REFLECTING GOD'S CHARACTER IN YOUR BUSINESS
The Reflecting God's Character in Your Business
book is primarily for business leaders who want to align their leadership and corporate cultures with Biblical principles. The chapters should also guide pastors who recognize that they have a God-given responsibility to inspire and equip business owners and managers. The book focuses on showing how leaders can triumph over the temptations and darkness that surround them every day by relying on the Bible as a victory manual.
Scripture inspires leaders to shine light into darkness by following
biblical principles and reflecting the character of Christ. This light disinfects
festering sins, such as greed, pride, anger, envy, lust, gluttony, and laziness.
The book emphasizes 6 dimensions of God's covenantal character. Each
chapter gives examples of common sins in business organizations, shows how
sinful behaviors have roots in the seven deadly sins, and inspires believers to
reflect God's character whenever faced with opportunities to rise above the sin.
SECTION ONE: GOD'S REVELATION AND RESOURCES
1] Revelation/"I follow examples of Biblical leaders who reflect the six main elements of divine characters through teams that they lead"
2] Resource Accumulation/"I identify and develop resources so that Christian-led communities can flourish"
SECTION TWO: TRANSCENDENT VISION AND VALUES
3] Corporate Vision and Mission/"The vision and mission is the northstar for my leadership team
4] Core Planning Values/"My leadership team walks the talk of our core values.
SECTION THREE: HIERARCHICAL LEADERSHIP
5] Board Governance/"Our board members prayerfully seek to speak with one voice
6] Adviser Roles/"We help staff members maintain clear roles, goals, and workflows
7] Equipping/"We equip staff through training, mentoring, and discipleship
SECTION FOUR: ETHICS (CHARACTER QUALITIES)
8] Financial Management Principles/"We exemplify integrity and honesty in our financial management
9] Staff Management Principles/"We respect, value, and honor our staff
10] Risk Management Principles/"Our company has safeguards against risks
11] Ethical Relationship Principles/"We uphold wholesome and ethical relationships
SECTION FIVE: OUTCOMES (KPI)
12] Stakeholder Benefits/"We reward each stakeholder for stewarding financial and human capital wisely
13] Staff Benefits/"We reward staff who model both character and competence
14] Client/Customers Benefits/"We have a reputation for excellent service and value
15] Investment in the Community/"We serve our community
SECTION SIX: SUCCESSION
16] Investment in the Future/"We invest in the future
Working with many successful Christian business owners over the last 40+ years has given the authors opportunities to study why some Christian businesses prosper. Our new book summarizes how Christian business principles and practices can encourage deeper relationships with Christ and a broader vision for the role of business in Christian culture. Key components of the book are summarized here:
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