Who is the perfect missional entrepreneur?
Ten years ago, a couple of families formed a team to reach an unreached people group in Asia. They desired to plant themselves long-term creating a business, but had never taken a business course. Currently, this team owns and operates one of the best examples of a missional enterprise around the world. They have a growing heart for Christ, desire to refine their entrepreneur niche, and call to be Kingdom ambassadors amongst an unreached people group.
The perfect missional entrepreneur is someone with a passion for Christ, business niche, and people.
God is in the business of transforming people. We want those people who God is working in. You may not already be perfectly refined around every edge, but you’re in process. Romans 12:1-2 calls us to offer everything to God, fix our attention on Him, and learn what He desires most. His gospel continues its work throughout our lives and produces the passion for Christ necessary to live each day.
Likewise, a business needs passion to succeed. You will need to invest personal sweat and blood. This is going to take your time, money, and energy. So how do you go all-in without doing something you’re passionate about? It just won’t happen, you will get burned out and crash or always feel the tension of not doing what you are called to do. Your business needs to reside in your niche passion. Whether your passion is growing or already matured, work out of your passion!
Our earthly business is to make disciples of every nation. We are called to take the gospel message to the ends of the earth. There is no way to accomplish this calling on our own. It is God’s mission and calling that empowers us and gives us passion for people from every nation, tribe, people and language.
Who then is the perfect missional entrepreneur? Missional entrepreneurs and teams need to be composed of people with backgrounds in business, engineering, design, technology, adventure, athletics, missions, medical, and more. You could be a recent college grad or a seasoned executive. If God is driving your passions, you’re the perfect person!
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How is God shaping your passions?