Thursday, September 8, 2011

Entrepreneurship: School of Ministry

The second group of students to complete the Entrepreneurship course finished this week. This group of pastors-in-training, teachers…and Andy (Lauren’s husband) spent the last four weeks learning how to create a business plan for use in business-related decision making, for use in supporting funding proposals, and to guide them in actually starting their businesses.

Some of the material was more complex but if the group continues supporting one another to help move their projects forward I have no doubt they will indeed succeed. I used Matthew 7:1 and Matthew 25:16 as examples of staying motivated to act on what the students have learned thus far.

Matthew 7:1 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:16 “The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more.”

Their assignment is to complete the written form of the business plan before my return in December at which time we’ll develop financial proposals for submission to microloan organizations operating in the area. I can’t wait to see these dreams become a reality.