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.

Our Purpose

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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.

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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.

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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.

What we offer

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.

Upcoming Events

LIFE Business Night

Success Factors: Resilience, Innovation and Purpose
Monday 19 October, LIFE Central (25 Normanby Road)
Doors open at 7pm

(If alert levels restrict our ability to meet we will be meeting online)

Join the LIFE Business team on Monday 19 October for a conversation on resilience, innovation and purpose with Peter McBride, Chairman Elect of Fonterra, CEO of Trinity Lands and former Chairman of Zespri International.

 

Peter’s leadership spans the kiwifruit sector’s PSA Bacteria crisis which devastated the industry in 2010. Orchard values bottomed out at bare land values and Zespri shares went from $1.20 to $0.26. The wholesale culling of Gold Kiwifruit that was implemented is the single biggest biosecurity action in New Zealand’s agricultural history. The resilience and innovation of the industry enabled its survival and ensured a thriving future. Zespri was awarded Deloitte Top 200 Company of the Year and Peter was awarded Chairperson of the Year (2018). Trinity Lands stands as an inspirational example of the potential impact of purpose-focused business people. The charity was founded by a group of Waikato farmers in the 1950s who leveraged their farming and business acumen to fund community work which now sees multiple millions given away on an annual basis.

BUSINESS 101: Investing – Where to from here?
Starting at 6pm

Join John Read and our expert panel for a discussion on investing post-COVID. Our experts will be discussing property, shares and other financial tools. Business 101 classes are practically focused to provide you with keys to take away and action, so why not come early, connect with likeminded business people and gain some new insights at the same time!

Building Beyond

Previously on Building Beyond – 17 August

Join expert panel Jane Sweeney, Tovia Va'aelua, Peter Boyce and John Read discussing the New Zealand and global outlook for the next quarter with a specific focus on technology and property trends.

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)

Business Training

Business Night Class Training

 

Term 4: Business Simulation Game (TBC)

Business Mentoring

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.

Business Resources

Check out past LIFE Business NIGHT presentations, Business 101 workshops & slides, access Night Class courses, find useful business links and access a business self-assessment tool all on our Resources page.

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