BAGUIO ASSEMBLY CITY CHURH WOMEN MINISTRY G OD L Y W OM E N I N E NT R E P R E NE UR SH I P
BEAUTIFULBeautiful, beautifulJesus is beautifulHe makes beautiful things of my lifeCarefully, touching me, causing my eyes to seeThat Jesus makes beautiful things of my lifeHis Name is wonderful ( 3x )Jesus my Lord, He is the Mighty King,Master of everything, His name is wonderfulJESUS MY LORD , He is the GREAT SHEPHERD,the ROCK OF ALL AGES, ALMIGHTY GOD IS HEBow down before Him, Love and adore HimHis Name is wonderful, JESUS MY LORD.
PROVERBS 3:13-18;21-35“Happy is anyone who becomes wise-who comes to understanding. There is more profit in it than jewels; nothing you could want can compare with it. Wisdom offers you long life, as well as wealth and honor. Wisdom can make your life pleasant and lead you safely through it. Those who become wise are happy, wisdom give them life. My child hold on to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you. They will provide you with life – a pleasant and happy life. You can go safely on your way and never even stumble. You will not be afraid to go to bed,
and you will sleep soundly through the night. You will nothave to worry about sudden disasters such as come onthe wicked like a storm. The Lord will keep you safe. Hewill not let you fall into a trap. Whenever you possiblycan, do good to those who need it. Never tell yourneighbors to wait until tomorrow if you can help themnow. Don’t plan anything that will hurt your neighbors;they will live beside you, trusting you. Don’t argue withothers for no reason when they have never done youharm. Don’t be jealous of violent people or decide to actas they do, because the Lord hates people who do evilbut He takes the righteous people into His confidence.The Lord puts a curse on the homes of the wicked, but,blesses the homes of the righteous. He has no use forthe conceited people but shows favor to those who arehumble. Wise people will gain an honorable reputation,but stupid people will only add to their own disgrace.
BUSINESS AS A MISSION The Power of Business in the Kingdom of GODWe are living in the Business Age. The historic role of nation states is rapidly being replaced by corporations. Like never before, Christian business leaders have the chance to play a pivotal role in transforming society and spreading the gospel.But seizing this opportunity requires thinking differently about GOD, about His Kingdom, about His Purpose in the world, and about business. Michael R. Baer
TAKING THE CHALLENGE V I SI ONI NG W I T H A M I SSI ON: A BRIGHTER FUTURE AMIDST A GLOOMY SITUATION JMC TRANSFORMATIONAL TEACHING SERIES
JMC NETWORK GROUPJMC Network Group is an organization of entrepreneurs and wouldbe entrepreneurs who are interested to become innovative andtransformative entrepreneurial leaders and be the “catalyst” forchange in the lives of our people. The group is under theadministration of JMC Business Services Center whichconducts the trainings/seminars on transformational & innovativeeducation applying the S.A.F.E. System; coaching; mentoring;creating business opportunities; marketing network; productexposition and accounting/financial consultancy services. JMC Business Services Center opened its doors andbegun its advocacy last October 06, 2007. It is the first Business Clinic rendering Business Consultancy Services to its members as part ofits advocacy for good business Stewardship and Governance. Itis spearheading a project code name: PROJECT: T.R.U.S.T. -as an answer to the call of the Great Commission and thereclaiming of the Seven (7) Mountains of Cultural Influencesnamely: Business, Government, Education, Church, Family,Arts & Entertainment and Media.
BUILDING OUR DREAMS• HAVE AN “INTENSE” DREAM, BELIEVE IN IT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!• HAVE “FAITH” AND BELIEVE WE CAN DO IT!• HAVE “TRUST” AND BE CONSISTENT IN EVERYTHING WE DO!
REACHING OUR DREAMS THINK… S - pecific = What to reach M -easurable = How much to reach A –ttainable = How to reach R – ealizable = Where to reach T – ime bound = When to reach E – ntertaining = With enjoyment R - ewarding = Something to compensate“BETTER BE A FAILURE THAN TO REGRET THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.”“DO NOT LIVE ON OTHER PEOPLE’S PERCEPTION”“DO NOT LET ANYBODY STEAL YOUR DREAMS”
P OSI T I V E M E NT A L A ND CR E A T I V E T H I NK I NG• M ai ntai n an “ enthusi asti c spi r i t” at all ti mes• Change the way we thi nk i f you want to mak e change i n our L i ves• R eali ze that i n L i fe; nothi ng i s for ever• W hen tr ouble hi ts us, hol d on to what we k now i s T R UE and r efuse to bel i eve our E moti ons.• P ur sue excell ence i n ever ythi ng we do.• L et our adver si ty dr i ves us towar ds G OD !
WE ARE CHILDREN OF THE LIVING GOD:BELIEVE IN OURSELVES AS GOD’S CREATIONS
BUSINESS /ENTREPRENEURSHIP“Busy –ness” – productively occupied. Wealth creation It is a GOOD thing from GOD. It is a part of God’s creation & the way He intended His creation to work. It is not evil. It is not corrupt. It is not self -centered The fact that wicked people do wicked things in business does not make the business wicked. People, not the institution, are the problem.
THE POWER OF BUSINESS/ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD• Businesses can fund the church & its mission activities• Its generated profit can help those who are in need• Provide employment to the unemployed• Establish relationships through which the gospel can be communicated and demonstrated “ IT IS TO RECOGNIzE THE IMPORTANT POINT THAT GOD CALLED US TO BUSINESS/ ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR A “KINGDOM BUSINESS”
TRADITIONAL BUSINESS VS. KINGDOM BUSINESSTraditional Business- conforms with the rules and regulations of the world.Kingdom Business-conforms with the moral teachings of the bible. Which one are you IN? The choice is YOURS!!!
Kingdom Business is…• Vocational – a “calling” from God• Intentional – God has a “unique purpose” • Relational – God is glorified in our relations• Operational – God is our guide
Business as a Vocation“BUSINESS IS A GOOD THING FROM GOD”God said to Adam & Eve:“ Be fruitful and increas e in number; fill the earth and s ubdue it. Rule over the fis hes of the s ea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. I give you every s eed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with s eed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beas ts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground- everything that has breath of life in it-I give
Business is Intentional… TELEOLOGY IS A STUDY OF PURPOSE AND END RESULTS.“For I know the plans I have for you; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future”. ( Jer.29:11)“In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will”. (Eph.1:11)“ F or we ar e G od’s wor k manshi p, cr eated i n Chr i st J esus to do good wor k s, whi ch G od pr epar ed i n advance for us to do” ( E ph. 2:10) Business exists to contribute to the major initiatives that supports the overall purpose: the ruling and stewardship of God’s creation, the salvation of individuals, the sanctification of the believers and above all the transformation of society.
Business is Relational… RELATIONSHIP IS FUNDAMENTAL TO LIFE.God said, “IT IS NOT GOOD FOR MAN TO BE ALONE” (Gen.2:18)Business provides a unique matrix of relationships. Through the setting up of business and its operation, God sovereignly and graciously provides access to individuals whom we would otherwise never meet or spend time with.“ Do not do anything fr om selfish ambition or fr om cheap desir e to boast, but be humble towar d one another , always consider ing other s better than your selves. ( P hilippians 2:3 )Business can also be an instrumentin discipleship of the nation towards a
Business is operational…Operations refers simply to the how of running a business.Determining what it is that you believe and care about, then building your organization on that foundation, is at the heart of every great company. This is what is called “core ideology” – a summary form of all that God called them to live by and the culture He desired including the core values of the organization. To run an excellent company, we need the wis dom of the Lord, the ability to know what is right in each situation as stated in Proverbs 3:13-18
E T H I CS: L etti ng your L i ght Shi ne.E thi cs is dealing with what is good and bad, right or wrong, or that moral duty & obligations.I ntegr i ty is the uncompromising adherence to a code of moral values; utter sincerity, honesty, and candor, avoidance of deception, expediency, artificially or shallowness of any kind. It is the one that gives ethics a true meaning. It is ethics translated into belief and behavior-to do what is true, good, decent, honorable and sincere and to refrain from doing what is bad or immoral.
T H E I NT E G R A T I ON OF B USI NE SS A S A M I SSI ONINTEGRATION means that multiple substance are joined together so that no future separation is possible. There is integrity- “Oneness” meaning every aspect of their lives - home, church, leisure, and business -is under the rule of GOD! LIFE is a whole and is holistically submitted to God’s authority. There is no sacred and secular, no dichotomy. Since leaders view business as part of God’s call, he/she ministers in it, from it and through it. Business is not the totality of ministry anymore than it is the totality of LIFE. It is a venue for service, just as family, church and community are. God is at the center, integrating everything and flowing into and through every avenue of LIFE.
J OUR NE Y T OW A R D S M A NY CH A NG E SWHERE ARE WE NOW?T h e poi n t i s to b e on th e j ou r n eya n d m ovi n g tow a r d s ou r d esti n a ti on …l ea r n i n g ,g r ow i n g , ch a n g i n g a n d cor r ecti n g .WHAT TO DO NOW?6. C H AN G E TH E WAY WE TH INK7. RE O RD E R O UR MEN TAL C ATE G O RIES AN D O UR LIFE P RIO RITIES TO REFLEC T B IB LIC AL TRUTH O F B US IN ES S8. D IS C O VER O UR C ALLING9. INTEG RATE O UR LIFE IN B US IN ES S FO R TH E G LO RY O F G O D ’S N AME “CREATE A KINGDOM COMPANY AND BE A KINGDOM PROFESSIONAL”
CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK… Our perceptions are governed by our beliefs, and our beliefs are not always biblical. We are often blinded by our traditions as it is the “common” practice of majority so it is accepted and it must be right; since everyone is doing it, there is no real pressure to change it. Thinking differently leads us to acting differently. If we begin to realize that GOD has sanctified business and called us into it while inviting us to be involved with Him in His global work, we will feel a powerful impetus to change how we
P L A NNI NG T H E W A Y W E W OR K HOW DO WE TURN OUR THOUGHTS INTO REALITY?3. Create a solid foundation4. Articulate a direction5. Identify your targets and objectives6. Focus on your strategies7. Draft and assign quarterly action items8. Schedule your regular accountability All directed towards the creation of a Kingdom Business for the Glory of God.
Creating a foundation…Cor por ate cor e val ues:2. Excellence3. Integrity4. Customer Orientation5. Teamwork6. Concern for People T he best busi ness val ues ar e anchor ed on the mor al teachi ngs of the bi bl e and ali gned wi th your bel i ef that G od call ed you to do such busi ness.
Articulating a direction…Q ualities of a good leader:2. V al ues dr i ven3. M i ssi ons di r ected4. V i si on focused5. Str ategy gui dedA leader must be consistent in three ( 3 ) areas:• P eopl e – i t bui l ds secur i ty• P r i nci pl es – pr ovi des di r ecti on• P r oj ects – cr eate mor al e With the guidance of a good leader; everything will be possible. A good leader must also be good, honest, responsible and a person of high integrity. There must be consistency of direction and guidance of the leader in leading the team. A leader with confidence can bring POSITIVE CHANGE in people. “ W E M UST W A L K OUR T A L K ”
WHAT MATTER MOST IS OUR CHARACTER THAT WILL GLORIFY GOD…BE PATIENT & NEVER QUIT!!!
Natural Characteristics & Abilities of an Entrepreneurial LeaderA Catalyst for Change - initiator; proactive A Outsider - from the outside & bring new n perspectiveA Problem – Solver – create solutions AV isionary – have innate ability to see what others cannot seeA Motivator – knows how to arouse the will of people A Persuader – knows how to drive people to act/ decideA Risk-Taker – willing to take a risk
A Empathizer – has the heart and integrity to care people n A Perseverer - has the desire to persevere against all odds A Planner – displays administrative abilities to plan A Recruiter – ability to recruit allies to implement the plan A Organizer – displays his administrative skills in organizing n A Delegator – acts as an instrument in the accomplishment of the proj ect.“ YOU CAN GET EVERYTHING IN LIFE YOU WANT IF YOU HELP ENOUGH PEOPLE GET WHAT THEY WANT”.
V I CT OR I OUS L I V I NG I N A COM P L E X W OR L D … WE HAVE COME TO THE END OF OUR JOURNEY OF MANYCHANGES; THAT IS CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK IF WEWANT TO CHANGE OUR LIFE. WE LEARN TO LIVE A SIMPLELIFE AND LET GOD DIRECTS US BY TRUSTING HIM INEVERYTHING WE DO. ABOVE ALL, WE WILL BE ABLE TO COPE UP WITH THEPRESENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES THAT WILL COMEKNOWING THAT HE ALREADY PROVIDED EVERYTHING WEHAVE TO LIVE FOR BECAUSE OF HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US.WHATEVER WE DO WITH ALL HIS CREATIONS, WEALTH,TALENTS, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND OTHER PROVISIONS ISOUR GIFT BACK TO HIM. SURELY, WE WILL GIVE HIM THEBEST WE CAN AS GOOD STEWARDS. We have to remember always that He is in CONTROL as what His plans and purposes are in us. We are not onlyCONQUERORS but we are OVERCOMERS and VICTORIOUS
WAYS TO KNOW WE ARE IN GOD’S WILL WHEN EVERYTHING IF FIGHTING AGAINST USPrayer is always the first thing we should do. When it seems like all hell is against us & there is nobody to help, we must pray like you have never prayed before. “When we pray, pray in Spirit.” (James 1:5-7)We will be uncomfortable and miserable doing anything else. The calling of God is precious & serious. We will realize when we are called because of the burden placed upon us. “ For the gifts and calling of GOD are without repentance. ( Romans 11:29 )God may be renewing your thinking and maybe asking us to re-evaluate our priorities and motivations in life. To be in the will of God requires some learning and there some things that have to be taught to us. There is transformation that has to take place in the mind. ( Rom. 12:1-2 ) We can not know the will of God if we are not first submitted to His plans and His will. We need to present ourselves as a living sacrifice; ready and willing to do whatever he asks from us.
WAYS TO KNOW WE ARE IN GOD’S WILL WHEN EVERYTHING IF FIGHTING AGAINST USListen to the still small voice of GOD If we find ourselves surrounded by the enemy, and we feel like giving up; let us always remember that God has given His word & His Spirit. Get rooted in the word of God and stay in tune with His Spirit so you can hear the still small voice of God because His plans will perfectly become clear to you. ( 1 Kings 19:15-16 ) “ And the Lord said unto him, Go, return thy way, to the wilderness of Damascus…We know that we are CALLED by the feelings that God places in our hearts and minds through the Spirit. Sometimes we just know beyond the shadow of doubt what God wants from us. God puts it in our hearts and in our minds. (Acts 20:22-23) “And now, behold, I go bound in the Spirit into Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there. Save that the Holy Spirit witnessed in every city, saying that the bonds and afflictions abide in me.”
F.O.C.U.S.: THE GREATCOMISSION T - OTAL G-O R – EVIVAL O – UT & U - NTIL D - ARE S - AVIOR’S T - IME MANY ARE CALLED BUT ONLY FEW ARE CHOSEN FOR GOD KNOWS BEST AS HE SEES OUR HEARTS OF WHICH MEN CANNOT SEE.
THE REWARDGalatians: 6:8-9“ FOR THE ONE WHO SOWS TO HIS OWN FLESH SHALL THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION, BUT THE ONE WHO SOWS TO THE SPIRIT SHALL FROM THE SPIRIT REAP ETERNAL LIFE. AND LET US NOT LOSE HEART IN DOING GOOD, FOR IN DUE TIME WE SHALL REAP…”2 Corinthians 3:17 “ NOW THE LORD IS THE SPIRIT, AND WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS FREEDOM.” ONLY THROUGH TRUE SURRENDER CAN WE KNOW AND ExPERIENCETHE FULLNESS OF GOD’S LOVING INTENT FOR OUR LIFE. DON’T MISS THEVERY BEST GOD HAS FOR US. HE IS WAITING EVEN NOW TO BRINGLIGHT TO OUR DARKNESS, HOPE TO OUR DISILLUSIONMENT, ANDVICTORY OVER DEFEAT. TRUST HIM AND ASK HIM TO LEAD US INTOALL TRUTH THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.