6 More Ideas for Your Church to Economically Empower Your Congregation and Community

Last week I wrote a post “7 Great Ideas for Your Church to Economically Empower Your Congregation and Community” The key thing to remember about all these ideas is that the pastor doesn’t have to do them all or lead every effort. It’s time to strategically engage the businesspeople and professionals in your church who would be more than happy to share their expertise with their fellow church members and the community.

Here are 6 more ideas…

  1. Conduct job search/career development workshops facilitated by HR experts from the church
  2. Connect with multiple churches to host a job fair
  3. Develop a listing of members with their trade/skill and publish a directory
  4. Generate revenue for a career services program by selling ads to the business owners (see #3)
  5. Faith-based business workshops
  6. Invite speakers from local jobs-related programs

What has your church done to help to economically empower your congregation and community?


If you weren’t aware 3hrive Marketplace Ministry provides these types of services for churches. 3hrive Marketplace Ministry equips Christian catalysts to find and fulfill their calling in the marketplace as an employee or entrepreneur, using practical tools built on biblical principles. We work with individuals, churches, and community groups to facilitate workshops and programs that inspire and equip people to activate their gifts, find their niche, and build God’s Kingdom through business and community-based ventures. Learn more at www.3hrive.com. Contact me today to learn more about how 3hrive can help your congregation and community thrive in the workplace.

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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.

This highly regarded book is a powerful tool to help you align your purpose, passions and professional skills. Learn more at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

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Take Freelance Entrepreneurship to the Next Level

America’s economic landscape will probably never be the same. Consequently, the career landscape has also changed forever. And while the financial pundits spend their time talking about corporate profitability, we need fresh thinking for helping individuals and families enhance their personal profitability by redesigning their professional pursuits. Many career options that were prevalent before the recession will no longer exist in the future. People need to recognize that it’s time to adjust their traditional thinking as it relates to their career.

Of course this time of year is associated with temporary or seasonal work. We typically see this at retail stores and restaurants that have extended business hours with the anticipation of larger crowds of shoppers. Fortunately, for enterprising individuals the concept of temporary work doesn’t have to be confined to the holiday season. Recently Entrepreneur Magazine had an interesting article about this topic, “There a New ‘Preneur’ on the Block“. They introduce the term “tempreneur”, which is described as…

“The tempreneur is a new breed of worker; [they are] where the opportunities stick, depending on the day, the month, the quarter. As a tempreneur, you have to figure out what is going to serve you best. One month, [they] might shift more toward being a tempreneur, doing a series of projects because the opportunities are plentiful. The next month, [they] might shift more toward the entrepreneurial style, serving a long-term client in a more traditional manner.

It’s all about flexibility. They’re not by definition a freelancer or a consultant. They shift depending on what opportunities present themselves, and it’s that agility that makes them unique.”

In addition to my coaching programs, I faciliate two workshops that discuss this concept of being a “tempreneur” to build your career or business:

  • Repurpose Your Career: Strategies, ideas, and tools to restructure your career around your life purpose.
  • 3hrive 3.0: A faith-based career transition workshop, providing tools to transition from employee to entrepreneur.

This is not the time to be stubborn or stagnant with your approach to your employment. Instead, this is the time to be creative and imaginative in how you approach generating income. “Tempreneuring” is a great strategy for entrepreneurs and others who are trying to build their business year round, not just during the holiday season.

What about the idea of being a “tempreneur”?

Live Passionately!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

 

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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.

Worship While You W.O.R.K.

Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 4:11

In the dictionary, worship means “to show reverence and adoration“. A true understanding of the worship of God is that it’s more than just showing reverence and adoration in a religious ceremony, but it’s a lifestyle of acknowledgement, adoration, and alignment with His plans and expectations. That lifestyle includes the work you do on a daily basis.

So as you go to work everyday as an employee or entrepreneur, the best way to view your work is that it should be… Worship Of the Real King!

Here’s some practical examples of what this looks like…

  • Work in spirit and truth – Work while continually acknowledging God for the strength, creativity, and ability He gives you to work (John 4:23)
  • Work in the beauty of holiness – It’s a beautifully holy act to work with excellence and dedicate your work to the Lord, not just as something to do to make a living or please someone else (Psalm 96:9)
  • Work in your lane – Stay true to His purpose and calling for your life (Proverbs 4:25)
  • Work with excellence Be the best. Set the standard of leadership (Daniel 5:14)
  • Work with diligence – Work hard and smart (Proverbs 10:5)
  • Work with creativity – Use the ideas, strategies, and concepts God provides through prayer and revelation (Proverbs 8:12)
  • Work with integrity – Let all your dealings be above reproach (Proverbs 11:1)
  • Work with passion – Let your zeal for God energize your work (Romans 12:11)
  • Work toward reconciliation – Take advantage of daily opportunities for life on life discipleship (2 Corinthians 5:19)

Today is a marvelous day for you to be transformed in the way you think about your work. Honor God in your work and you will experience Him in a whole new way!

Live Passionately!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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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.

If This Video Describes You, Then It’s Time to re:Purpose Your Career…

If this video describes you, then it’s definitely time for you to register for the re:Purpose Your Career Webinar

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re:Purpose means to put your passion in action. It signifies shifting your perspective, your pursuits, and your plan to a path this is more profitable and fulfilling. It requires you to become more purposefully opportunistic, which will propel you to thrive in the midst of your trials. This attitude compels you to be more creative, more resourceful, more clever, and more enterprising than other people are willing to be right now. This mindset also enables you to see diamonds where others only see dirt.

re:Purpose goes beyond just making lemonade out of lemons. It’s applying your creative abilities to the lemonade and then strategically positioning yourself in the marketplace so that you can become the most unique, dynamic and valuable lemonade enterprise that ever existed – in spite of what’s happening in the economy right now!

Here’s four key re:Purpose Principles that will be presented in-depth during the three sessions:

I.   Alignment ~ re:Center Your Purpose

II.  Attitude ~ re:Calibrate Your Focus

II.  Assessment ~ re:Claim Your True Identity

III. Action ~ re:Chart a New Course for Your Career

Are you ready to re:Purpose Your Career? Let’s go! Click the “Register” button below to sign up. For questions, please contact me at info@biznovations.net.

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Find Work You Love To Do Not Just Work You Can Do

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” ~Arthur C. Benson

In one of my recent posts, RePurpose Your Occupation, I described the difference between vocation (calling) and occupation (job), and how the two don’t align for most people. I believe many people are unhappy in their current job/career because they don’t see the connection between that and doing something they would find more significant and meaningful. People who work on purpose have greater long-term fulfillment and productivity than those who don’t.

This type of transition may seem daunting, especially if you sense that your vocation may be a 180 degree difference than your current occupation. Fortunately it doesn’t always involve an external move. Sometimes it’s an internal shift of your perspective and priorities. You might be able to stay in the same career or company and just what you’re doing or how you’re doing it.

If you are trying to figure how to begin the process to transition from a job to your life calling, here’s a few questions to get you started:

  1. Are you excited to wake up and go to work everyday?
  2. Do you find a deep sense of meaning and fulfillment in the work that you do?
  3. Would you be willing to do your current job at another company or working for yourself?
  4. Are you able to fully engage your talents and abilities in daily work?
  5. Do you foresee yourself doing what you’re doing for the next 20 years and enjoying it?

For those of you who are ready to jump ship and move to more purposeful work today, pause that thought for a second. One to understand is that working with excellence in your job now are creates opportunities for you to work in your vocation in the future.

Have you been able to find an occupation that closely aligns with your purpose? How did you do it? Looking forward to your comments.

Sweet Dreams!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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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.

RePurpose Your Occupation to a Vocation

Did you know that job satisfaction in the United States is at a 22-year low? I believe one reason is that too many people have tried to fit their vocation into their occupation. What do I mean by that?

The origin of the word vocation is “spiritual calling” (I would venture to say that most people don’t feel very “spiritual” about their 9 to 5). Your true vocation is linked to your life purpose. Unfortunately, not enough people understand their life purpose or do what’s necessary to transition to a career that reflects it.

With a deeper understanding of the word vocation, recognize that it is much broader than just your occupation. In a perfect world of course your occupation would be your vocation, but for most people that’s not the case. Many in the workforce are frustrated because they have a deep yet unfulfilled desire to do work they believe exemplifies and flows from their life purpose. Unfortunately, they don’t know how to make that a reality.

If you’re looking for a way to transition from your occupation to your vocation, I will provide a few clues in one my next posts.

Have you been able to find an occupation that closely aligns with your purpose? How did you do it? Looking forward to your comments.

Sweet Dreams!
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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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.

You’re a Business Owner Whether You Know It or Not

Have you heard the term “permatemp”? It describes people who seem to be caught in a never-ending cycle of temp jobs, unable to secure full-time status. As you may have noticed, even as the economy recovers from this recession, companies are still not hiring full-time workers. Many are using this permatemp approach to keep people in limbo as temporary workers, while not having to pay them full-time salaries or benefits.

Businessweek.com posted an enlightening article recently, “We’re All Business Owners Now“, documenting companies’ shift from “relying on full-time employees to a contingent workforce of temps, freelancers, contractors, and part-timers. Not just in low-skill jobs or easily outsourced tasks, either.

Even as the economy “recovers”, this trend is going to continue. So whether you’re currently employed, unemployed, or underemployed, you have to decide if you want to be another victim of corporations’ short-sighted, penny-pinching ways, where disposing of workers is even easier now than it used to be… or if you want to proactively position yourself as the owner of your “personal enterprise”.

Don’t wait to be a victim. You can use entrepreneurial strategies to find a more meaningful and profitable career path. I’ll talk about this more in my next post.

Thrive on purpose,
Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Also, check out this related video, “The Disposable Worker“, focusing on the challenges of the unemployed being able to return to profitable, long-term full-time work…

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