Four areas, namely the overarching or integrating theme of:
1. God’s purpose in the world
2. Role of business in serving people
3. Role of business in creation care and
4. Role of profit
The intentional pursuit for excellence in the business and as a profession of the Faith. Any enterprise must focus these two elements daily with stakeholders as well as with the long-term direction of the business.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”
Relationships over time provide opportunities for stakeholders to see the distinct character of the business, e.g., its witness: (a) indirect interactions among internal and external groups such as employees, clients, suppliers, governments, and (b) the indirect influence the business affects in its community with families and friends of employees, local communities, and other businesses within the market.
Real, viable, sustainable, and profitable business operations that contribute to the success of the business over time.
Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ”
Business as Mission companies believes in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform individuals and communities on all levels (physical, spiritual, emotional, behavioral) and thus seek to be faithful instruments for the Holy Spirit by revealing Christ through the business to the greater glory of God.
Philippians 3:14 NLT “I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us”
The business is both the means and the message; it leverages every opportunity to serve spiritual, social, and economic needs; it, therefore, embodies the Gospel message through its demonstrable, distinctive actions.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God”
I started this company about a year and a half ago. I was introduced to this when someone said, “Call Ray because he’ll know what to do with this.” There was a video clip I saw, and the first thing I thought of was, “I can have an impact on humanity by feeding the world.” Now, that’s a far vision from meaning something close to an idea. But, I took it and ran with it. I created the company and the things we have together today. The foundation involves indoor farming or agriculture done indoors with soil. We can go anywhere from a 5,000-square-foot building up to a 100,000-square-foot building if we choose to. But, our perfect model is 10,000 square feet based on the math and the science behind it. We can grow 266,000 pounds of produce every 30 days in sustainable soil.