Whether you’re leading your own business or hold a key position within a company, the question remains: What strategies prove most effective in establishing and expanding a successful Kingdom business?
In Genesis Chapter one, God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
Biblical Principles In The Marketplace
The theme of the upcoming Kingdom Business Summit, scheduled for March 7-9 in Brisbane, revolves around the concept of taking dominion. Wes Hone, founder of the Kingdom Business Summits, says the summit will cater to business people looking to deepen their walk with the Lord to fulfil their Godly destiny.
Wes teaches Christian entrepreneurs how Biblical principles apply to the marketplace so they can build highly profitable businesses, as well as have a positive influence on the world around them.
‘I chose this as a theme,’ says Wes ‘because I’m seeing this trend where society and culture are almost deciding what happens in the faith. And that’s the wrong way round. It’s time for us to walk in the anointing and the power we’ve been in the marketplace and start to build businesses for the sake of advancing the Kingdom rather than the kingdom of self.’
Representing Jesus in Business
Wes believes that when business people do this, they push back the plans of the enemy and we start to see more of Christ in the marketplace. If we separate our work life from our Christian life, then how can we call ourselves full-time Christians?
‘Every single Christian, in my opinion, is a full-time minister,’ says Wes. ‘We minister wherever we find ourselves. And the majority of my time is spent building my business. So why wouldn’t I minister there? That’ll look different for everybody. But that is my place to take dominion, and it’s a joy doing it.’
According to Wes, Christians in business have been a neglected group for a long time. When he first became a believer himself, he was already in business, and there were no Christian networks around to offer support.
Laying Down our Businesses
‘That’s when the Lord told me to create one,’ says Wes. ‘The first gathering was 28 people in a little room. This year there will be over 600. There’s a real hunger amongst people to use their businesses as their ministry and to see the Lord in their business on a daily basis.’
‘The motivation should be less about what the Lord can do for us in our business, and more what we can do for the Lord in our business.’
‘If we’ve laid down our life, then why wouldn’t we lay down our business?’
Listen to Wes’s full interview on 20Twenty below: