New Video Series from KBU Provides Personal and Professional Motivation for Christian Entrepreneurs

For the past two years I have been a guest columnist for Brotha Online magazine, which caters to presenting lifestyle solutions for Christian men (click here to check out my recent article Kings & Priests in Business). Earlier this year we decided to add a video component to the bi-monthly publication that accompanies my column with further teaching. We explore many characteristics and qualities of successful entrepreneurs and how they relate to operating effectively with the mind of Christ in the Kingdom of God.

Until now that video content was only available to be viewed online. Well not any more! We are extremely excited to be making this content available to you to download directly to your computer, iPad, and almost any other mobile video player for the extremely affordable price of only $9.50. So for less than 10 bucks you can get the mobile motivation that will energize and equip you to grow personally, professionally, and financially!

We currently have three videos available for download: Developing Entrepreneurial Minds for Christ, The Marketplace of Healing, and Kings & Priests in Business. We are constantly producing new content, so there will definitely be more videos coming online in the near future (click here for more info).

We are passionate about our commitment to help Christians develop entrepreneurial minds for Christ. This will be a valuable tool to help you confidently go where God called your business to grow!

Christian Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Begins June 18

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Kingdom Business University presents… Christian Entrepreneurs 6-Week Summer Boot Camp!

“Biblical Strategies to Start & Grow Your God-Inspired Business”

You will learn powerful principles and practical tools that will help you build a profitable business that honors God and makes an exponential impact in your family, community, and ultimately the world. We will explore and engage the word of God to extract best practices that will grow you spiritually, professionally, and financially. You can think of this experience like Vacation Bible School for Christian entrepreneurs!

Big Benefits:

  1. Sound Biblical foundation about business
  2. Actionable strategies to grow your business
  3. Lifelong connections with like-minded Christian entrepreneurs

Schedule: Every Monday from June 18 – July 23

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Heaven’s Harvest Ministries, 1669 Phoenix Parkway, Suite 100, College Park, GA 30349

Register at http://kbubootcamp.eventbrite.com. Only $25 to cover administrative costs. No additional fees for books or materials.

For more information about the Summer Boot Camp please contact 678.310.3017 or info@biznovations.com.

Facilitators:

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Paul Wilson, Jr., President of Kingdom Business University, is a “Dream Catalyst” and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer.  He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents.

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Amos Johnson Jr, PhD is the author of amosjohnsonjr.com, the number one “FREE” online resource for Christians to learn about business success from a biblical point of view, which is visited by over 1,000 people per month. Dr. Johnson has a passion for helping Christians develop God-inspired businesses because he strongly believe that financial prosperity comes through faith in God & Business.

Thrive on purpose!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you. If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

3 Ways Entrepreneurship Education Can Elevate Economically-Challenged Communities

I have believed for a long time that entrepreneurship education could be used as a strategic empowerment tool to lift up those in poverty-stricken communities. I’m very excited to see social entrepreneurship strategies being used all over the world to elevate people and communities out of their financial and social distress. Unfortunately, I don’t often see the same entrepreneurial energy and intentionality utilized here in the United States to help those who are challenged will lack of access to resources and tools that can help create new avenues of economic opportunity.

Entrepreneurship education is just as valid a poverty-smashing solution in urban communities in the U.S. as they are in slums in India or villages in Africa. Even more, when entrepreneurship education is paired with Biblical principles, you have the makings of people who are not just skilled as businesspeople, they also develop the morals and character to operate a business that’s profitable and positively impacts others.

Here are three practical ways entrepreneurship education can elevate economically-challenged communities:

  1. Sense of Ownership: Embedded within an entrepreneurial mindset is a sense of ownership. Entrepreneurs who operate businesses within a community usually have a heightened desire to take accountability for what happens in that community, because they know they need that community to succeed if their business is going to be sustainable.
  2. Sense of Purpose: Without a revelation of their purpose and significance, people cast off restraint and run wild (Proverbs 29:18 NIV). When people have no sense of purpose, they lose hope and stop caring about themselves and the people around them. Entrepreneurship education helps ignite the purpose in people to pursue something greater than what they may see around them everyday. Entrepreneurship education is an incredible platform to transport people from where they are to their God-ordained destiny.
  3. Creative Energy: People in poverty-stricken areas don’t lack creativity, they are just using their creative abilities far below the purpose for which God created them. Entrepreneurship empowerment can help people use their ingenuity beyond just basic survival or even criminal pursuits. Creative energy that wasn’t being used previously or being used for the wrong things are now channeled in a positive, beneficial direction for themselves and others.

We’re on a mission to stimulate the creation of 1 million jobs. If you want to learn more about how we’re using entrepreneurship education to elevate urban and rural communities, check out The (Un)Employment Alternative. We’re raising money right now to bring entrepreneurship education to Cedartown, GA so we can create jobs, restore hope, and revitalize that community. We need your help. Please partner with us today!

What do you think? How can entrepreneurship education help your city or community?

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

KBU Partners with Local Community to Launch Innovative Jobs Program

What is The (Un)Employment Alternative?

This is Kingdom Business University’s (KBU) ambitious plan to stimulate the creation of 1 million jobs through faith-based, purpose-centered entrepreneurship education. We are starting in Cedartown, GA. Help us today at www.theunemploymentalternative.com.

The Impact
The vision of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Cedartown, GA – a diverse group including pastors, entrepreneurs, social workers, and city officials – is to use entrepreneurship education as a catalyst to bring social and economic empowerment back to a region that is challenged with crime, unemployment, poverty, and lack of opportunities. They have partnered with Kingdom Business University to provide entrepreneurship classes that will restore hope, launch new businesses, create jobs, and catalyze new opportunities for the unemployed, ex-offenders, and youth who have been unable to find viable work and sustainable income sources.

What We Need & What You Get
Our goal is to raise $2500 on IndieGogo, which will pay for the first 30 participants. The more we raise the more people and can teach. Our desire is to offer this program at a minimal financial cost to the participants, although they will be asked to invest in this opportunity in other ways, such as community service. The amount will go towards:curriculum, facilities, supplies, and other related expenses. Additional funds will also be applied toward establishing a business incubator that will provide on-going support to graduates.

We have some great perks for those who contribute at the $25, $100, and $250 levels. Just look to column on the right side of this page www.theunemploymentalternative.com ▶

Other Ways You Can Help
This project is just the beginning. We aspire to help communities around this country implement their own economic recovery plan. In addition to your donations, help us spread the word. We are more than willing to come to your city, community, or church to talk about this innovative program and how we can create a customized version for your city.

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

Choose Your Price for Dream B.I.G. in 3D!

I am very excited to make 2 very “B.I.G.” announcements today. The first is that for a limited time I am selling my book Dream B.I.G. in 3D available for the price you choose to pay. Proceeds from your donations will go towards faith based, purpose centered entrepreneurship training programs for the unemployed, such as S.E.E.D.S. Builders. I am so passionate and committed to seeing people’s lives changed that I’m willing to take this risk. So whether you have $1, $10, or $100, we will gladly accept what you choose to invest in the lives of those who need help the most right now.

My other B.I.G. announcement is that Dream B.I.G. in 3D is now available as an ebook. So whether you have a Kindle, iPad, Nook, Sony, Kobo, or just about anything else, you can get this ebook for only $4.99. Just go to www.dreambigebook.com to order it today and you will be helping to rebuild people, families, and communities through faith based entrepreneurship empowerment.

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 speaks clearly about the incredible benefits of investing your resources into somebody’s life:

“Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

Even if you don’t want it for yourself, purchase this book for someone you know who needs insight into their purpose, encouragement for their journey, or ignition for their passion. Make a B.I.G. difference in somebody’s life today.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Thrive on purpose!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

Back to the Future

I am so excited to launch my new web site and blog at PaulWilsonJr.com. I am taking my business and my brand back to where I started a few years ago after I wrote my book Dream B.I.G. in 3D. Just like Michael J. Fox in the 80s classic movie Back to the Future, I am sort of going backwards to move forward. At that time I was really focusing on helping people discover their purpose through the dream God placed in their heart. Since then I had broadened my message and services to include some other things, but I realize that I need to go back to what I know God originally gave me to do. And that is as I am helping people discover their purpose, I am supposed to also help them develop an entrepreneurial mindset for Christ. I talk about this more in-depth in this video. As such, you will begin to see more of my multi-media offerings, products, and services geared toward these two areas.

I’m not sure yet how I’m going to merge my new blog and this one together. If you have any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions for making the new site more helpful to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to engaging with you to help you develop an entrepreneurial mind for Christ!

Thrive on purpose!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

Kingdom Business University – FREE Teleconference

Kingdom Business University is a virtual learning experience to equip pastors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders to maximize your purpose, passion, and profits from a biblical perspective. We train you on how to develop and implement practical systems in the areas of entrepreneurship, social media, branding (marketing), leadership development, personal development, and other related content.

Week 1: Social Media (Part 1)

Week 2: Social Media (Part 2)

Week 3: Developing Your Brand

Week 4: How to Create Multiple Streams of Income

Week 5: Multimedia Strategies

Week 6: Marketing & Advertising

Week 7: Building Your Virtual Back Office

Week 8: The Spiritual Entrepreneur

Click here for *FREE* registration and call-in information…

Thrive on purpose!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

Fund the Fight Against Unemployment!


He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:10

The last few years have been extremely challenging for just about everyone. Loss seems to be the theme of the recession. Each of us knows at least one person who lost a job, a house, a family, self-confidence, and even hope. All of these losses have threatened the viability and sustainability of individuals, families, churches, and our communities.

God has given me a vision to bring renewal and restoration to our communities – spiritually, economically, and socially. There can be no restoration without all three of these factors working together. The S.E.E.D.S. for HOPE Fund, which stands for Spiritually Empowered Economic Development and Sustainability Soulutions, was established to provide faith-based training and development for the unemployed, underemployed, and misemployed in our churches and communities. Learn more about our specific initiatives at www.3hrive.com.

My goal is to raise $50,000 by June 1, 2011. This includes curriculum, training facilities, support services, travel, and administrative costs. Please consider donating any amount great or small to spreading the good news to our churches and communities. You can donate using the button below. Everyone who donates at least $50 will receive a free copy of my book, “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative, God-Inspired Life!

Your donation will make a huge difference in accelerating the healing and restoration of many lives. Further, the eternal benefits attached to this vision are not only for those who will receive these services, but also for everyone enabling this vision to become a reality. And that prayerfully includes you.

Thrive on purpose,

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Fulfill your purpose in 3D!

Are you aware that up to 97% of Christians surveyed disclose that they don’t hear sermons or messages that specifically connect their work life to their spiritual life? Are you one of them? If so, Dream B.I.G. in 3D will be the missing link for you to activate your gifts, find your niche, and fulfill God’s calling for you in the workplace.

They Shall Become One Flesh by Patrice Tsague

by Patrice Tsague

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” ~ Genesis 1:24

If you are married and were to die today would your mate be able to continue the business?  Would they know enough about your business affairs to provide leadership on the next steps?

Unfortunately, too many kingdom business stewards operate their businesses apart from their mates. They see the business as theirs alone and the only contribution that the business makes to their marriage is the financial provision it brings to the family.  Business can be a great tool that brings couples together and unity in the marriage.  It can also be the source of great stress to a marriage and a wedge that drives couples apart.  All married kingdom business stewards operate a family business whether their mate is actively involved or not.

Men have historically committed grievous errors in not involving their mates in their business affairs, and many women entrepreneurs are modeling those same bad behaviors today. These errors cannot be blamed on the world. Rather, the responsibility rests with the church in the way it has traditionally taught about headship and dominion.  The dominion mandate in Genesis was not given to males alone but given to both the male and the female.  “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in our image, according to our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the seas, over the birds of the air, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” (Gen 1:26-27)

When the bible refers to the original man that was made in the image and likeness of God it is not referring to the gender male but rather to the species of man.  The species man combines both the male and the female.  This is the reason that when God wanted to provide man with a companion, He did not create another being – but rather He did surgery on the man to separate the female gender from the male gender.  Notice that after the surgery, Adam rejoiced and affirmed his new companion and declared that together they shall become one flesh.  This enabled them to operate in the original order, with two separate bodies but one in soul, mind and spirit.  The question is then raised about headship – is the male still not the head?  Headship has nothing to do with oneness.  Headship has to do with order.  Just because the male is the head does not mean he cannot operate as one with the female.  As a matter of fact, headship within a marriage cannot be effective without oneness in the marriage.  If there is headship without oneness then the marriage will be dysfunctional.  Headship without oneness leads to stress and can also lead to eventual divorce.

How do you know if you are not operating as one flesh with your mate in business?

  1. It is your business and not yours and theirs
  2. You do not involve them in the major decisions of the business
  3. You never have family business meetings
  4. You do not see them as an asset in the business
  5. You do not embrace their ideas
  6. You intentionally keep them out of the loop
  7. If you were to die they would not know how to continue or exit the business

How do you walk in oneness?

  1. Declare the business as a family business
  2. Establish a family advisory board or board of directors with regular meetings (monthly, quarterly, or biannually)
  3. Make sure your mate understands the vision and general goals of the business and how it connects to God’s plan for your family
  4. Do not make any major decisions without involving your mate and make sure you both are in agreement.
  5. Stop referring to it as your business but as our business
  6. Pray together about the business
  7. Seek a business coach to guide you along if necessary

Marriage is one of the greatest institutions that God created; it can be a place of great fulfillment and reward.  A dysfunctional marriage however can be worse than a prison.  It is better not to marry than to marry and not be committed to enjoying the best that marriage has to offer.  Your business can either be a tool that God uses to enhance fulfillment in your marriage or a weapon used by the enemy to further bring division.  You must be committed not to give place to the enemy and seek God’s wisdom and guidance as to how to walk in oneness with your mate in business. The rewards will not just be fulfillment in the marriage but can also lead to business growth and success.

Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically-based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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Powerful insights and practical tools for the unemployed, underemployed, and misemployed.

3hrive 3.0 happens Saturday, May 22nd. Click here for more info…

Launch Out Into the Deep

Fishermen in Sierra Leone

“He had stopped speaking He said to Simon, ‘Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.’” ~ Luke 5:4

by Patrice Tsague

I recently had the privilege to visit the beautiful city of Freetown; a small city in Sierra Leone, West Africa that is wrapped by an ocean where individuals come as far as Asia to fish. While I was there I had the opportunity to visit the ocean and watch fishermen carry out their business. When we arrived, there were two groups of fishermen standing by the ocean shore pulling in their nets. I was so excited. I always read in the bible about fishermen but never saw a live fisherman in action. Immediately I asked them if I could take their picture. They gave me their permission only after I agreed to buy them something to drink. They explained that they had been there since 4 o’clock in the morning and the time was now about 2 PM.

As I waited to see what they would catch, I enthusiastically offered to assist them in pulling the net from the ocean. I asked them how long it would take for the net to be completely pulled from the ocean. Their response was probably another 2-3 hours. The net they were pulling extended itself to a relatively deep part of the ocean. The deep is where the best catch is found. As I waited, the first group of fishermen finally brought in their net. Unfortunately, however, they had not caught anything. I felt really bad for them. These fishermen had been working for the past 12 hours and caught nothing. Without a catch, they would not be able to provide for their families, nor for women in the market who depended on them to supply them with inventory. I thought maybe the second group would experience better fortunes, so I waited another hour and even helped to pull the net out of the ocean only to discover nothing but ocean dwellers and trash out of the ocean.

Wow, I now understood how Jesus felt as He saw Peter and his buddies having worked all night without a catch. He had compassion on them and offered them some assistance.

I asked the fishermen why they had not caught anything. Their response was that they had not gone deep enough. These fishermen were the locals; they did not have the machinery that would enable them to take their boats into the middle of the ocean, cast their nets and pull the net right there from the boat. As a result they have to extend their nets from the shore into the ocean as far as they could in hopes of getting the net as close to the deep as possible. What it would take for them to get into the deep is capital so they can invest in the machinery that will enable them to go into the deep. It cost to launch out into the deep.

This explains why Jesus’ instruction to Peter was that he should launch his net into the deep. Though Peter was discouraged and uncertain about Jesus request, he nevertheless obeyed His instructions and was rewarded for it greatly. The deep is a place that extends far below the surface and is potentially full of danger. Launching out into the deep requires double efforts and the willingness to take greater risks. It is moving beyond your comfort zone and what you are accustomed to.

Like the fishermen in Sierra Leone you may be currently experiencing low productivity or no productivity. You may be wondering what else you can do to change the course of your business or your life. You tried everything without results, and like those fishermen the lack of success for your business not only impacts you but your employees, your family and your vendors. What else can you do? Unfortunately it is during these times when entrepreneurs pull back, play it safe and protect themselves from further losses. However, this is the time when you should do the opposite. It is the time to launch out into the deep. Yes, revise your strategy, increase your efforts and give it all you have. If you keep doing what you have been doing you will keep getting the same results so you have to do something different.

The deep is the place of personal insecurity and require complete reliance on the Lord. Launching into the deep may require a greater spiritual commitment on your part, working longer hours, increasing your capital investment or making reductions in certain areas. Whatever the implication for your business, you cannot afford to stay in shallow waters. The deep is where the best catch is found.

Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically-based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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