I just came back from a meeting at Starbucks with three HMCC members. Usually these multi-people meetings are for only one purpose – due to their fear of meeting with Pastor Seth alone they come in groups… I guess there is safety in numbers 🙂
But this group was special. They were all business school students with a vision to make a difference in the business school and also in the marketplace some time in the future. They wanted to meet together because they had a specific proposal that they wanted to share with me. It was a vision for starting up a Christian business fellowship.
They shared about their testimonies and also their proposal to see Christianity and business come together (usually these words are oxymoronic in Christian circles). The thing that encouraged me the most was that they had a greater vision of bringing this fellowship under AMI. They wanted to network with other business school students in the AMI community of churches to see their generation raised up to make a difference for God’s Kingdom in the business realm.
In fact, this is in line with what I shared about in my “Transformative Spheres” sermon. In order to see a nation or a region transformed, we have to engage the marketplace. We have to bring the Kingdom of God into the arena of commerce!
It was a cool discovery to see that some of the top business schools in America are on the campuses of some of the AMI churches. A lot of potential and possibilities!
It will be awesome to see many business people raised up through AMI who will have a vision to invest in eternal things. I shared with these guys that one of the top three reasons why ministries close down is because of lack of resources (the other two are: interpersonal conflicts and lack of people to lead the ministry).
It is a dawn of a new day and I am excited about what God is going to do with passionate and sold out people who are willing to surrender all their time, treasures and talents to the Lord!