepreneurs, we are often under a lot of pressure. Think of changing revenue models, new technology, new legislation, staff members that do not live up to our expectations, a bank drawing up new cash flow requirements, and other extraordinary economic circumstances such as Covid-19. How do we as entrepreneurs deal with these circumstances and what is the added value of the Christian faith in times of pressure and crisis?
How can we as entrepreneurs contribute to the happiness and well-being of all those involved with our company? Where do we find our own happiness and contentment? The biblical cities of Babylon and Jerusalem form the basis of this first series. They are symbols for two ways of thinking about happiness and business.
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