Defining Biznistry

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.