Pastors and Christian business people alike have asked me, “What does it take to think like a Pastorpreneur?” In the book I wrote, I spend a chapter describing the process of getting God’s vision for a pastorpreneur outreach in a local community. Here, in short form, are the 3 steps necessary to think like a Pastorpreneur…..
1. Grip God’s calling on your life. This is a key step where you drill down deep and ask the fundamental life question (which I think you ask at MANY times in your life), “God…what did you make me to do? What is the purpose of my life and how should I use my life to bring glory to you?”.
2. Grasp the needs of your community. This is really the “missionary” question. Robert Schuller says “Find a need and meet it, find a hurt and heal it….if you do, you will never lack opportunity to impact people’s lives for God”. What are the needs and opportunities for impact that exist in your community? How can you reach people for the glory of God?
3. Mobilize the Gifts of your team. This is the team leadership question. What are the resources you have to meet the needs of the community? What creative strategies can you unleash to pull from your team their highest and best for the sake of impacting others for God?
If you are a Pastor, this thinking process should be bathed in prayer, shared with key leaders and become a fundamental part of your heart preparation for Pastorpreneur ministry. If you are a Business leader, the process is much the same and will form the template for your strategic plan to leverage your business acumen into a Kingdom tool that God can use for His glory!
In future articles, I’ll try to “unpack” these 3 steps so that we can all be better PastorPreneurs for the glory of God. I believe you can change your world for Him!