Kingdom Business University is committed to being part of the solution to alleviate poverty and unemployment in the United States and around the world. It's our belief that entrepreneurship is a critical component of the answer to systemic unemployment and devastating poverty.
We just recently launched a campaign to establish faith-based business incubators that will provide training, support, and other resources to launch and grow thriving Christian businesses that create jobs and change lives. We're not waiting for the government to do what God has given us the ability to do according to Deuteronomy 8:18. Read below to learn more about this incredible campaign...
Christian Business Incubator Campaign Overview
Our vision at Kingdom Business University is to train 1 million Kingdom entrepreneurs who will help transform people, families, and communities. We teach spiritual and financial empowerment tools that meet the practical needs of people through business and accelerate the advancement of the Gospel.
About Our Project
We have 3 simple goals for the communities that we work in:
KBU provides specialized, Biblically-based entrepreneurship training in critical business disciplines, focusing on specific subjects that are necessary for entrepreneur's personal and professional success. All of our faculty are either successful entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, or recognized business leaders in their respective industries.
Your awesome rewards for supporting this much-needed campaign range from free books, motivational MP3s, business training videos, mentions on our Wall of Honor, and much more!
2 Corinthians 9:10-11: "Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God."
We really need your help. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity and click the button below to join this incredible campaign!
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My guest this week on Passion in Action TV is Scott Williams. He served as a key leader and Campus Pastor for LifeChurch.tv. Under his leadership, the Northwest Oklahoma City Campus grew to a weekend attendance of over 3,500 people. Currently, he is the Chief Solutions Officer for Nxt Level Solutions, a consulting company he founded to help businesses, non-profits and individuals with both internal and external growth. Scott is speaker, strategist, consultant and a respected thought leader. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and leverages Social Media to make a Kingdom impact. Scott is passionate about leadership development, organizational growth and diversity. Heis the author of “Church Diversity – SundayThe MostSegregatedDay Of TheWeek.”
Prior to ministry Scott served in various leadership roles as an entrepreneur, lobbyist, professor, and leadership consultant. At the age of 25, Scott served as one of the youngest Prison Wardens in the country. Scott is consistently in demand as a communicator, strategist and consultant to help move people and organizations from where they are to where they want to be.
Scott is married to the love of his life and college sweetheart LaKendria. They live in Edmond, OK, which is an immediate suburb of Oklahoma City, OK. They have two sons Wesley (12) and Jayden (8).
Watch the live stream online this Thursday, January 24th at 7pm ET only on www.passioninaction.tv.
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Today President Barack Obama celebrated his second inauguration as President of the United States. Many commentators have acknowledged the significance of the fact that his swearing-in ceremony is 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 years since the March on Washington. This is definitely a time to reflect on the past, but even more importantly a time to rethink the future based on how we engage the problems of today.
I was listening a radio interview on NPR and the host asked her guest has Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream been fulfilled? I agreed with the guest when he answered that progress has been made, but his dream has not yet been fulfilled, especially when considering the focus of his messages in the latter years of his life. Poverty and war were two major topics that he hammered home in multiples speeches and writings.
This is probably my favorite quote of his, which relates to how we as Christians should confront poverty:
"The gospel at its best deals with the whole man, not only with his soul but also his body, not only his spiritual well-being but also his material well-being. A religion that professes a concern for the souls of men and is not equally concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a dry-as-dust religion.”
As we also commemorate Dr. King’s birthday and the National Day of Service today in his honor, it's a time to celebrate, but definitely not a time to rest. There is much work still to be done.
This video describes some of the “revolutionary” ideas he had toward the end of his life, which is probably what ultimately got him killed. Watch and reflect...
My first guest for this new 2013 season of Passion in Action TV is Kenny Pugh. Kenny is the Founder of Kenny Pugh, LLC, the platform on which he exercises a versatile professional life as a keynote speaker, an author, and a coach. Kenny has over 16 years of experience in Corporate America, primarily working in the financial services industry. He has worked with many of the world’s top companies including Accenture, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, SunTrust, LendingTree.com, Microsoft HomeAdvisor, Wachovia, Washington Mutual & AT&T.
In 2011, Kenny was awarded the Gospel Choice “Rising Star” award for his impact in the lives of single adults and work in the community.
Kenny has a passion for establishing, enhancing and restoring interpersonal relationships. He wishes to serve as a vessel of understanding in an era of disconnected, aimless, and broken relationships, and to soothe adversities of all forms, whether practical, relational, or spiritual.
Through years of experience as a facilitator, workshop presenter, and keynote speaker at various conferences, ministry services, and corporate events, Kenny has refined the sense of effective communication within relationships that gives them the groundwork to flourish. With the knowledge and vision to explore the common hardships of life and transform them with various communication strategies, Kenny found his life purpose in helping others pursue their purpose, understand finances and restore the foundation of their relationships. Now, his mission is to encourage, empower, and equip people to reach their God-given potential through public speaking and personal coaching.
Kenny believes in presenting information in a manner that is simple, practical, and easy to understand, and his teachings have touched on a variety of key topics, such as finances (budget & credit management), purpose, effective leadership, interpersonal relationships, sexual purity and ministry. He has published several articles related to his knowledge of personal development, relationships and financial knowledge of the financial services industry.
Connect with Kenny via Social Media for free finance, business, relationship tips and advice.
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Watch the live stream online this Thursday, January 17th at 7pm ET only on www.passioninaction.tv.
You can also watch our previous shows right now. See you Thursday!
"But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." ~ John 14:26
It's interesting how Christians sometimes leave God out of the practical aspects of their business. The truth is God is just as concerned about your business as He is about all the other aspects of your life. One reason is because He can use your business as a platform for ministry, discipleship, and evangelism. Therefore, He wants to give you unique strategies to attract customers with great products and services, so that as your light shines brightly through business transactions, networking, and other transactions, they will see your great work and glorify God (Matthew 5:16).
Those strategies will often come straight from the Word of God. This is one of the things that's so incredible about the Bible. It's the VERY BEST resource for Christian entrepreneurs (and the Holy Spirit is your strategic competitive advantage in the marketplace). This ancient book of generationally transcendent wisdom is very applicable for 21st century business owners. Even when we evaluate what would be considered business best practices, I guarantee you that the core principle can be found in the Word of God. His wisdom is without boundaries!
We have come through the Middle Ages, Industrial Age, Technology Age, Information Age, and now I believe we are in the Entrepreneurial Age. Fortunately, the Bible is applicable across all ages, cultures, and business industries. And the Bible provides insights and principles to all the core essentials of successful businesses, including strategic planning, human resource management, communications, financial management, customer service, leadership development, marketing, innovation, and more.
So don't leave the Bible out of your business. Acknowledge God in all your ways, including all your business decisions, and He will guide you on profitable paths (Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 48:17).
In fact if you are struggling with how to apply Biblical principles within your business operations we have an incredible opportunity for you coming next week, January 18-19. Dual Domination Business Boot Camp will provide you with spiritual and practical tools to building a thriving business and advance the Kingdom of God. You can attend live in San Diego or online by pay per view. Click the image below to learn more.
How do you currently use the Bible to operate your business? Comments below...
"I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions." Proverbs 8:12
CNN.com recently published an article We Need to Unleash the World's Entrepreneurial Geniuses, which promotes the idea that solutions to many of the world's problems could be solved by those who live right in those cities and communities. I have said for a long time that our society needs more social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial thinkers to help conquer many of the immense challenges that we are confronted with on a daily basis. Here is an excerpt from the article...
"Entrepreneurship is a powerful engine that can propel the global agenda forward. It is a major tool for reducing poverty, improving social conditions and confronting environmental challenges. It empowers people and generates solutions that help communities overcome old problems with new ways of thinking. It is an important driver of economic development, job creation and expanding opportunities for women and youth."
This is a key motivator behind Kingdom Business University Business Incubator initiative, where we aspire to establish Christian business incubators in the U.S. and around the world. We believe entrepreneurs are born and made. We believe they comes from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. Here is another excerpt from the article:
"They [entrepreneurs] could be immigrants who travel the globe searching for better opportunities for themselves and their families, entrepreneurs-to-be who could be breathing life into communities ripe for revitalization, or social entrepreneurs who find innovative solutions to social challenges and change the world for the better."
I love to imagine how entrepreneurial thinking can produce creative ideas and innovative solutions to challenges that many impoverished communities face nationally and globally. The potential for great things to happen is unleashed when entrepreneurs, who have incredible vision, diverse skills, and a passion for progress, channel their collective energy to create something greater than what one individual could do on their own. I am one of those entrepreneurs. Are you?
Click here to learn more about Kingdom Business University and how we can help your community to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit.
Read the entire article on CNN.com.
How do you believe entrepreneurs can help change some of the problems in your community? Leave your comments below...
What wealth building strategies are you using in 2013? Leave comments below...
A recent study from University of Scranton's Journal of Clinical Psychology revealed that 92% of Americans who make New Year's resolutions are unsuccessful at achieving them. Further, those reporting having "infrequent success" was 49%, while 24% say they fail every year. Wow! I thought those numbers would be high, but not that high.
Are you in the boat of those who participate in the resolution ritual year after year and then fail to live up to the annual goals that you set? Well apparently according to that study you're not alone. The real issue is not about will power. You don't need any more will power to keep your resolutions. Instead you need a personal revolution - encompassing your mind, body, and spirit - to help you reach your peak potential where God created you to thrive.
I created this inspiring video a few years ago, but the message is still very relevant today. Enjoy!
Also read my previous blog, Instead of Making Resolutions, Dream, which advocates dreaming as a more productive alternative to resolutions.
In what ways are you dismissing New Year's resolutions in favor of a personal revolutions? Leave your comments below...
I pray that you would have a phenomenally successful year that infinitely exceeds your expectations. You are already blessed. Now live like it!
What are you dreaming about for 2013? Leave your comments below...
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