Discipleship in the Business Environment

Stephen Wells
February 12, 2020

If you are a disciple of Jesus, like I am, and a business leader, like I am, then you have probably pondered this question in some form or another:

Can I grow as a disciple while growing my business?

Maybe you’ve even been asked that question, or asked it of a friend or mentor or spouse.

It’s a really important question. And the good news is that the answer is YES.

In fact, for many of us, business is the environment in which God chooses to grow us as disciples.

God has uniquely designed you to operate and minister in the world of business—for a specific purpose. So in order to be a disciple of Jesus, we must follow him in business just as we do in the rest of our lives.

Many times, we try to live bifurcated lives where our work life is separated and compartmentalized from our spiritual life. This could be because today’s society has created the impression that these two areas should not be coming-led.

But I think this is a big mistake that creates a missed opportunity for us to grow deeper in our Christian walk and mission.

For me personally, business was and still is the leading catalyst for my spiritual growth. When I say this, I am not diminishing and impact and importance of the church. Instead, I’m simply stating that functioning in the marketplace allows me to grow in faith by being more observant of God’s activity around me and responding to his invitation to join into his work.

Here at the Missional Institute, one of our callings is to help people experience and live out God’s purpose for themselves in their lives and work. That’s why we’ve created the “Designed For Business” Learning Experience as a way to share practical tools for growing personally as a disciple while growing your business. We hope to see you there soon so you can begin to bring your life as a disciple into the business environment marketplace, just as you have in the rest of your life.

Click here to learn more about how you can participate in the next Designed for Business Learning Experience session. I look forward to seeing you there.

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