Successful in Business and Serving God

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Barnhart Crane and Rigging takes seriously its responsibility to use its influence and resources for the Lord. Watch this profile of another company, Betenbough Homes, that has embraced this same heart for ministry and a stewardship of their work and resources.



With godly people in leadership, many companies intentionally invests their lives and profits into their people and into Kingdom work. Alan Barnhart, President of another successful company, Barnhart Crane and Rigging, discusses the nature of "calling" from the Lord. Listen to his perspective of the difference between his relationship with the Lord and his work in business.


Based on the natural gifts and talents that God has given you, what do you think would be the best decision for you regarding your vocation?
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How will you live out your relationship with Jesus in this environment? How will you leverage that work to have a substantial positive impact on the Church?
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No matter how you think God got you into your work, He certainly expects you to represent His name and gospel there. In addition to ministry, though, you have to use your career to make a living, so the other side of this work as worship coin is how you will steward the resources that God gives you through your vocation. Listen to Alan explain how he and his wife have handled their stewardship.



If you were going to cap out your salary now in order to keep to a moderate lifestyle in the future, what would you do? How would you determine your family's cap?
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When, or if, conflict arises in your family because you are spending far less than you are able, how will your family realize and embrace that you are living the better alternative?
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If God blesses you in the future with a great income beyond your family's cap, what would you love to do for the Kingdom with that extra money?
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Every Christian has a ministry. Part of our calling as disciples is that we live for Him in our vocations and honor Him with our stewardship. Like Alan did with his wife, make plans now for the ways you will honor God in the future.