Here is an article I wrote for Outcomes magazine. It covers everything from the Wonka Bar to bungee jumping!
This post is for the Christian business owner. What if you decided to use your business to make eternal impact?
Ok, so you sell pizzas, car parts or widgets. That means you have resources, customers, vendors and maybe employees that you have influence with.
You are a steward of something that is unique, special and rare. For business owners who are based in the US, you make up about *1.4% of the population. And being a “Christian” business owner you probably make up .25% of the population.
Being rare is good. Because God is always on the look out to use the unseemly who want His agenda to show His power through.
“The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9)
You have been entrusted with seeds; you can eat them, keep them in a locked safe or replant them and get to experience a multiplied harvest that has eternal rewards.
Why not use your business to influence others to spend eternity with God?
A great example of market place ministry is In-N-Out Burger who is a well-established fast food restaurant on the West Coast who places Bible verses on their cups and burger wrappers. Or, Forever 21, a high end fashion clothing company that prints John 3:16 on the bottom of their bags.
These are just one way you can have eternal influence. Be creative!