How might Jesus do business?
He certainly showed no interest in profit. With his healing and teaching gifts, he could have made more money, relatively speaking, than any Word of Faith preacher who ever lived. Instead he told his followers, in no uncertain terms, not to invest in financial wealth, but in eternal wealth. This dichotomy has started many a discussion on what Jesus really meant. Actually when we read carefully through his life we can see he was after a complete paradigm shift, from self first to God and others. For Jesus, money was simply a tool to be used to bless other people above ourselves.
Servantworks is involved in two related business ventures that simply invest in people. They are run completely as business units with business goals, however with fully non-profit motive. Profits are used to benefit more people. Managerial staff are mostly volunteers, getting paid only if needed, but are just as committed as highly paid executives. We’re not saying that private businesses that make a profit for their Christian owners are wrong, provided that those owners follow Jesus’ priority of using their profit to bless others.