Business and Missions

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

I was picked up at the airport and I ended up going directly to a meeting with some guys in our church that started up a company called, Rain Capital. It was a bit humbling to be sitting around a table with some UM Business School graduates and a professor at UM’s Ross Business School.

As part of the Board of Advisors, we are committed to helping this company take off and make a difference for God’s Kingdom.

I was so blessed to see the two partners in this company really commit themselves to using their gifts and degrees in business to spread God’s fame.

For years, I have been sharing the importance of engaging some of the major pillars of society in order to bring about transformation – the area of business has been untapped by our church members. These guys are really paving the way for future business people to be developed in our church.

God is bringing forth a new generation of “missionaries” who will engage in world transformation through unconventional ways. It is exciting to see what God will do.

Prayer Driving

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

After our prayer gathering and some time of fellowship, a couple of us decided to drive down to University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). We drove around the campus and I ended up getting a mini-tour. It was just eye-opening to see the great need on this campus. Even though the campus is known for being a commuter campus, there is great potential to reach out to the many international students who live on campus. It is also right near the heart of downtown Chicago – if you reach a city, you can change the culture.

We decided to pray for this campus and see what God has in store for us.

Renewing Our Hearts for Prayer

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values

We had a great time in finishing off our last ACCESS gathering for this semester in Chicago. I reviewed everything we covered this semester in our series, “Training for Transformation.” It just reminded me once again the need for doing ministry with a clear vision and purpose.

Once in awhile in our church, after some of our smaller gatherings, we encourage one another with a holy hug – we hug not just the person on the right and left but the whole group! On Friday night, we came up with a name for this activity… we coined it as the “Hugging Train!” You just have to experience it.

This morning we had our church prayer gathering. It was a great time of corporate prayer. I talked about the importance of prayer and how it causes us to experience: 1) Intimacy, 2) Impartation, and 3) Intercession.

I am encouraged to see our group valuing some of the basics of the spiritual disciplines. As we were praying for various topics, we sense God moving amongst us. He always meets us right where we are… for that, we are thankful.