Our Mission

To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.

Hosea 12.6 begs, so now, come back to your God. Act with love and justice, and always depend on Him.

The election is over so now what do we do? Will Donald Trump solve all of our ills as a country? The resounding answer needs to be, ‘no’ if we are going to move ahead as a country and ‘make America great again.’ The quagmire we find ourselves isn’t the result of government action or inaction primarily. The situation we find ourselves in as a nation is the result of the way we as a nation have chosen to live and behave.

So what should we do now? Exactly what God says to do as summarized by Hosea. Act with love and justice and always depend upon Him. How do we do this?

Racism has increased as a problem these past eight years. The Church is the only solution because it is the only voice that speaks to the issue from God’s perspective. What is that perspective? From one man and one woman God created all men and all women. All people are His design and desire, and in relationship to Him as Father, are all equal in value.

The Bible has consistently told us to love one another and to treat one another as deeply loved brothers and sisters, this is the will of God our Father. While not perfectly lived it is consistently commanded. Therefore the Church must reengage the work of loving everyone as we ourselves wish to be loved.

Second, we are to act justly. What does that mean? That means always doing what is right no matter the cost. Corruption has reached new heights of prevalence in government and media. This must stop among the people of God. We believe we are accountable to God for every word, deed and thought that has been done in disobedience to the will of God.

We must stop worrying about what will get us the next promotion or what is politically correct and start thinking about what God will reward and what is biblically correct. His will for us is to do what is right and good and fair. God hates bribes. God hates discrimination. God hates injustice. God hates lying, stealing and cheating. We must all be committed to doing the right thing everyday if we are going to change our culture.

Finally, we got into this mess because we have loved ourselves more than God which means we have put a greater emphasis on accumulating wealth for future security than accumulating good deeds for future reward. Depending upon God means doing what is right in His eyes first and trusting Him to protect us and provide for us when doing right goes against the will of the godless. Our dependence upon God means living for His purposes and honor on earth before accumulating for ourselves or seeking glory for ourselves.

If we will do these things we will change our society and by changing our society we wont need to look for president’s to save us or fix us. The fix is us doing the right thing all the time and the right thing to do is to act with love and justice while depending upon the Lord.

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November 14, 2016

The Secret to True Genius

by Rick Boxx

One of my favorite television shows is “Scorpion.” In this series, a group of socially inept geniuses contract with the Department of Defense to solve potentially catastrophic problems. They are highly intelligent, even though their people skills often leave something to be desired. The fascinating aspect of every episode in the series is that all the geniuses have their own unique fields of expertise, but when they combine those skills, their synergy and the sum of their collective genius solves incredibly complex and challenging problems.

Unlike many TV shows, in which the concepts presented defy comprehension and require the viewers to “suspend their disbelief,” the underlying concept for “Scorpion,” in addition to being very entertaining, has much practical value for real life – especially the workplace.

We see this demonstrated every day in our business and professional settings. Our organizations may have “star players,” highly talented individuals who stand out in terms of performance and productivity. But even these people could not accomplish what they do without the skills and contributions of many other individuals. Speaker and author Tim Sanders summarized this truth nicely at a conference that I attended when he said, “Genius is a team sport.”

There is an adage you might have heard, “You win with people.” It fits this idea of “genius,” whether in the workplace, on an athletic team, or even in a family. If you put the right people in the right places doing the right things, chances of success are much greater. You hardly ever see or hear someone espousing an individual working in total isolation, without assistance from anyone.

This concept is embraced in the Bible in a number of passages, including 1 Corinthians 12, which uses the metaphor of the human body to teach why collaboration as a team is important. The apostle Paul wrote, “If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts of the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be”
(1 Corinthians 12:17-18).

It can be a trap to give full attention to top performers and neglect the indispensable contributions of people who work behind the scenes or do “grunt work” so that top executives, salespeople and other leaders can excel at what they do best.

One of the great principles from the Scriptures is found in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, which reminds us, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!… Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

So the point is simple: If you want to maximize innovation in your organization, if you desire to create an environment where “true genius” is encouraged and has a chance to flourish, embrace and leverage the talents of others. As someone has wisely observed, “Not one of us is as smart as all of us combined.”

Copyright 2016, Integrity Resource Center, Inc. Adapted with permission from “Integrity Moments with Rick Boxx,” a commentary on issues of integrity in the workplace from a Christian perspective. To learn more about Integrity Resource Center or to sign up for Rick’s daily Integrity Moments, visit www.integrityresource.orgHis new book, Unconventional Business, provides “Five Keys to Growing a Business God’s Way.”

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