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Business as Mission: Not an Either Or Strategy

It’s deeply embedded into our evangelical worldview that business and mission are like oil and water…they don’t mix. I know because even though I am a big proponent of business as mission and have spent the last 11 years running a faith venture organization , I still find myself, at times, subconsciously dividing the two and thinking that business is business and ministry is ministry. Last week, I participated in a business leader forum and heard another Christ-follower lamenting about how his business goals seem less spiritual than the mission goals he aspires to in his business. Yet, in his view, the business goals are more important to the survival of his business than any other activity. For followers of Christ, the reality is that the imaginary dividing wall that we sometimes try to erect between life and faith has been torn down. Business activities can reflect God’s will if they are done with great faith. I have always been drawn to business entrepreneurialism because I