Management or Leadership: Which Did Jesus Emphasize More?

Management or Leadership: Which Did Jesus Emphasize More?

What self-respecting young person would aspire to be a manager in our culture when office comedy movies and TV shows have portrayed managers with such contempt and ridicule? Many of today’s leadership gurus have been promoting the notion that managers don’t care about the people, vision, or mission of their organizations. They are said to […]

9 Ways Your Church Can Engage Business Professionals

There is no better way to mobilize the People of God for the work of ministry in the marketplace than through the local church. However, it can be easy for people to view their local churches as being like cruise ships for rest, relaxation, and all-you-can-eat buffets… rather than like aircraft carriers intended for rallying […]

To Forgive or Not to Forgive in Business

To Forgive or Not to Forgive in Business

In business, there are times when we must forgive people who have cheated and stolen from us. Sometimes, that forgiveness may have several zeros on the end of it. Three-figure forgiveness. Six-figure forgiveness. You may have to forgive even larger debts, depending on the size of your company. Either way, it’s a horrible experience to […]

Is Competition in Business Christ-Like?

As Christians working in business, we know what Jesus has commissioned us to do: “make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19). In short, this means that Christians are called to help the marketplace and those who come in contact with it to reflect the character and image of Jesus Christ. Christians working in business are […]

Salesmanship as a Christian: How to Sell Without Selling Your Soul

The term salesmanship often conjures up sleazy connotations. Its trademark cliche is the used car salesman—the living embodiment of lies, coercion and manipulation. Salesmanship should be nothing like this. Christian businesses rely on sales, and sales rely on salesmanship. So I’d like to help you take the idea of salesmanship captive to obey Christ by […]

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