Do You Consider Your Business Part Of Your Ministry?

Written by Alex Navas

Alex is the Founder of the Christian Business Academy and is a business growth coach who helps clients accelerate their revenue and business growth without compromising their faith and family lives.

Many Christians believe that their business is completely independent from their faith or their ministry. They treat business like a secular component of their lives and when they’re done for the day, they go back into their ministry of being a parent, spouse or perhaps serving in their official “church” ministry.

I’m a bit of a rebel so I disagree and actually believe that my business is my ministry. Over the last 13 years of being in business of some sort, I have been able to encourage, educate, enlighten and equip people through God’s Word directly and indirectly. This has impacted hundreds of lives that wouldn’t have occurred had I not had my businesses or viewed my business as a tool God has given me to reach his people.

Here’s the three reasons I believe your business is your ministry (or at least part of it):

  • Just like our personal walk with God, our business should be centered on God since it’s his business that we just steward over.
  • We have the capacity to impact lives much deeper than our products and services simply by living out our faith without needing to preach it.
  • David was a king, not a prophet and yet his ministry included managing people and resources much like business owners.

Here’s a verse that also includes my sentiments:

Colossians 3:23 –¬†Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

What are your thoughts? Is your business also your ministry?

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