Plus: “Redeeming the workplace, marketplace, and community . . . as a technology company.”
Happy New Year from M3 Weekly! We look forward to bringing you fresh encouragement, insights, and connections to your email inbox every week this year to help inspire and equip you in your journey in leading a missional enterprise.
A recent podcast from the great folks at Faith-Driven Entrepreneur is a fantastic testimony of stewardship in leading a missional business. The hosts interview Bertie Lourens, CEO of WastePlan in South Africa (42 minutes). He tells his story of coming to know Christ while living in the legacy of apartheid and building a business with stewardship at its heart.
“Crazy about . . . living out the Gospel”
Do you need a dose of inspiration and encouragement in your missional enterprise journey as you start the new year? Take a few minutes (eight, to be precise) to watch the story of a San Francisco technology company called Dayspring Partners, in a video from the Faith & Co. series from Seattle Pacific University. You will get a beautiful illustration of how one group of followers of Jesus are living out the triple bottom line in the neighborhood and industry to which God has led them.
The Navigators Missional Enterprise website is now online! Come check it out!
It’s a great introduction to what Missional Enterprise is and what it does. You can send a link to friends and colleagues who might like to know more about the business-as-mission ministry of the US Navigators.
Verse(s) of the Week
As we start a new year, reflect on these words from Revelation 21 (ESV):
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Revelation 21:5)
And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it,and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. (Revelation 21:23-26)
How might it transform our perspectives if we embraced the promise that God will make all things new and that the glory and honor of the nations would be brought into the new, eternal city?