The last 13 years of my entrepreneurial adventure have taken me in many directions. From the start, belonging to the right community could have saved me time, money, and trial and error. It would have given me the tools I needed to succeed as a Christian Entrepreneur all in one place.
I know, a bold statement. Can you really find all you need to succeed as a Christian entrepreneur in one community? Let’s find out!
We’ll first review everything you need to succeed as a Christian entrepreneur. And then, we’ll go through how belonging to the right community can satisfy all your needs.
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Grow professionally, personally, and spiritually.
You can grow professionally, personally, and spiritually in the right community.
As a Christian business growth strategist and clarity coach, I have worked with hundreds of entrepreneurial-spirited women, just like you, in many different capacities over the last 13 years, as a business workshop facilitator and networking group host, mastermind organizer, coach, and more.
I have realized that we need community in a very specific way as believers in Jesus. We need to know that we have a support system with others in business who understand the challenges of being ‘on the front lines’ to show God’s goodness in the marketplace.
First, though, let’s look at what you really need to succeed as a Christian entrepreneur.
Business growth opportunities
Professionally you need business growth opportunities. Learning all the ins and outs of the business from marketing, messaging, relationship building, attracting clients (knowing who your clients are), sales call strategies, course building, social media strategies, creating a website, email marketing. . . should I go on?
Personal development approaches
You need personal development approaches. This requires ways to be more disciplined as you attempt to conduct your business and your life. I think of accountability methods, relationship-building techniques, practices to stay consistent, continued commitment to excellence, and connecting your faith and business. Hence, you serve God in an integrated way that makes your life seamless.
Grow in God
Spiritually you need to continue to grow in God and be transformed into the image of God’s Son, Jesus. Remember, it is your faith that fuels your business. Therefore, staying consistent with Bible study, prayer, and connection with other believers is essential.
Each of these areas is needed to succeed as a Christian entrepreneur. Now I know you can find communities for each one of these things. There are coaches, mentors, groups, and such that focus on maybe one or two of these areas.
You may have been involved or are still involved with one group for course development. Or maybe you have had a coaching community for branding. Perhaps you belong to a group with a mastermind where you can get many ideas or go to a networking group to promote yourself.
Again, these groups are limited because they are not approaching you as an entire person. And more importantly, not all those groups consider your unique perspective as a Christian.
Belonging to the right community
Have you felt that something is missing? Have you watched yourself start well in many of these communities to lose interest, not see more growth in yourself, or feel restless like you want something new?
As Christian entrepreneurs, we cannot ignore what God is doing to us, for us, and through us.
- What He does to us (you and me) is makes us more like His Son. God chose to grow, stretch, and transform you using business. He wants us to depend on Him for our work and results.
I love what Romans 12:2a says,
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.
We should not have the same minds as others in the business world. We are different, to be set apart, and stand out.
- What God is doing for us (you and me) is providing opportunities for growth by bringing people, tools, and resources across our path at just the right time. Knowing what to choose is where discernment comes in.
Romans 12:2b continues by saying,
Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Discernment is probably the most significant skill we need for our faith and business lives.
It is a tool to help us know which opportunities are from God and which are distractions from the enemy.
- What God is doing through us (you and me) is allowing us to serve Him by serving our clients. We find our significance and satisfaction by doing the work He calls us to do.
If we back up to Romans 12:1, we can see how we are to serve
. . . give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
We worship God each day as we work our businesses.
Can a community, one community, really meet your many needs? Is it possible to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually in one place? I know it is possible with the right activities, gatherings, programs, and tools.
Over these last 13 years, I have been offering pieces of this type of community. Each time I saw a need with my clients and members, I created a way to fulfill that need. God has brought me here to offer this community to you. Here’s the catch, we only have a waitlist right now. We are building all the pieces to provide it fully complete and functioning. If you want to get on the waitlist to know WHEN the community will be LIVE, click the link above.
Participating in the right community
So far, we’ve chatted about everything you need to succeed as a Christian entrepreneur. Things that grow you professionally, personally, and spiritually. Let’s now break down what types of activities would be needed inside the community to grow in all these areas.
For professional/business growth, there would need to be business workshops, questions and answer times, technical teaching, promotion opportunities, networking events, masterminding, feedback sessions, intentional worktimes with accountability, and collaborations.
For personal growth, there would need to be training around self-discipline. This includes relationship-building strategies through networking events, contributing to mastermind meetings, book discussion groups, and participating in feedback sessions and Q&As.
For spiritual growth, there would need to be Bible study, specific prayer occasions, and a time to meet as OIKOS, a household of believers, for connecting and communion.
Have we missed anything? Is there something you want or need in a business/faith community we have not addressed here? Let me know in the comments.
Christian Women Entrepreneur Community
This is a place for you, the Christian Woman Entrepreneur, to feel welcomed, supported, encouraged, and challenged to live and grow your faith while growing your business. To do the work God is calling you to do, knowing you have sisters that get you, are praying for you, want to see you succeed as a Christian entrepreneur, and are there for you along the way.
It can be challenging to find ‘your people.’ We tend to feel isolated and alone as we work our businesses each day. Not all of us work with other believers in our businesses, either. It does not matter if you are a Christian Entrepreneur or an Entrepreneur who works with Christians. We all are God’s ambassadors, to be salt and light to a world that desperately needs Him.
This verse reminds us why this type of community is so important.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Find your friends in the community, your business growth in the community, your faith stretched in the community, and your belonging in the right community to succeed as a Christian entrepreneur.
If this has excited you how it has excited me, click the link and get on the waitlist. If you want to chat about it, I also have a link for a Clarity Call.