(Summary of The Kingdom Summit 2014 Session by Teju Ajani)
KINGDOM CULTURE IN BUSINESS
Here are some steps that we can follow in order to infuse Kingdom culture in our startups or existing businesses
At the outset, we must identify and set out our vision. Habakkuk 2:2 says, ‘Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.’ It’s important for us to clearly hear from God about what He wants for us to do. We can’t make up things for ourselves.
This is an appropriate principle for us to follow not only while setting up an organization but also while starting work in a new place or a company. Questions like ‘What am I doing here? Why am I here? What is the purpose of this thing in my life?’ will aid us in hearing from God clearly.
- LIST OUT
As we hear God’s response, we must write it down. Let me tell you how writing out solidifies the vision in our minds.
- The plan takes on a more real shape.
- It is one thing to tell somebody about an idea and another to actually explain the details of the idea that God gives us.
- It also helps to set boundaries for the enforcers to work around.
- ESTABLISHING THE RIGHT STRUCTURE
Google is a 35,000 odd employee company. It’s not easy for one person to carry the culture across the Company and represent it fully. But the Company has structured and dedicated itself to a crystal clear vision which enables the employees to work confidently.
- REGULAR AIGNMENT REVIEW
We all get hit by life. But, it’s extremely necessary that we go back and review our life patterns. We must make a regular habit of reflecting whether our initial plan matches with God’s Word to us in the particular season.
- WILLINGNESS TO EVOLVE AND GROW
We may change but God DOESN’T CHANGE. EVER! He gives the right Word for the right season. We need to continually be willing to listen to Him, evolve and change. Now, it doesn’t mean that we fickly run after every new doctrine. We must be only willing to let God steer us in a particular direction as He leads us.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, ‘To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven. 1 Corinthians 3:2 says, ‘I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able’. Our position in life will be (and should be) different from what it is today.
- KEEP ALL THINGS RELATABLE
Sometimes we tend to be a polarizing and are willing to connect and relate only with people who are part of our clique, group and church. But we need to remember that while we were still sinners, Christ Jesus died for us. God loves all people regardless of age, creed or culture. We must know how to reflect God’s love to the world around us. The culture that we create must carry a whole group of people who feel loved and wanted.