Tele-Seminar – Beverly Lewis and I discussed Kingdom impacts in an interview, “Have fun, make money and love people.” Listen to the recorded version here.
Wealth Creation – A door is open for Kings to create wealth. We don’t preach so much as we do it. I’ve come to the place where I believe (for Kings) that creating wealth is a spiritual discipline that ranks right up there with prayer. We can use money in this life as a tool, and convert it to ministry. We’ve laid a foundation for breaking poverty and receiving wealth in Wealth vs Money. This time we want to talk about how the process works.
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. Deut 8:18 NIV
The idea – Wealth creation starts with the next great idea. We can cultivate creativity! Where do good ideas come from? For starters, we have to believe that solutions to problems exist (faith), that we are candidates to find those answers (innovative) and that we can show our new product or service to others (entrepreneurial).
Good ideas come from meditation and conversation with God. New approaches can come right out of the desires of our heart or through revelation. Nearly all the great creative types in history have given their relationship with God much of the credit. How do we hear that voice or start the conversation with God? Mark Vickler describes four simple steps in this short video:
- Realize that God speaks to us through our thoughts and the desires of our hearts. It’s an intuitive process, not an audible voice.
- Still yourself in a quiet place and give the Holy Spirit an opportunity to speak. Share with God what you’re feeling and give yourself permission to ask questions.
- Dream about the future. Allow your imagination to come up with desires of your heart.
- As the ideas come, write them down as quickly as they come, without judging them and interrupting the process. When your time is over, you have a list you can judge, evaluate and decide to pursue.
Value and service – the trade mark of a great business idea is that it provides value to other people, value they will gladly pay for. This entrepreneurial process actually creates wealth. They buy your idea so it can make them money. You sell your idea so it will make you money. New wealth is naturally created in free market capitalism. The idea that wealth is being created at an ever increasing rate and that the whole process is God’s idea is well documented in Harold Eberle’s book Compassionate Capitalism, which we have summarized in The Spiritual Roots of Capitalism.
The opportunity – at exactly the time when the world economy is possibly headed for a recession, we are experiencing the greatest opportunity to start businesses and conduct business that history has ever known. Your or my idea can be placed on the internet with world wide exposure at a price anyone can afford. Success still depends on the quality of the idea and the strategy to implement it (business plan). The bottom line is this – It’s so easy and inexpensive to “try,” we simply should! There is really no downside. Even if you fail, you will be developing the skills and imagination for your future success. Ideas create wealth.
A great example – that may bless you! – This week I spoke with Dawnya Sasse and found a great idea. She has an internet based tea business where her primary function is to train others on how to start successful tea business – a 10 billion dollar business in the US alone! In the course of training those people, she found a software package that converts a slide show to a video with your voice explanation. This simple solution avoids nasty editing steps that are time consuming and prohibitively complex for the “computer challenged.” Here is her 3 minute video explanation. The first webinar training session is free next Tuesday – simply email Dawnya to reserve your spot Tea@TeaEvents.com.
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She will do a live training on Tuesday and archive the course and the free introduction. Those items will be available after Tuesday and will continue to bless people with a great idea and tool. The training itself will continue to generate “passive income” in the future for Dawnya… which she can convert to ministry. Bottom line – you can do it too! Ideas create wealth.
PS: the video version of this newsletter is also available.
John and Sue
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How to Start a Small Group – Kings are increasingly getting involved in Bible study or mentoring groups to facilitate their “Release.” Here are some helpful suggestions www.Releasing-Kings.com/Starting-a-Group.html. We’ve also updated our Vision Brochure with graphics to show how to become a King and how you can help Release Kings. Lastly we’ve created a guideline to help you take your dream to the next level by considering the elements of a business plan. See Write Your Business Plan and a Free Management Library for many other helpful resources.
French Translation – Releasing Kings is now available in French thanks to the efforts of Cees Bakker and Support Ministries in the Netherlands. In France, copies can be obtained from Editions Menor or Librairie Chretienne CLC. The Title in French is “Libération des Rois pour le ministère dans le monde du travail”. Cees is also the guy who made the Dutch translation possible – available through his website. He can be contacted for Releasing Kings conferences in France and throughout Europe.
Other language websites –
Face Book – I’m posting more information on Face book at http://www.facebook.com/john.garfield1
PS: I want to recommend some follow-up reading.
Who is God by Harold Eberle provides the best explanation of a more relational view of God. It’s must reading that connects our perception of God with everyday life.
Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace takes that foundation into marketplace ministry and the entrepreneurial nature of Kings. Fruit in the marketplace naturally springs out of sound doctrine.
Desire to Destiny – Takes the foundation and marketplace ministry and puts them in the context of seven practical keys or stages of growth you can apply in your own life.
You’re invited into the vision to release Kings; communicate the message, make the money, and do the mission.
- The Message – Our first goal is to get the Releasing Kings message into the hands of the messengers that will carry it… do it, preach it, teach it, example it.
- The Money – The second goal is to help Kings break out of poverty by networking them with practical opportunities to prosper. We want to introduce them to the right people, the right opportunity, and the right financial approach.
- The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace and occupy the Seven mountains of: business, media, arts & entertainment, education, family and government in addition to the church. See video #1 and video #2