Amaizing Grace is featured in the recent book, “Biznistry”
Excerpt from “A 21st Century Approach to Marketplace Ministry” by Jeff Greer, Senior Pastor and Chuck Proudfit, Marketplace Minister
The BIZNISTRY® Concept:
BIZNISTRY® boils down to ministry in and through business. It requires us to view business not just as a contributor to the church, but rather as an extension of the church; to put aside business as usual, and come alongside business in service to ministry.
As mentioned earlier, BIZNISTRIES® are organizations advancing God’s kingdom in the work world by blending the best of marketplace and ministry disciplines. They generate profits like a business, but give them away like a ministry. They meet a pressing need in the world, overlooked by the marketplace and underserved by ministry.
The basic ground rules of BIZNISTRY® are simple, but not easy. They include fair and honest dealings (Proverbs 11:1), an emphasis on service (Philippians 2:3-8), and charitable contribution (2 Corinthians 9:11). From ethics to stewardship, most organizations compromise these ground rules, or Biblical principles, citing “practical realities” in the marketplace. We see fallout all the time, when organizations produce sub-standard products that harm consumers, when executives line their pockets at the expense of other stakeholders, and so forth.