Business as Ministry?
By Joel Maas
Complete this sentence: “____ is a form of worship.”
What word came to mind? Singing? Giving? Maybe raising your hands? The apostle Paul, writing to the believers in Rome, urged them to “offer their bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God,” saying that it would be their “spiritual act of worship.” Writing to the believers in Corinth regarding clean and “unclean” food, Paul says “whether you eat or drink, whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” God wants all of the believer involved in worship. He wants every activity to be undertaken for His glory.
My guest in the studio for this podcast episode had a successful career as an investment banker. He also loved Christ, and wanted to spread His kingdom around the world, but viewed “ministry” as something that needed to wait until after he clocked out of his “nine-to-five” job. That is no longer how he thinks, due in large part to a new perspective one indigenous ministry leader asked him to consider, an idea summed up in one sentence: Business is a form of worship.
I hope you enjoy the conversation we had about business, ministry, and how God is using economic opportunities to care for His children and further His kingdom.
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