- Name: John & Sue Garfield (Kennewick, WA)
- Family: Sue, 4 kids, and 7 grandchildren
- Education: BS Chemical Engineering, BA Theology via a local church
- Business/Vocation: John Garfield Consulting, Engineer for WRPS
- Hobbies: Horses, writing, travel
- Ministry: Helping people, businesses, and nations open their book
How it started: I was raised on a Montana ranch and got a Chemical Engineering degree. Both helped me see the big picture “systems.” Montana is big sky country and school was all about flowsheets. My first desire has always been to be part of God’s plan, and His Kingdom is the most significant system. Sue and I spent 16 years in a vibrant church emphasizing ministry and planting new churches. Starting in 1990, we planted two churches bi-vocationally while raising 4 kids. It stretched us both in a good way. In 2003 I started down the path of marketplace ministry (Now 7 mountains). My “sweet spot” is experiencing Kingdom and Reformation of nations, especially in the business mountain.
Personal Passion: My passion is to help people find the thrill of connecting with what God wrote in their heart’s desires so they can play their role in a Kingdom Reformation Nations. We don’t really know people until we see purpose in their book. And when we do see it, we can’t help but love them and help them.
What it Feels Like: Be yourself, have fun, make money, love people, do exploits.
Personal Benefit: I got out of a religious mindset in 2003 and found the joy of connecting with my own heart. The surprising thing is that it turned out to be exactly what was in Father’s heart (He was the one who wrote the desires of my heart!) It was a jailbreak!
In 2010, we were doing business conferences in Ukraine and Poland, inviting people to connect with what God wrote in their hearts with a question, “What would you like to do.” We prophetically helped them “connect.” I had not anticipated that: a) no one had ever asked them that question, and b) if you help them come to a prophetically correct and practical business answer, they love you forever. You can’t get that anywhere else, not at school, family, church, or work. Authorities are all telling us what we should do. Kingdom is Father inviting us into our own hearts, into what He wrote there so that we can be wholehearted!
Value to others: We help people connect with their books (Ps. 139:15-16, what God wrote in their hearts). We give them permission to dream, and we share prophetic or practical feedback on where the dream is taking them. If there are obstacles, we go to the Courts of Heaven. We also help people develop their seer gifting in the Council to see what Father is doing in Heaven and on the earth – Seers and Doers is now an online course!
Business Potential (upside): People, businesses, and nations all have books (Kingdom Purpose). When we intentionally find Father’s purpose in all three areas, our lives make more sense, and business gets much more exciting, rewarding, relational, and lucrative. Kingdom people and Kingdom business feel “culturally” different and blessed. We’re building people, passion, and profit. We’re excited about Kingdom. We’re extending Kingdom into business plans and intentional strategies to bless cities and nations.
Complexities, failures (downside): In 2018, I put the heart plan in a 10-week online course, so we could help a dozen people at a time over zoom. Our first group was from all over the world and loved it so much they wanted a second course on The Courts and Council of Heaven. We went another 8 weeks “ascending.” When we were done, a tribe had formed, and our group wanted to keep going, so we prayed together weekly for 2 years. It was fun but not a viable business model. I decided we would have affiliates, start more groups, and market it to the world. We were all excited about it, but that door did not open, even though I dropped about $75K into marketing. I have since focused on doing the same thing inside individual businesses to create a Kingdom culture and a relational tribe.
Vision for the Kingdom: Do what Father is doing! Father’s purpose is
To: Bring Many Sons to Glory Heb. 2:10-11,
So that: They bring many Nations to Reformation Mt. 28:19-20.
We’re in the business of opening books for men and women, businesses, and nations. We’re intentionally cooperating with Father’s purpose and creating the value to bring Heaven to Earth. Sons own the responsibility to implement their and their Father’s purpose on earth; in practical areas like business, government, medicine, education, arts and entertainment, and media. We’re intentionally blessing nations and laying them at Father’s feet in worship (They belong to Him).
When 80% of the Christian community finds out they carry an anointing for ministry in the marketplace, there will be a revival of jailbreak proportions that will exceed the historic impact of Luther’s Reformation. The gospel will be taken to the ends of the earth through the seven mountains of culture.
How Does This Help Others? – We’re in the business of inviting people to be themselves “and” join a Reformation of people and Nations who see the Kingdom. Most businesspeople have an anointing to share what they’ve learned and pull other people into their anointing to create value and wealth. It’s an invitation to a party, and you’re invited! We target helping business leaders move from a Christian business to a Kingdom business. We’re also collaborating with Rick and Holly Betenbough to invite business owners or CEOs into Kingdom Action Groups (KAG) to help them instill a relational kingdom culture in their business. We’ve listed online resources, 8 books on Amazon, and a freely weekly video/blog below.
Come and help us!
Luke 5:6-7 – they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink NIV
Where do I Start? – My suggestion is to tell your story based on your purpose and mind map. The place to start is with a 3-module course on purpose and mind maps we call the Nail your Purpose Field Guide.
PS: Connecting hearts to books, knowing one another’s purpose, and loving one another (as a result) all lead to “Tribe.” It’s evangelism of the heart into your book, your role in the Kingdom. Here’s the picture of how it works:
Resources – The purpose of Heaven for each of us is already written in your heart and can be seen and heard in the Council. Your business can shift from a Christian business full of obedient servants to a Kingdom business full of creative and industrious sons who make a difference. We help people and businesses get their prophetic purpose in writing and then make it happen on earth. Taste and see! Tools to get started are here:
- Intentional Reformation Intro (A free diagnostic you will enjoy along with our purpose & Values)
- Nail your Purpose Field Guide (A place to start clarifying your heart’s desires)
- OnlineHeartPlan.com (Our web site and online Courses)
- USA Book (proof we can get our arms around the books of people, businesses, and nations
Other books by John S Garfield are available on Amazon:
- Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace (2004)
- Desire to Destiny – Seven Keys to Your Marketplace Ministry (2007)
- Seers and Doers: Sons Bringing Heaven to Earth (2018)
- Intentional Reformation – A Roadmap to Change Yourself and the World (2020)
- Intentional Reformation Primer – 5-Step Roadmap to Make Your Dream Come True (2020)
- Healing for Warriors: Connecting Your Purpose and Your Health (2020)
- Lead Your Tribe Field Guide (2021)
- Let’s Build a Kingdom Business (2022)
- Find our free blog at ReleasingKings.com; Courses at www.OnlineHeartPlan.com