LIFE Business Night
October 14 7:15 pm
We believe that there is a multitude of people for who God has gifted and positioned in the marketplace, to help fund His great Kingdom and see it advance. Through the support of like-minded people and the passion to establish God’s Kingdom, we believe we will be able to invest into a generation and see pathway to harvest.
A life in business is more than a career choice, it’s a call with a purpose that extends well beyond ourselves. LIFE Business is here to CONNECT our business people with one another, to inspire, resource and empower you to transform your marketplace. LIFE Business is for everybody with a heart for business. We want to involve employees, business owners, department heads, business students, professional advisors, retirees, investors, CEOs and sole traders. There is no fee to join LIFE Business.
To inspire, uplift, affirm and encourage our business people by providing them with quality teaching, clarity and insight about their purpose and influence as Christians in the marketplace.
To come alongside our business people and provide practical support through mentoring, training and connection. We will draw on the skills and resources of our people, sharing our knowledge, experience and expertise with one another.
To contribute to the building of the kingdom, through giving of our time, skills, resources, and funds to LIFE to support the vision. We see this as an opportunity for business people to serve through using their God-given gifts and talents.
An opportunity for relationship and connection. We want to enable people to ask for help and prayer and connect with others in the church who have particular skills and experience.
A diverse programme of regular events throughout the year, including great teaching on marketplace ministry and Kingdom building, real testimonies from business people about their journey, practical advice from experts about business topics of interest, prayer meetings and more.
Discussion about the financial life of the church which allows participants to see where the need in the house is. They can then contribute directly (whether financially or through giving of their time and experience) to the projects that they are passionate about.
it’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps. Ecclesiastes 4:9 (The Message)
Each Term - commencing 30 July - Night School - Business Classes
Practical workshops run by other business practitioners for small to medium sized business owners, entrepreneurs and those considering stepping into business. Topics will include marketing, sales, booking and accounting basics, financing and dealing with banks, goal setting and business planning.
Monday 19 August – The Game Changer
(business principles game learning)
The Game Changer, in conjunction with The Icehouse, is a business owner or manager course, played as a fun game on large i-pads per table. Table teams own and run a fictitious business over a couple of financial years getting to making key decisions along the way.
Certain real world scenarios play out that impact the businesses that participants have to anticipate, consider and respond to. This is a fun, practical and very real way of learning key business skills with proven success across many other business forums in NZ.
Teams performance against the scenarios and a best practice business framework are scored in real time – there will be plenty of banter across tables for bragging rights!
Limited to 48 participants.
Monday 14 October – Business 101: Residential Property Investing
Practical business training prior to our LIFE business Night including time for Q&A.
Tuesday’s 29 October, 5 & 12 November – Market Share Business Training
(business decision making board game learning) developing business skills such as negotiation, communication, collaboration, planning and strategy.
Limited to 40 participants.
We have people in LIFE who, through NEXT STEPS, are activating their God-given gift for business and offering to share their skills and experiences with others.
We have a team of volunteers who connects those needing business mentoring with those who have offered to help.
Please email us at [email protected] outlining the type of mentoring support you might need and we’ll do our best to connect you.
One of the best ways to upskill is through our Night School - Business Classes – see details above.