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YOUR BUSINESS IS A POWERFUL MINISTRY
God is looking for men and women who are willing to be raised up to positions of exceptional influence in the marketplace. And He's releasing new divine strategies to accelerate the process.
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As one man said, "Before you spend a lifetime climbing up a ladder on a building, make sure it's leaning against the right building!" We are equipping people to touch the world. And to do it GOD's way.
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PART OF BECOMING PROSPEROUS IS SHARING
According to James 1:27, pure religion includes taking special care to supply the needs of orphans. We all know that's true, but most people don't actually help. It's understandable, because the needs are so enormous. Through my many contacts we partner with great organizations that care for orphans.
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Marketplace Ministry, An Update
When the Lord first spoke to me about Marketplace Ministry, we did not even have a name for such a thing. In the early years, the late 1990’s for me (for others it came earlier, but was still in the formation stages in the late 90’s) this was all revelation. By that I mean, there was not a library of books to search, there were no conferences on the topic and yet whenever I spoke about it, someone would say: “that is what I have been hearing.” When I asked who was speaking about it, they would say “the Lord.” This was a season of revelation, and the result was that much of our early work was developing a terminology. The number of books on the topic you could almost count on the fingers of your two hands.
Early on we started a group called “The Nehemiah Partners.” Founding members of that group included Dennis and Megan Doyle, Paul and Joyce Tan, Mike and Cindy Jacobs, Jay and Sally Bennett, Rich and Wilma Marshall and a few others. This was so new to us, that we simply said we would recognize likeminded saints by the look in their eyes as we spoke. I was working a lot with Ed Silvoso in those days, and many hours were spent in developing terminology for this movement. I remember Dave Thompson, Ed and I discussing at length the terms “Workplace Ministry” or “Marketplace Ministry” knowing that the phrase we used would last for years. We landed on Marketplace Ministry mostly because it had a more Biblical connection. See: Matt. 20:3; 23:7, Mark 6:56 etc.) Bishop Bill Hamon was one of the forerunners on the topic as he preceded me by about 10 years. I am fortunate today to be closely associated with this pioneer. Much of my early mentoring came from an Englishman named Richard Fleming. He was another of those far ahead of his time, and I owe so much to him.
What a change over the last 15-20 years. For instance, there are thousands of books on the topic of marketplace ministry.
Conferences are held worldwide every week. I myself have been in over 50 countries speaking in one form or another on this topic. We have a whole new terminology and movement called “Seven Mountains” or the “The Seven Mountain Movement.” This is an effort to be more inclusive calling out the mandate of the Lord to touch all realms of society.
So what does all of this mean today? For me, there is still a call for more application. More marketplace ministry! Revelation without application results in emptiness and theory without action. And it is this very thing that is leading me on to what I believe is an important next step.
God is very concerned about purity in business (more on this in a future blog). As I was contemplating that thought, I was led to James 1:27 “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
I know that in the Old Testament one of the words for worship is also translated as ‘work.” Worship and work can mean the same thing. In my mind I started to read the James passage like this “Pure and undefiled work before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” I know there are some out there who will argue with my insertion of the word “work” in this passage, however I am just telling you how I was led. And this led me even further into the care for orphans and widows ministry that I am now involved in.
It has been an interesting journey so far. I feel like it is just beginning. Want to travel it with me?
My call specifically to care for orphan comes rather late in life. I have had a long career in serving the Lord: as pastor, conference speaker, mentor, trainer, author etc. It has been good, it has been fulfilling, and, Praise be to God, souls have been redeemed, lives have been changed and the Kingdom of…Read More
When World Orphans first commissioned two couples to work in Iraq: it was to answer the call for which this organization exists: orphans and vulnerable children needed help. As ISIS moved through Iraq, many of the men were taken or killed, the women and some young girls were raped or murdered as well, and many…Read More