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Marketplace education opens the mind

GEM success is a teaching and mentoring programme that offers practical guide to integrating grace in the marketplace and empowers you to do more in less time, without sweat (self-effort)

Integrating grace for Business success

Luke 6:47-49(New Living Translation) 47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. 49 But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”

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GEM success is a teaching and mentoring programme that offers practical guide to integrating grace in the marketplace and empowers you to do more in less time, without sweat (self-effort)

BIBLE BASED PROGRAMME

The programme is Bible based, but is open to all. It seeks to challenge participants to consider business as more than physical exchange of money.

The aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic clearly shows the need to build businesses on solid foundation, which is stronger than what man can do, that is the Word of God. COVID-19 is a type of “flood” that arose and “the stream beat vehemently against that house.” Indeed “things fell apart” and continue to fall apart. Some of the “houses” were literally stripped of both the foundation and everything above. This brought fear and anxiety to some people in business who have been severely damaged, financially, emotionally, mentally, psychologically, and even physically. The changing business landscape equally affects those who have dreams and visions to start businesses and create wealth.

In many ways, COVID-19 pandemic revealed what was going on in the marketplace unnoticed especially among Christians, running businesses on self-effort, human wisdom, and world system, independent of God. At best, there has been “cherry-picking” of godly principles from the Bible leading to a form of godliness without power, not realising that covenants don’t mix. It is important to “rightly divide the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). God wants us to make money, His way. This calls for a paradigm shift in doing business and as already laid out in the mandatory courses on “Foundations of Wealth Creation”, the shift starts with the (prospective) businessperson.

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Biblical Business

The Biblical Business courses are designed to help businesses make this shift (transition). The paradigm shift is to switch from the familiar “world system” way of doing business based on human knowledge and experience (sweat system) to “grace through faith” way of doing business, where we rely on Holy Spirit leading (seed system). The courses show that God provided tools for wealth creation and this comes as an extension of a healthy spiritual relationship, with God as the Source and the businessperson as a steward. As will be revealed in these courses, grace is viewing business as an investment opportunity to possess God-given inheritance. Not only is the approach secure, but it’s also simple, stress-free and taps into the practical benefits of trusting God.

Structure of lessons

Whilst each lesson will be subject specific and thus different in approach, the following is the general outline structure:

Knowledge:

This section brings out the basic biblical knowledge considered key to the subject area. It is not exhaustive, but provides foundational starting point and direction for participants to develop their knowledge, as necessary.

Understanding:

Knowledge that is not understood remains as information and can easily be forgotten. According to scriptures (Matthew 13:19), lack of understanding is like seed that is left exposed on the ground and not planted in the ground. Understanding leads to change of perspective (revelation) and ultimately, application. It is important to understand the Bible in a way that brings success in business.

Revelation/Reflections:

This section brings out some hidden nuggets of the simplicity and power of the gospel truth for our daily use in business. Some of the “sacred cows” in religion are killed and the truth sets participants free to excel in business.

Application:

For the most part, the Bible is largely viewed as a morale code of conduct only, preparing people to go to heaven but with little application in business. This section shows the immediate practical application of the lesson in business. It is designed to challenge participants to do something about the lesson and prepares them for the next lesson.

Assessment:

Some lessons come with an assignment and/or short test to assess understanding. A 50% pass mark is required for all courses that are prerequisites for other courses.

For each lesson, the sections may not receive equal attention during the class session, depending on the subject of discussion. Therefore, participants are strongly recommended to individually study the sections beforehand and ask any questions during the course of the programme.

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Boost Your Business/ Career by Learning Skills that will set you apart

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