Your Profession is Your Pulpit

Your Profession is Your Pulpit, my most recent Kingdom Business article written for Brotha Online Magazine is now ready for your reading pleasure. I focus on helping Christians understand the incredible opportunity they have in their current business or career to advance the Kingdom of God. You don’t need a church pulpit to make a great impact! Here’s a short excerpt:

Did you know that every Christian is in full-time ministry? Whether you realize it or not, if you are a Christian you a full-time minister in the Kingdom of God. You may not work for a church or have an official title of pastor, bishop, apostle, or evangelist, but you are indeed a minister of the Gospel. As an entrepreneur running your own business or an employee working for an organization, you have been given the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility of taking your personal ministry to the marketplace. The Apostle Paul who earned a living as a tent maker in addition to being a traveling evangelist, says it like this: “… And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting their sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

Click this link for the full article: http://brothaonline.com/Editions/DecJan12/KingdomBusiness.html

Thrive on purpose!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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The Christian Patriot by Patrice Tsague

“Brethren, my heart desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved.” ~ Romans 10:1

by Patrice Tsague

What is your view of patriotism? Do you consider yourself a patriot? Do you pray for your country?

No one should be a greater patriot of his or her nation of residence than the Biblical Entrepreneur, since one of the objectives of business is to bring transformation to the community and the nation. The Biblical Entrepreneur is the engine of God’s economy; he is the provider of goods and services, the job creator, taxpayer, tither, philanthropist, and the shaper of values. The Biblical Entrepreneur is a patriot. However, the challenge with patriotism is that some, out of a lack of understanding or due to the historical problems of their nation, reject the notion of being a patriot. On the other hand, others, out of regard for the great history of their nation of residence, put their love for the nation above their love for the kingdom. In some cases there is just a complete misunderstanding of how to be a patriot for one’s country of birth or residence without compromising allegiance to the Kingdom.

A patriot is one who loves, supports and defends his nation. A Christian patriot is a citizen of heaven who is committed to bringing the kingdom of God to earth, beginning with the country where he resides in, out of a sincere love for that country and his commitment to the kingdom mandate.

The Apostle Paul was a Christian patriot; he recognized that his citizenship was not of this world yet his commitment to bringing the kingdom of God to Israel and the Gentiles was unparalleled. His love for these nations was out of his response to the mandate he received from his Commander in Chief and his sincere love for those nations. He never compromised kingdom values in his efforts to demonstrate his love and support for Israel. He recognized that the best way to show love to Israel was to show Israel the way of the kingdom. Although he was proud of Israel’s achievements, he recognized its limitations and errors. And although he recognized Israel’s limitations and errors, he still celebrated its achievements and God’s favor upon the nation.

Unfortunately, some Christians lack the proper understanding of a balanced view of patriotism. As a result, they either put their love for their country of residence above their commitment to the kingdom or think their commitment to the kingdom demands that they reject their country of residence. Fortunately, it is not an “either or” proposition since Christian patriots are called to demonstrate their commitment to the Kingdom by their love for their countries.

How do you exemplify Christian patriotism?

  1. Develop a kingdom worldview, Matthew 6:33
  2. Understand the kingdom mandate, Mathew 28:18-20
  3. Pray for the country and its leaders, Romans 10:1, Jeremiah 29:7
  4. Celebrate the achievements of the country, Acts 13:16-32, Romans 10:2
  5. Confront the unrighteousness of the country, Romans 10:3
  6. Enjoy the blessings and privileges of the country, Jeremiah 29:4-7
  7. When given the opportunity, share the good news, Romans 10:9-11

Christian patriotism is not easy but it is necessary if we are to achieve the mandate of Christ in any nation. For those of us who reside in a nation where there is a historical commitment to Judeo-Christian principles, we must remember never to make the mistake that the Jews made in the time of Jesus; they valued their traditions and achievements more than the God who gave them the tradition and achievements. For those who reside in a nation where there has been historical injustice, we must remember not to be so angered by the injustice that we forget how God has worked throughout the history of that country. As Christian patriots we are called to be grateful while demonstrating the love of Christ.

Where is your country of residence? Have you been a Christian patriot where you reside? Pray that God may show you ways to demonstrate His love for that nation without compromising kingdom principles though your business.

Copyright © 2011 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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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.

Scarcity vs Abundance by Patrice Tsague

 

“Then His disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?” ~ Matthew 15:33

by Patrice Tsague

Do you believe there are enough opportunities and resources to go around?  Do you fear that the success of your competitor will limit your success?

I am always amazed at the fact that even the most mature Christian operates based on the mindset of scarcity. Scarcity is a belief that there is insufficient supply of resources and opportunities to go around, while abundance is the belief that there is enough. Some believe that the pie gets bigger based on our faith, creativity and innovation while others believe that the pie is restricted to the size that we can see before us, so we must all hurry up and get our share before it runs out. What do you believe?

In Matthew 15, Jesus has just finished healing the multitude. Recognizing that they are hungry, He called on His disciples to find food for them to eat. His disciples are surprised by His request because they are in the wilderness and do not see provision anywhere in sight.  Jesus asks, “How many loaves do you have?”  They respond, “Seven, and a few little fish.” Notice that they had something but did not think it was enough. Jesus commands the multitude to sit down on the ground. He takes the bread, blesses it, and feeds over four thousand people, including men, women and children, with seven baskets of food left over. This story is found in various versions throughout the Gospels.

Jesus never saw a limitation of resources no matter the circumstances. Rather, He trusted the full provision of God the Father in every situation, while the disciples operated based on what they could see and did not tap into God’s abundant provision. What is the difference between an abundance mindset and a scarcity mindset?

Abundance mindset                Scarcity mindset

Trust God’s ability to provide     Trust in your own ability

Walk by faith                                 Walk by sight

Hopeful and optimistic               Full of fear and doubt

Share and give                              Hoard

Walk in contentment                  Never satisfied

Steward mentality                        Ownership mentality

Complete others                            Competitive

Exemplify fruit of the Spirit       Exemplify works of the flesh

Where do you fall? How do you react to feeling squeezed by the daily demands of life upon the resources you steward? Abundant thinking is not easy because the news media and our friends and family remind us daily of what we do not have and what we need. We are constantly comparing ourselves with our neighbors, which at times makes us feel even worse about what we think we do not have.  However, the benefits of the abundance mindset is that we walk in peace, God-fidence, gratefulness and are able to be a blessing to others. Take whatever resources you feel may be limited and begin to bless and thank God for them. Ask Him to open your eyes to see the abundance so you may walk in His complete provision for your life and business.

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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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.

Take Your Gifts Out of the Church Box

Did you know the original meaning of the word that we often use for work – vocation – is “calling”? Did you know that your calling doesn’t just apply to what you do in church? Were you aware that  your spiritual gifts can/should be used everywhere your feet tread?

Saturday, March 19th in Villa Rica, GA I will be facilitating “My Father’s Business: Taking Ministry to the Marketplace.” This luncheon and workshop is designed to equip Christian catalysts to find and fulfill their calling in the marketplace as an employee or entrepreneur. When Christians maximize their spiritual and economic potential in business, then families, churches, and the community all benefit. With the continuing economic crisis that our churches and communities are facing, this is timely event is needed for pastors, church leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.

Key Topics:

  • The business of reconciliation
  • Kingdom entrepreneurship as a solution for unemployment
  • Mobilizing Christians to use their gifts and fulfill their purpose in the marketplace
  • Commissioning the five-fold ministers into the workplace
  • Building community bridges through spiritually empowered economic development solutions
  • Creating sustainable solutions to help churches improve financial health

Date: Saturday, March 19

Time: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM *Lunch is included

Location: New Bethesda Christian Ministries, 214 Edge Road, Villa Rica, GA 30180 (Get map)

Registration: $15 (Click here)

Special Offer: Dream B.I.G. in 3D will be on sale at a 33% discount

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.

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

Global Evangelism and Marketplace Ministry Collide

Recently I have really been engrossed with the increasing attention given to breaking down the so-called “sacred-secular divide.” I am excited to hear more and more Christians engaging in this conversation because it seems we are finally waking up to the reality that every Believer is a minister and a missionary, and we all have a role to play in building the Kingdom of God, especially through marketplace activities.

As you know from some of my recent posts, I am very focused on dealing with the unemployment issues in the U.S. from a spiritual perspective. But of course unemployment and poverty are global conditions that I believe God has provided part of the answer through biblically-based entrepreneurship.

The videos below are from Cape Town 2010: The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. One of the major focuses during this past conference was marketplace ministry. This very encouraging because that was not the case just a few years ago. Enjoy!

People at Work – Presentation 1 by Mark Greene

Focusing on ministry of full-time Christian workers has limited the church’s impact. By perpetuating the distinction between secular and sacred, disciples are not prepared to minister in the places where most people live.

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People at Work – Presentation 2 by Jerry White

This segment argues that work is a major commandment in creation–that everyone has a calling to the workplace and that ministry should take place there.

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People at Work – Presentation 3 by Timothy Liu

Churches need to be more focused on developing and deploying effective marketplace ministers for all walks of life.

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People at Work – Presentation 4 by Mats Tunehag

Mats Tunehag examines what factors determine the success or failure of business as mission. He argues that it’s important to remember our objective and refuse to compromise on professionalism, excellence and integrity.

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How do you think the church can be more effective in developing and deploying marketplace ministers?

Happy New You!
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.

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

Mom Loses 2 Babies, Survives Cancer, Moves to Haiti

When I launched Passion in Action TV a few weeks ago, my goal was to highlight people who are impacting others’ lives by living their passion. The following story is a perfect example of two courageous people who have turned their tragedy into triumph and their pain into a passionate pursuit.

The last 4 years have been incredibly tumultuous for Adam and Kara Cole. She survived the rare cancer choriocarcinoma and lost 2 babies, the most recently only a few short months ago. Their response to their recent tragedy was not to crawl in a hole somewhere and marinate in their pain. Instead they decided to move to Haiti to help the post-earthquake recovery effort by investing in people who have experienced their own tragedies. Check out the CNN iReport video…

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One’s life purpose is often discovered in the midst of great suffering. After watching the video and reading the story, it would be hard for me to conjure an acceptable excuse for why someone can’t find purpose in their pain that can be used for someone else’s good.

I hope you’ll get a chance to watch this week’s Passion in Action episode Thursday at 5pm only on www.InternetFabulous.TV where we’ll be highlighting more people who are changing the world one life at a time through their passion.

What do you think about the Coles? Could you do something like this after such a great tragedy?

Thrive on Purpose!
Paul Wilson Jr

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