Monday, December 14, 2015

Ministry Possibilities for CEOs

Ministry Possibilities for Christian CEOs
(adapted from The 9 - 5 Window by Os Hillman)

  1. Establish written Biblical values as a priority for your firm.
  2. Make Christian books, tapes, and videos available on current topics
  3. Send children of employees to Christian camps. Offer scholarships to community.
  4. Use Christian motivational speakers at sales and company meetings.
  5. Have prayer at company meetings.
  6. Send employees and spouses to Family Life Seminars.
  7. Use special seasons such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Years to send cards with Christ-centered message.
  8. Give away one-year Bibles or other modern translations, paraphrased versions, etc.
  9. Share personal challenges and views on current events from a biblical, Christ-centered perspective in a newsletter or other format. Biblical but not "preachy."
  10. Give Children's Bibles, Devotionals, or storybooks to employees for their children and grandchildren.
  11. Join a Christian accountability group of peers.
  12. Release some of your profits to support local ministries that are Christ-centered.
  13. Send your key people to seminars and conferences where they can relate to other Christian business and professional leaders.
  14. Lead a small group study on Christian values for your employees.
  15. Do a seekers class.
  16. Provide educational scholarships for employee's children.
  17. Provide seminars from a Christian world-view, (For employees, suppliers, etc.)
  18. Make financial planning from a biblical perspective available to employees.
  19. Have a supplier appreciation banquet, show you value them as persons. Pay them on time.
  20. Model application of scripture in business situations. Look for teachable moments to use to illustrate applications.
  21. Have a Christ-centered Christmas party.
  22. Recognize biblical fruitfulness in employees.
  23. Release employees to do ministry on company time.
  24. Sponsor a Christian radio program.
  25. Pray daily for employees, customers, suppliers, and competitors and let them know it.
  26. Send "We are praying for you" cards to customers, suppliers, etc.
  27. Display tasteful Christian paintings, pictures, scriptures as office decorations
  28. Have Christian magazines and literature in your reception area.
  29. Have Christian music on your "hold" button.
  30. Fly a Christian flag.
  31. Include testimony and other tracts with invoices and other mailing pieces.
  32. Create a personal testimony tract and send it to business associates.
  33. Have a company picnic and share your testimony or have another do so.
  34. Have a corporate chaplain.
  35. Purchase a company retreat center and make it available to employees and families.
  36. Purchase seats at local Christian events. Seminars, concert, etc. and give them to employees, suppliers, customers.
  37. Provide scholarship to married couples to Marriage Enrichment weekend. 
  38. Give away copies of the Jesus film video.
  39. Underwrite 2 hours a week of an employee's time that is given to visit local nursing home residents. 
  40. Start a Wednesday (noon) Bible Study
  41. Start a Weekly Prayer Group(s)
  42. Men's breakfast Bible study
  43. Christian music listening and sharing time
  44. "Experiencing God" classes or TGIF Bible Study on calling
  45. ''The Mind of Christ" class
  46. "Raising Boys" class
  47. Contemplative Prayer study
  48. "Divorce and Remarriage" class
  49. Seeker small groups
  50. Provide TGIF subscription to employees or associates
  51. Host a Faith and Work E3 program (see marketplace to equip employees to integrate their faith in their work
  52. Provide day care for your employees.
  53. Send a note to your mayor and tell him you are praying for him.
  54. Financially support an inner city ministry.
  55. Prayer walk around the outside and halls of your workplace
  56. Host a workplace lunch event. Show a work life ministry video. Provide discussion time.

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