Twenty Key Biblical Principles for Management
Does the Bible contain principles which should be followed if you are managing a business, a church or a home? Do the most successful businesses, churches and homes follow these principles? The answer to both questions is, "Yes!" Do you know what these key principles are for successful management? If not, this book is for you. The book is designed with quick, easy evaluation worksheets provided for each of the 20 principles. This allows you to immediately check your management style and determine how thoroughly you have applied the twenty key principles of Christian management in your own life.
The more of God's principles we follow, the more successful we will be! Know God’s laws for management, obey them and watch your business or church prosper!
Val P. Fittler - Founder and Managing Director of Pro-Ma Systems
"I am writing to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for your outstanding seminar that I attended last Wednesday in Brisbane, Australia.
"During the past ten years I have attended many seminars that were designed to assist Christian businessmen and I want you to know I found your seminar more beneficial than anything else I have ever attended. I found your message to be very real and I felt that your genuine and sincere approach to many of the touchy areas of the application of God’s word in business was very practical.
"I also appreciated the manner in which you incorporated your written material such as the Twenty Key Biblical Principles for Christian Management into your seminar by reading the book in question. I do believe as a result of attending this seminar the many principles that I believe in so strongly will again be reinforced for the future. I also felt very motivated to pay more attention to detail to several aspects of my business that were highlighted during your seminar presentation.
"Once again many thanks and I will recommend your seminar to any Christian or non-Christian businessperson I should come in contact with. May God continue to richly bless you and your work."
Business Expands Because of a Vision from God
by Allan Thomson
Clare has asked me to relate the story of how we used vision to grow our business.
Clare having seen the vision of you and recognizing God wanting her to explore this space spent considerable time going through your teaching on vision with me. This shifted our understanding considerably as we had many years ago determined to serve God in the business mountain by "Praying, Hearing and Doing in Obedience".
So for many years now we have waited on God for clear words of insight and instruction which generally are both "heart" and "strategic" in nature. What we realized was that pictures are much easier to work with than words or Scriptures. In other words it's easier to remember a picture than a word concerning the issue or person. As you say: "Pictures paint a thousand words." I was wrestling with some challenges on the business front and God challenged me: "You have never asked Me if your business will go bankrupt." So I asked the Lord to give me a picture of how He saw my business and He gave me the picture which I later found in Psalm 1:3 and Jeremiah 17:8.
I saw a picture of a very large tree planted next to a river. It bore fruit in season, provided shelter for many birds, shade, leaves that were always green and even in old age will keep bearing fruit. This picture profoundly changed my personal view of [our] company, now 8 years old.
There had always been a niggling fear in the background of us making a mistake and the company folding and I realized my view was completely different from God's. I aligned my thinking with God and gave thanks for what He had given us in the Company. Over the next few weeks every time the doubt would surface and I would lose my peace about the company, I would picture again God's vision for me and peace would flood back, quiet and confidence would be my experience and strengthen me.
The effect on the business was remarkable because in a matter of weeks we found substantial growth in business. An old customer who had been small suddenly grew 7 times as big, new work started flooding in, turnover increased. Even an old client from 14 years ago suddenly called us out of the blue and it looks like it could result in work that would effectively double our turnover every month. We are growing at a time when our opposition companies in the same business are closing their doors or wanting to sell out. We are about to invest in a new machine which will enable our business to grow to 8 times its current size. Remarkable. And we get to live in peace and quiet. This is a much better deal that anxiety (Isa 32:7).
I realized that we get what we believe and I had never settled the issue of my unbelief concerning the business. It's so much easier remembering a picture and encouraging my partners and managers with the picture Father gave us. I have extended this into my prayer life for the people around us asking Father for a picture of how to pray. Thanks for the "Vision" teaching. It has been invaluable and so I have decided to enroll in Christian Leadership University to grow this capacity.
Note from Mark Virkler: In light of the above testimony, how about all of us asking God for a picture of how He sees our business, our ministry and our families? IAfter a few months, share your testimony with me of the vision you received and its resulting impact. Thanks!
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Take It to the Next Level
To ensure that this message transforms your life, we offer you four options. Any of these choices will assist you in internalizing this teaching, helping you to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only (James 1:22) and allowing you to produce a bountiful harvest in your life.
Opportunity 1 – Host a home or church group
This home group in Slovakia shows the excitement of learning to hear God's voice together!
We learn more quickly if we are surrounded by others who are seeking to master the same skill. Pray and ask God who you know who might want to grow in this truth also and open your home to them for 10-12 weekly sessions (or host a small group in your church). We provide several resources to help you present this powerfully and effectively in a group setting, including DVDs and application activities. Experience the joy of cultivating skills together with a group of friends! Discover how to create and post your group…
Opportunity 2 – Hire a Personal Spiritual Trainer to coach you
Coaching or discipling is the method Jesus used to train the twelve disciples.
When you team up with someone ahead of you in an area to mentor you, and you share your questions and steps of growth with them, receiving their counsel in return, you ascend more quickly into mastery in that area. We have trained coaches who have mastered this topic who will commit to working with you for a 90-day period.
- The name of this PST Training Module is: New Trends in Managment
- Discover how to hire a PST for $1 a day to coach you in this training experience
- Click here for the steps to sign up for a Personal Spiritual Trainer module
Opportunity 3 – Take this as a college course from home
Earn college credit while being apprenticed to mastery in this area! This topic is available as a course which you can take from your home through the distance learning program offered at Christian Leadership University. You may enroll in this course as a lifelong learner or apply it toward an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree.
- The name of this CLU college course is: BUS320 New Trends in Management
- Learn how you can take CLU courses from your home
- Click here for the steps to enroll in the corresponding CLU course
Opportunity 4 – Host a seminar for your community
Transform your church and region by hosting a weekend seminar with an anointed trainer, where an impartation is released by the Holy Spirit into your community. Mark Virkler and others are available to be scheduled.