The faculty members within Crown’s Christian online bachelor’s degree programs have strong faith, the highest level of academic training and significant business experience. Many are committed to teaching while remaining active business leaders and managers. As a result, faculty members bring real-life experience into the online classroom, to provide students with a clear picture of business challenges and opportunities.
A successful entrepreneur serves others, often at great risk, difficulty, and cost. Profits are a sign that the entrepreneur has successfully served others, but the profits only come after the endeavor. Along the way the entrepreneur may risk income, financial safety for himself and his family, his retirement, his home, and possibly the same of friends and family.
Many entrepreneurs desire to become financially independent in order to care for their families, give to the needy, and fund missionary ventures. They have an idea, locate the funds to begin, and take on the responsibility for managing their own companies. When the motivation is honorable, and the business is honorable, God delights to bless it (Psalm 37:23). When an entrepreneur’s motive is selfish or sin-based, the business will not enjoy God’s blessing and may become a hindrance to God’s best plan for the owner’s life. As with all decisions, Christian must seek wisdom from the Lord before taking that first step in establishing a business (James 1:5). Part of wisdom is planning ahead (see Luke 14:28–29). When wisdom says it is a good idea, when all costs have been counted and the priorities are straight, entrepreneurship can be a benefit to the entrepreneur and to the world.
Strive Masiyiwa is a mobile telecoms giant and Zimbabwe’s richest man. He is the founder of Econet Wireless, a company that provides telecommunication services to more than 15 countries on and beyond the African continent. His initial attempts to begin in entrepreneurship were met with hostility from his government, which had a monopoly on communications services at the time. Eventually the government conceded, and demand for his product exploded. Masiyiwa told Forbes magazine that praying hard and giving back are two key elements to his entrepreneurial strategies. To complement this, he also co-runs a Christian charity that has sponsored education, food, and healthcare for more than 28,000 Zimbabwean orphans.
Wow -I really enjoyed your articles and comments. I believe you are right on with the current situation in our country. We are buried in debt to keep the latest fashion in clothes and cars etc but cant give to tithes and missions or even to help someone in need, we will stand at a ballgame for hours but cant at church for 5 minutes,we will sit through through 2 and 3 hour @#$%^&*movies but cant sit in church for 1 , we spend more time reading,texting and talking, etc but never spend anytime in God`s Word or prayer. Sad – I have been guilty too
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