Vision

Vision

What do we see in the early church? Believers believed!!! Christ was real, he was for now, he was powerful, he changed everything and against the background of opposition and suffering the message of the Gospel spread like wildfire. The real, visible, vibrant, militant movement of Jesus' followers shook the planet and truly, as Jesus said, so it was. A church built on the prophets and apostles, deeply contemplative, strongly practical.

God has equipped every man and woman to be a minister of the Gospel, all with the same mandate to "go into all the world and make disciples of all nations...".  This mandate will never be fulfilled simply within the structure of local church but as we walk out our faith in the context of the 'ordinary everyday' shape of our lives, wherever we find ourselves located and whatever the 'work of our hands' comprises.

 So what is this Call to Business?

From a justice viewpoint, there is no doubt that the developed world is growing more affluent by the day, and yet perversely, in this system known as Capitalism the poor systematically become measurably poorer each year. What the Bible describes as the Babylonian system has grown since the beginning of time based on luxury and power and continues to grow unabated - with ferocious consequences for the least well off, less capable, or those without opportunity or access to capital. 

In contrast, the call of God to those who love him has always been to a life of self-sacrifice, service and witness. Whilst we have been busy organising our lives into self-contained compartments which function like separate worlds, the truth is that every Christian is called to be a minister of the Gospel, 24-7. To put it another way, every believer is ordained by God to be an intercessor, a spiritual warrior, a soul-winner and a disciple maker in whatever situation they find themselves.  For business people this is the business environment!  They are positioned in business to be counter-cultural, bringing justice, righteousness and excellence into everyday life. 

With discernment, surrendered hearts, sharpness of vision and authority a new breed of apostolic men and women of business is emerging - aware of destiny, with ability, full of hope and anticipation and no longer lukewarm!

The God of power, redemption, creativity, love, mercy, and grace is on the move in the marketplace. Like all major moves of God there will be impostors, worldly mediums trying to engage with this coming reformation, full of agendas and pre-conception. With discernment, surrendered hearts, sharpness of vision and authority a new breed of apostolic men and women of business is emerging - aware of destiny, with ability, full of hope and anticipation and no longer lukewarm!

A Call to Business was established in 2000 as a clarion call to those in this sphere to 'wake up' and realise that they are empowered by God to be ministers of the Gospel 7 days a week, that 24-7 they have authority in the Word of God and through his Spirit. Using every tool possible those who are on the journey seek to live out the Gospel both through personal transformation and through social action to see a counter-cultural movement challenging the status quo in society.
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