Entrepreneur versus a Kingdompreneur
For 16 years I have been an author and an entrepreneur. As a Christian leader and business woman, I realized years ago if I was going to manage my business the way that God could get the glory, I had to change my identification --- what I called myself. So I am not just an entrepreneur, but in the body of Christ, I am a kingdompreneur.
Why is this so important?
Genesis 1:26-28 says, “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’”
2:15 “Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.”
According to these scriptures, a business operates as a part of God’s Kingdom in several ways:
As an expression of God’s command for dominion
As an opportunity for others to participate in dominion
As an opportunity for people to work as a team
As the only hope for the poor to receive material help
As an opportunity to gain influence in the community
Businesses are the fuel in any viable city.
So if you are a Christian in business, then you have a higher calling than just being a plain entrepreneur or business owner, you are a Kingdompreneur -- one who has been called to finance the gospel and to bless others.
Deuteronomy 8:18 (KJV) says, "But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
If you are a Christian and you own a business are you more an entrepreneur than a Kingdompreneur?