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GOD made you and was pleased. Why are you trying to be someone else? GOD called you. HE called me too. That is why I put the entire curriculum is in a single book.


  • Chapter 1 - What does success look like to GOD? / Do you like you?
  • Chapter 2 - What is blocking true success? / Could you be in your own way?
  • Chapter 3 - Are you as smart as GOD? / When should you ask for help?
  • Chapter 4 - Is it too noisy to hear GOD? / What are the priorities?
  • Chapter 5 - If GOD made you unique, why are you trying to be someone else? / Fair Price? / How do people know you are the expert?
  • Chapter 6 - Should you sell or pray right now? / Is the kingdom really first in your life? / Are you prepared?
  • Chapter 7 - What promises did you make? / What are GOD’S promises for your customers?

Who is this for?

For Organization Leaders (Administrators, Executive Leaders, and Pastors)

Thank you for being a transformation leader!
The GOD-Centered Business is a transformational methodology that challenges business owners to fully give their lives to JESUS and make HIM known through a renewed look at their approach to operating their business.

GOD provides the vision. GOD grows the business leader to grow people. GOD increases the business in unexpected ways.

The GOD-Centered Business Leader’s Guide and Personal Growth Journal can help you build a community where entrepreneurs can come together to solve problems while surrendering their lives to GOD to be used for HIS purpose. This guide has tips to help you provide atmosphere of accountability so people will not slip through the cracks.

For Instructors (Volunteers, Group Leaders, Facilitators)

Congratulations for being chosen to lead a flock of business owners in the direction of GOD’s purposes for their lives. Your role is key to the success of many. Teaching the GOD-centered business methodology is your chance to plant the seeds of encouragement that will be passed on to the business owner’s customers. In turn their customers may be added to your flock to be prayed for and nurtured.

What will a successful program look like?

Teach the framework versus trying to answer all the questions. You will be successful if you can be transparent about mistakes, times when you lacked knowledge, and any struggles you have as a human that are appropriate to reveal within a class period. Let your class know you are a guide and will provide them with a framework where they can follow GOD for their answers. As an instructor, your goal is to get the class to think rather than trying to have the information fully understood and adopted right in front of you.


For Entrepreneurs

If you are a business owner who is curious about the principles of a GOD-centered business and how to share these principles with others, wonderful choice! Incorporating GOD into your business is exactly the purpose of this methodology. Perhaps your business provides instructional training and this framework is the right fit for your organization. Teach the framework to enable your staff or fellow business owners to discover answers and grow in their faith in JESUS.

GOD will expand your territory as you show that you truly seek HIM as you run your business.

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What is the purpose of a class?

The goal is to build a local community where business leaders can learn to serve GOD through their business. This class is designed to guide participants in a course of study called the GOD-Centered Business. Throughout this course there are exercises that you will guide the participants through that will serve as tools to help them think. Each image and accompanying exercise has been carefully cultivated to broaden the participant’s thinking. The script is there to give you the an example of what to say. You do not have to follow the script word for word.

The information, while presented in a linear fashion, is to be used by the participants over and over. The more they follow the principles and guidelines, the better they will become at using the principles. One cycle through all of the information is known as an iteration. Be careful about teaching bits and pieces of the information outside of the suggested structure of the class as each section builds upon the last and assumes the participants have completed exercises from the previous section.

Should I charge participants?

The GOD-Centered Business curriculum consists of three books:

The GOD-Centered Business Leader’s Guide and Personal Growth Journal (Leader’s Guide)
The GOD-Centered Business Guidebook and Personal Growth Journal (Participant’s Workbook)
The GOD-Centered Business: A Foundational Framework to Grow with Resilience (Study Guide)


Consider if you or your organization has enough funds to cover the cost of all three books for the instructor and leaders of the organization or enough to purchase them and then offer them at a discounted rate.

As for whether or not to charge participants who desire to attend the course, prayerfully consider the section “Emerge Different” to get a perspective on pricing.

Exercise 5—Choose a Pricing Strategy
Exercise 6—Understand Pricing Factors
Exercise 7—Set the Price
General Pricing Tiers
Keystone Pricing
Hourly Pricing

As an organization leader ask:
Should we charge a flat rate?
Should we ask for a donation?
Should we offer the course free but take a donation for the cost of the books?

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Steps

Action Steps to Get Started

1. Start with a group of business people who need to talk.
What’s the solution to business owners who feel forgotten or neglected?
Remember them.

According to the Small Business Administration, in 2018 there were 30.2 million small businesses in the United States. According to CNBC, in 2020 7.5 Million small businesses were at risk of going out of business permanently.

Many entrepreneurs have fallen on hard times and are possibly ready to turn their hearts to GOD, but with such overwhelming numbers, the laborers are few. Also, many who have lost their jobs are considering starting a business, but do not know how. Some who are widowed, single parents, divorced, mature, or medically challenged, feel forgotten as they take on the challenge of a business, seemingly, by themselves. Tell them they are remembered.

Instead of having the business owner search the internet or get advice that may be contrary to your faith teaching, why not incorporate the GOD-centered business curriculum into your overall ministry or business strategy. The purpose of forming a group of business leaders is to provide support and love for those who feel isolated.


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2. Present the framework.

The GOD-centered business owner dreams bigger than herself. Her business is about people. GOD guides the business and guides the business owner to the people to serve. You can come alongside by presenting this curriculum to your congregation or to the local business owners GOD sends your way. Here is an overview of the seven weeks of the class this book features:

Week 1: Dream Bigger—Allowing GOD to stretch you to achieve HIS vision for your business.
Week 2: Remove the Trash—Modifying your leadership style to align to GOD’s passion.
Week 3: Seek Wisdom—Depending on GOD to identify and fill gaps in resources and skills.
Week 4: Go to the Desert—Breaking GOD’s vision into small pieces to plan and prepare for resilience.
Week 5: Emerge Different—Being led by GOD to price and market your expertise in your industry.
Week 6: Kingdom-First Mindset—Gaining confidence from GOD to tell versus sell.
Week 7: Lead to Promises—Living GOD’s promises through outstanding customer service.
This class is designed to help the presenter as well as the recipient learn about GOD and follow HIM. This structured method is flexible for all business types. It is meant for business owners to work together with their customers to discover gaps in their business strategy versus guessing at blind spots. It can be used as a one-time seven-week class or an ongoing group that goes through the information in ten-week increments, with classes three or four hours per week.

Through this class, business owners will learn how to retrofit or create a resilient business that withstands life's obstacles and grows with purpose. As you walk with them during this class, you can remind them that they are called to an incredible work. You’re here to walk alongside them just as CHRIST does.

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3. Select instructors.
The best instructors have T.I.M.E.
Teachable:The willingness to learn something new is highly important.
Innovative:1. Very creative people or 2. GOD has given them a business idea, but maybe they don’t know how to get going with it.
Motivated:Dependable and available to teach consistently for 10 weeks (three weeks of preparation time; seven weeks of instruction). One to two hours of preparation time is also needed each week.
Excited:Holding attention takes enthusiasm and excitement. A passion for making CHRIST known is required.
Imperfect people are required.

The best instructors also know they aren’t perfect. People with rough edges are those who feel they do not have themselves together. Encourage this group that imperfect people are required. Explain to the reluctant that even if they aren’t good at speaking, have failed over and over, or have some other barrier but still have a passion for making JESUS known as the only answer to salvation and earthly problems, then they are great candidates to lead a group through the GOD-centered business class.

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4. Pray, prepare, practice and produce.
  • Pray

    Encouragement is desperately needed. Please pray for the business leaders in your congregation or community. Some work so hard, they have no time for anything else. Transformation is needed from a business-centered life to a GOD-centered business that gives life.

    Sample Prayer for the GOD-Centered Business Community:
    Dear LORD, please bless this community with YOUR wisdom. Fill this group with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT, making the experience special and filled with power. Amen.

  • Prepare

    Here the instructor accepts the “Prepare with a Promise” and “Prepare by Accepting GOD’s Call” terms, and does the required exercises in the first week of the ten-week program.
    Prayerfully Prepare with a Promise
    Groups need structure, especially busy people. Committed instructors are necessary for true transformation. Cancellations happen, but too many cancellations destroy a group. The following promise is taken by the instructor.

    I promise, to the best of my ability, to be prayerful, patient, prepared and punctual during the teaching sessions.
    Prayerfully Prepare by Accepting GOD’s Call
    Throughout the methodology I will sometimes call the instructor a teacher. In Ephesians 4:11, teaching is listed as one of the gifts of the Spirit, and therefore is a calling. It is more than volunteering. Called people consider the work GOD has given them to do to be a very high priority in their lives. The assumption is that each teacher would be serious, but a calling is a promise to GOD that you outwardly accept the responsibility for guiding a vulnerable flock.

    People are vulnerable and need to talk to others who are trustworthy. Realize that many who are hurt, may not trust those who sound like they are helping but seem to be insincere. That is why it is important to take the teaching position seriously. James writes about it: “My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment“ (James 3:1).

    GOD takes the role of the teacher seriously. HE will bless those who are open and honest. If you chose to be a teacher, be honest and admit that you don’t have all of the answers. (But have a plan in place to seek more information.)

    I promise sincerity in presenting GOD’s word, I promise to the best of my ability to teach with gentleness and patience, I also promise to the best of my ability to be open, honest and transparent when teaching this class and any class related to GOD’s word.

    Prayerfully Prepare by Understanding the Exercises Before Teaching

    Part of the journey is discovery versus knowing all of the answers. Everyone involved with presenting the information should become familiar with the content of the GOD-Centered Business methodology.

    Even if you are not presenting but instead are supporting the class, you should be familiar with the methodology. Identify areas where there are gaps in understanding and discuss them with the team involved in the class before presenting the material to participants.

    Before teaching, it is important to check your own motives and possible blind spots that can hinder the success of the participants absorbing the information.

    The following exercises from chapter 2 can aid in self-examination:

    Exercise 2—Identify the Root to Remove can help you self-examine behaviors that may block success.
    Exercise 3—Stabilize Your Leadership Style by Filling the Heart is a leadership adjustment exercise that can help you change the blocking behaviors.
    Exercise 8—Plan to Address Internal Issues is a problem identification exercise usually performed by business owners to list issues to address.
    Exercise 11—Forgiveness is an overview on how to forgive
    Exercise 12—Forgive Them is an exercise to forgive people and be a better leader.
    Exercise 13—Seek Forgiveness is an exercise to ask for forgiveness and be a stronger leader.

    Some people like to do in-depth study of all the information as part of their preparation. Others like to prepare just before presenting. Whatever your style, being prepared is important to keep the group engaged.

    Before teaching the class do Exercises 2, 3, 8, 11, 12 and 13 of “Remove the Trash.” Also, review all class materials.

  • Practice Perfection is not required— this could not be stressed enough. Practice, however, enables the instructor to become familiar with the information. The instructor can hold a practice session with your staff or he can practice at home by himself.

    In either case, jot down notes to give feedback or provide suggestions. Practice time doesn’t take seven weeks; rather, it is to be used to discuss how to present the information and to answer questions that may arise.

  • Produce Ready to begin the journey? This is a continuous improvement program. The more you do it, the better you will become. Produce the fruit of the Spirit and your efforts will return to you with abundance.

    Ready!

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