The Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE) program provides a three-part comprehensive business discipleship course for Christian business owners, and individuals desiring to start and operate or expand their business based on biblical principles.
Jesus told us to occupy until he comes and to bear much fruit using what He has given us. The business world is one strategic area that the Lord wants us to aggressively go out into and reclaim lost territory from the enemy. The business world is a critical ‘mountain’ that needs to be transformed and rebuild on a foundation of biblical principles.
The major financial and economic collapses we are seeing across the world will not abate until the world is transformed and built upon the unshakeable foundation of God’s way of economy and business that values the making of profit while at the same time contributing towards the common good of all society.
BE I - Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship
BE I (Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship) is the first of a three-part course that provides foundational Biblical principles and core business concepts. BE-1 teaches the Biblical approach to identifying opportunities, taking calculated risks, solving problems, and exercising stewardship for biblical profit while developing a Christ-centered character and attitude.
The clear, concise and practical principles have immediate “take home” value that can impact your business quickly. The course is a transformational tool that challenges existing business paradigms and grounds students in the Biblical truth about business. New entrepreneurs, students, managers, and existing business owners alike can fulfill God’s plan for their lives through business.
- Introducing Biblical Entrepreneurship
- BE Attitude
- BE Characteristics
- Identifying Opportunities
- How to take calculated risks
- How to solve problems
- Understanding Business Stewardship
- What is Biblical Profit
- The Responsibilities of a Biblical Entrepreneur
BE II - Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship
The Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship course (BE II) is the second of a three part transformational business course of the Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate program that provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. It is an 18-36 hour course designed to assist students in developing an understanding of practical “Mini MBA” principles as they relate to the Word of God.
- Biblical economics
- Developing a business ideas
- Inventions and the biblical entrepreneur
- Counting the costs of starting and operating a kingdom business
- Understanding the business
- Plan “writing the vision”
- Understanding financial statements
- Biblical entrepreneurship marketing & sales
- How to meet market need
- How to perform market research
- Organizing your business
- Registering your business
- Biblical management
- Financing a kingdom business
Biblical Entrepreneurship III - Planning a Kingdom Business
Biblical Entrepreneurship III (BE III) is the third and final course in the Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. This module assists students in writing a clear vision. It is a 36-72 hour course that challenges and guides students to produce a blueprint for their kingdom business. The course uses online software (developedby M3 Planning Inc.) to assist students in developing a comprehensive strategy as well as software (developed by Agile Northwest) to assist students in developing an operational plan. Students also develop and defend a summary business plan before a panel of judges. Those who successfully complete this course receive the Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate and are officially recognized as Certified Biblical Entrepreneurs
- Operational plan
What was: about the steward(s); salvation; business idea; relevant experiences
What is: statement of need; description of company; industry analysis; description of product & services;
Market analysis; marketing & sales; management & administration; operations; financial plan; statement of
What is to come: vision statement; long term goals & timeline
- Strategic plan
Where are we now? Our mission; our values; our SWOT
Where are we going? Our competitive advantage; vision; implementation
How are we going to get there? Organizational-wide strategies; strategic objectives; goals; action items; key performance indicators; financials
- Execution & monitoring the plan