What Makes Your Company "Christian"?

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What does it mean for your company to be Christian? Henry Kaestner works through what he sees as the key identifiers of Christian businesses, noting that it's more than just having a fish or cross on your business card. Henry is co-founder of Bandwidth.com and is Managing Principal of Sovereign's Capital.

  • Christian businesses understand that work, in itself, is a good thing—that work can be worship. 
  • Christian businesses love and serve their community.
  • Christian businesses seek out ways to share why they do what they do with gentleness and respect.

Overall, how would you rate your employees' understanding of work as worship? <br />(1=poor, 5=excellent)

How do you currently communicate the concept of work as worship to your employees?
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If you gave a rating of less than 5, what are some ways that you might better resource your employees in this area?
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Jeremiah 29:7 (ESV)

7But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Describe your company's involvement in your community.
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What are some of the felt needs of your community? How might your business better seek to meet those needs?
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In what ways does your company seek to care for the physical and spiritual needs of your employees?
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What are some of the challenges you've faced when seeking to represent Christ to non-Christian employees and vendors/customers?
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How have you sought to overcome some of these challenges?
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Being a Christian company means so much more than putting a Bible verse on your business card or incorporating a cross into your logo. As you think and pray through the way you communicate work as worship, serve your community, and care for your employees, know that the Lord has entrusted you with your business. Seek to glorify Him as you work and lead.