Most businesses, if they are to be successful, are made to serve. To serve is to attend to the needs of others or, put another way, to serve is to minister to others. Yep. That’s right. If you’re serving you’re ministering.
However, ministering doesn’t always mean faith or religion is a part of business but there are those times when it does. I like those times.
I’m inspired by people like Dave Ramsey (creator of Financial Peace University and author of the Money Makeover and EntreLeadership) and Kelly Thorne Gore (founder of iBloom and author of iBloom in Business). These are two people whose businesses are outlets for them to minister to the needs of the financially strapped, the progressive business owner, and the up and coming entrepreneur. They serve, they change lives, they make a difference. Isn’t that what you want to do too? I know I do.
Is your business a ministry? If you’re serving others to help them succeed in life and business then the answer is yes.
Original publication date: April 2, 2014