Still, the owner, Doug Erickson, insists it is a religious company because, when it was failing and he thought about selling them off, he “gave it over to God” and now it makes money. “Erickson believes that his role as President and majority shareholder of the Dealerships is that of a steward of a business given to him by God and that his employees are God’s children who are entrusted to his care. He regards it as his religious duty to operate the Dealerships in conformity with his religious beliefs,” states the complaint. It also notes that he believes his company is a “marketplace ministry,” meaning he evangelizes to his employees and customers — a fact that I’m sure some of his customers would no doubt prefer to be made aware of before coming to shop.
Does just being a “religious” owner of a company mean that you get to declare your business to be faith-based? Now, as new lawsuits against the mandate pile up, the correlation of what constitutes a religious business is getting more tenuous. A recent press release announcing yet another suit says it is being filed by a “faith-based car dealership” that says its religious beliefs are being violated by being forced to cover contraception in their health care plans.
From a Christian social justice perspective, many have called the distinction between regional and national accreditation a cartel that is a major injustice that hurts the poor.  Having said that, there are those that still maintain this distinction, so we address their concerns in this section. This letter from Dr. Leah Matthews addresses some concerns about the quality of DEAC accreditation.

Close to My Heart specialized in scrapbooks and stamping supplies. Competitively priced, the products are attractive to hobbyists who would like to support a Christian organization. This sales marketing position is available to people in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Since 2008 Close to My Heart has supported more than 1,500 children through the charity Operation Smile.


A private, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to connect business men and women of the western world with entrepreneurs of the developing world in order to help these entrepreneurs create and build sustaining businesses that will enable them to improve the standard of living in their communities, fund the work of their local churches, and raise the social impact of Christians in their country.
With theChristiandude.com, you learn in a Christ-centered environment how to prosper from affiliate marketing, and how you can prosper from actively searching, blogging, fellowship, or being involved with any of the thousands of websites, message boards, and communities. “So, what is this ‘affiliate marketing’ that you speak of, ChristianDude? And will it really help me create my own Christian work from home opportunity?” Awww, we’re glad you asked.

It’s a question that came to the forefront with Eden Foods, a self-proclaimed “faith-based” business challenging the contraception mandate. Although the owner filed suit out of religious objection to covering birth control, he admitted to reporter Irin Carmon he really didn’t care one way or the other, he just didn’t want to pay for it. “Because I don’t care if the federal government is telling me to buy my employees Jack Daniel’s or birth control. What gives them the right to tell me that I have to do that? That’s my issue, that’s what I object to, and that’s the beginning and end of the story.”
In previous posts, I laid the Biblical foundation for why I believe God does call us to our vocations. In January, I will be writing a series of posts that delve much deeper into this notion of calling and explore the various callings that Paul teaches us about in the Bible – including our vocational calling. I think it will bring more clarity to this topic, and I look forward to your thoughts and feedback on it.
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I came across your site by chance or better yet by God’s will today. I started a business sometime ago but haven’t been able to really put my all and all into it to date because I still work full-time for someone else. Your encouraging points about our Lord being an Entrepreneur gave me food for thought, especially the one that said “Do what you need to do today until God opens up another door tomorrow.”

Crowned Free is a direct selling company that was created so women can run their own cause-based fashion business and bring hope to survivors of Human Trafficking. You can create a sustainable income for yourself and employment opportunities for rescued women at the same time. When you sell Crowned Free products as a Social Entrepreneur, you are providing life-changing opportunities of employment to the survivors who make many of the items in our collection. Crowned Free also gives back a portion of all profits to organizations in the US, and around the world, who are working to restore hope in the women who have escaped human trafficking and exploitation.
More and more Christians are thirsting for the opportunity to stay at home with their families, or even help out their spouse or family with a little extra cash in a tight economy, and one example of prospering from the Internet is for you to simply direct websurfers to websites and get anywhere from 10% to 80% of all sales you refer. We teach you how to drive thousands of websurfers to websites, no matter what “niche” you prefer, and no matter what type of Christian home business or Christian work from home approach you might want to take!
Not long ago I contacted Sunu about starting a home business. I had read her post on 50 Authentic Online Business Ideas That Actually Work} and was inspired to put my talents to use to help my family earn a second income. What was merely a dream in my heart quickly began to take shape, and by the end of the year it was a reality as I launched my website: Missional Call – a fellowship and resource center for missionaries. Sunu expertly walked me through each phase with precise and well thought out step-by-step instructions. It was obvious as we met online on a weekly basis, that she had prepared for each session ahead of time. She knew what she planned to bring to the table and her obvious talent for teaching made me feel confident that indeed I could do this! I know that you will not only find these modules helpful, you will come away with great confidence that you can put your talents to work for you and produce a quality, marketable product!
Whatever your area of expertise in life, or wherever your passions lie, there are undoubtedly and assuredly ways for you to prosper online. Whether your passion is selling children’s toys or children’s books, or Bibles, or T-shirts, or e-books… or even products related to cancer, ADHD, arthritis, and similar things that have impacted your life, you can and will prosper online. There are thousands of companies and tens of thousands of products within any niche that you can dream up, which offer ways for you to prosper online.
Not long ago I contacted Sunu about starting a home business. I had read her post on 50 Authentic Online Business Ideas That Actually Work} and was inspired to put my talents to use to help my family earn a second income. What was merely a dream in my heart quickly began to take shape, and by the end of the year it was a reality as I launched my website: Missional Call – a fellowship and resource center for missionaries. Sunu expertly walked me through each phase with precise and well thought out step-by-step instructions. It was obvious as we met online on a weekly basis, that she had prepared for each session ahead of time. She knew what she planned to bring to the table and her obvious talent for teaching made me feel confident that indeed I could do this! I know that you will not only find these modules helpful, you will come away with great confidence that you can put your talents to work for you and produce a quality, marketable product!
I used to work at a private university run by priests. Mobbing by the rector was the rule, greed and extorting money from students too, as well as finding ways of not paying the employees (for instance, although Christmas and Easter are bank holidays, they treated them as my personal leave and paid me less). And, as a priest, the rector behaves as if he were above the law. Or maybe it's the Vatican law he obeys, not the Polish law?
In fact, theChristiandude.com has the best Christian affiliate program around, as we will pay you 40%-60% of all initial sales, plus ongoing and residual commissions for as long as that person remains a member. In this industry, residuals are the exception, not the norm in affiliate marketing! With thousands upon thousands of companies offering to compensate you for promoting their products as an affiliate, it is so easy to find products to promote that are close to your heart or interests.
I came across your site by chance or better yet by God’s will today. I started a business sometime ago but haven’t been able to really put my all and all into it to date because I still work full-time for someone else. Your encouraging points about our Lord being an Entrepreneur gave me food for thought, especially the one that said “Do what you need to do today until God opens up another door tomorrow.”
Think for a moment about selling a $49.95 e-book with 50% commission… you make $24.97 when you cause that websurfer to click their mouse button. Gee, if only you had a “plan of attack” to learn how to start your own Christian home-based business, instead of always chasing your tail and wondering where to start and what to do next! Ohhhh… wait a second. We offer that to you!
Countless Internet marketers continue to make product suites out of 20 various items from the exact products in our database, while selling those packages as OTO’s (“one time only” offers) anywhere from $27 to $97, and with immense success. Right now and today, you can enter our members area and have access to the ultimate getting started guide, being our own 30 day action plan and comprehensive tutorial, The Plan of Attack… plus access to more than 50,000 articles with PLR rights, and access to 3,000 products (and growing) that you can resell or repackage as your own suites of products for that same $97.
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.
When I hear about Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, or so many others who have made millions or billions of dollars and then have established foundations and trusts in their name whereby they can continue to distribute money through charitable causes throughout the years to come, I think that’s awesome! I think we ought to celebrate that, and I think we ought to duplicate that, that Christians.
The Bible is all about Jesus and His Atoning Sacrifice on the Cross for US! We don’t need to (and cannot) do anything more. I tell others of the Salvific work of Christ, and how believing in your heart (where only God can look), the Holy Spirit works change in our nature. Our we still sinful? YES of course but we’re freed of the crushing guilt of the Law and we rejoice at God’s forgiveness. We are all beggars; we look to Christ; we confess the one TRUE FAITH given once to the saints – why would you, Bill Woolsey, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, and countless others push new ideas on what Christ’s Church needs to do and to be ?
I am still contracting, but my wife & I have been feeling a shift in many of the areas that you speak of. I have always seen the business as a ministry & have seen God use it to impact lives, but we felt it was time to develop in our entrepreneurial thinking. I believe there is going to be a move of God in this nation & I believe it will be huge in the marketplace. Feel like we are just getting started down this path & I appreciate that God is stirring your heart & your sharing this.
Good post, Brad. I know it was written a while back, but I just came across it. To me, a Christian entrepreneur is one who runs their business to bring honor to God. It may be in the way they deal with customers, what they do with their money, offering quality products, etc. Everything they do, they do to the best of their ability, as it says in Colossians 3:23, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord aned not to men.”
Successful entrepreneurs look at the world through a lens of opportunity. We want to train the next generation to think entrepreneurially from a young age. Thinking outside of the box, looking for solutions where others see dead-ends and creating new opportunities are just a few of the things needed to succeed as an entrepreneur. Let us help pass this mindset on to your children and teens!

With theChristiandude.com, you learn in a Christ-centered environment how to prosper from affiliate marketing, and how you can prosper from actively searching, blogging, fellowship, or being involved with any of the thousands of websites, message boards, and communities. “So, what is this ‘affiliate marketing’ that you speak of, ChristianDude? And will it really help me create my own Christian work from home opportunity?” Awww, we’re glad you asked.
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