THE TRANSFORMATIONAL PLAN (Building a Business Plan, Part 5)

THE TRANSFORMATIONAL PLAN (Building a Business Plan, Part 5)

This is the last part in a series of 5 on writing business plans. Integrating your business plan with your ministry plan is a non-negotiable. You may write them as one proposal or as two separate plans, but when presented to Christian investors and churches they need...

PERSPECTIVE

The following is contributed by a worker in South Asia. Perspective Number 1:My struggle is to hate the sin (no problem) and yet love the sinner (a gargantuan undertaking). All of this conflict (from my perspective) evolves as a result of a Muslim who is a terrorist,...

WALKING IN THE PEACE OF THE LORD

Contributed by a B4T worker in Africa In 1 John 4:18 it says “there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” In the last few days, Christ has helped me to experience this more than I have before. I found that my sense of busyness during my...

OPTIMIZATION IS KEY IN B4T

Part 2 of a mini two part series. Last week we discussed why optimization is a more important term than maximization in the B4T realm. Ironically, the more you try to maximize any one input, the less maximized the output will be (and, indeed, the whole system may blow...

OPTIMIZATION vs MAXIMIZATION IN B4T

Part 1 of a mini two part series. Maximization is a much older buzz word in the business world than “sustainability,” yet it certainly has never gone out of vogue. Maximizing shareholder value, maximizing profit, and their converse...
JESUS’ LAST WORDS

JESUS’ LAST WORDS

Part 2 of a series of 5 posts on discipleship. Thanks to Jim Petersen for many of these ideas in this series of blogs, and to Mike Kotecki who originally discipled me. Much has been made of the importance of a person’s last words. And we all know Jesus’ last words in...