“The Church has often fallen to the notion that darkness is stronger than light. Entertainment is a mountain of influence that must be invaded. It is also a self-fulfilling prophecy—anywhere we do not invade becomes darker in our absence. We are the “light of the world” (Matt. 5:14). The realms of society that we fail to invade are hopelessly lost to darkness. Invasion is the responsibility of light.”
“All art finds its origins in the person of God; more specifically, it’s found in His holiness. The Scripture says, “in the beauty of holiness.”
“Fewer American parents than at any time since scientific polling began believe their children will have a better life than they did.”
America at the Crossroads
“All a family needs to do to have influence in this mountain is to be healthy and not hidden. When relationships are good, and the boundaries of godly disciplines are intact, there is no limit to the influence of the Christian home.”
“The key is not to simply know what is coming but to determine how to most intelligently and strategically respond to emerging circumstances.”
America at the Crossroads
“Two of the central ingredients to our family are food and faith, so sitting down together and thanking God for the food He’s provided means everything to us. Prayer is a natural part of our lives – not only around the dinner table, but all day long.”
“Prophetic ministry is not to be focused on the sins of the world. It takes very little discernment to find the dirt in people’s lives. The prophetic in its purest form is designed to find the gold in people’s lives and call it to the surface. This approach changes the attitude of the world toward the Church, and makes it possible for us to be contributors to society, not just confronters of all that is evil.”
“By 2025 the local church [as we know it now] will lose roughly half of its current ‘market share’ and … alternative forms of faith experience and expression will pick up the slack,” predicts George.”
America at the Crossroads
“When we think that the Church Mountain is the only spiritual mountain, we form a great divide between the Church and culture. We imply that the Church is the holy spiritual mountain and the rest of the mountains are of the world and profane. The shocking truth is that each mountain is a spiritual mountain! The devil’s skill in leading us to think differently has resulted in the spiritual invasion of foreign deities into every area once held by followers of Christ.”
“In Australia, we have the somewhat farcical situation of 95 percent of evangelical churches tussling with each other to reach 12 percent of the population. And this becomes a significant missional problem because it raises the question, “What about the vast majority of the population (in Australia’s case, 85 percent; in the United States, about 65 percent) that report alienation from precisely that form of church?” How do they access the gospel if they reject this form of church?”
The Forgotten Way
“Businesses are not dishonest or greedy, people are. Thus, a business, successful or not, is merely a reflection of the character of its leadership.”
S. Truett Caffy
Founder of Chick-Fil-A
You Are Called to be a GAME CHANGER in Society! Right Where You Live, Work, and Play: Kingdom Impact
When we think of the word “game changer”, we understand that everything is new; nothing is as it was. Every single person in The Body of Christ is called to be a Game Changer. God has called us to go out into ALL of the world and make disciples. Where ever we find ourselves in our everyday life, we can be making an impact for The Kingdom.
Founder and Director of Jesus Culture, Banning Liebscher, recently shared about we can see all of ourselves as a Game Changer. In order to see ourselves as one, we have to understand what exactly it is. We can look throughout the lives of those described in the Bible and see how the Lord used them to change the very situations that they were a part of. Liebscher emphasizes, “I believe that God is raising up a generation that He is sending into cities and nations, and I think the game is about to change in the nations of the Earth because of who God is raising up.” When we think of these powerful statements, our present mindsets within “the Church” think that one can only impact the Kingdom when standing behind a pulpit. This is simply not true.
Liebscher shakes many mindsets as he emphasizes his perspective of leadership within the Church; “I believe that 100% of believers are called to change the world. Leadership at its core is influence, and everyone is called to influence.” This is so empowering! No longer does one have to wait to attain a particular position in order to influence someone. How are you influencing those the Lord has placed around you right now?
If we want to change the world, we need to ask ourselves how do we go about this? Liebscher shares additional wisdom. “If everybody is called to change the world, the reality is, that 97% of people WON’T DO it from behind a pulpit.” We have to understand that we can change the world by changing the world that is around us. Whether that is in the boardroom, it’s on the playing field, or even if it’s as a stay-at-home mom. “You have to change the mindset of people. You’ve got to shift things. Again, we have somehow downplayed the call to lead in business, the call to lead in education; the call to lead in the home, the call to lead on the factory floor; the call to lead in medicine.” These are the very mindsets that we must begin to recognize as important and vital if we are to bring a Kingdom influence into the world.
No longer should we be focused on how many people are coming to our particular gatherings every week, but quite the opposite. Liebscher asks this revealing question, “How many people are you sending every week?” He continues to share, “If you influence young people inside the church walls, the majority, the heavy majority of those people are called to lead outside the church walls.” Another question we should ask ourselves, should the church have any walls? These are such thought-provoking truths!
If we abide with The Lord, He will speak to us. It is this relationship that empowers us to bring The Kingdom where ever we go. That is exactly what took place in the life of Daniel. Daniel was in a business environment and ended up being the second in command over an entire nation because of his Kingdom influence. Read More.
God desires to release this insight to you. Whether it is a business idea that radically transforms the business model or the very key that greatly impacts the bottom line of a particular business. When you spend time abiding with The Lord, the possibilities are endless since He is into your success and even expects you to succeed! We know to brothers who took this wisdom and applied to their lives and businesses which lifting them to great levels of success. They’re known as the Benham Brothers.
The Benham Brothers’ Share about 4 PRINCIPLES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR CAREER AND BUSINESS
The Benham Brothers have been impacting those around them since they were both former professional athletes in Major League Baseball. Since transitioning out of professional baseball, the Benham Brothers have launched numerous businesses ranging over a myriad of industries. When one looks at their life and business success, one may wonder how they got to where they are.
Speaking about their upbringing, they point out their father was a pastor who raised them with Biblical principles. “As former professional athletes, and as businessmen one thing that we learned from our dad that was the most important lesson, was to be Biblical thinkers.” According to this dynamic duo, it was this focus on what the Bible teaches that they began to learn four simple principles that they apply to every spectrum of their lives.
“Number one, to be faithful in the little things. Number two, to breathe life. Number three, to produce more in value than you receive. And, number four, to be a fountain and not a drain.” They continue to share the story of how their entrepreneurial journey started in Real Estate and now have companies that reach overseas. “For my brother and I to take credit for building successful businesses would be like a shovel taking credit for digging a hole. We were just the tools God chose to use to get the job done.” Read more.
It is amazing what can be accomplished when we become committed to key principles for success. This is exactly why VFNKB is here to help encourage career minded individuals, business owners, entrepreneurs and innovators to climb and reach higher levels of success. In fact, levels so high that you are in a another dimension. Similar to what Elon Musk just did with Tesla.
TESLA ROADSTER LAUNCHED INTO SPACE, LARGEST ROCKET ON EARTH, SpaceX
In the 1960’s, America was part of the space race to be the first to land a man on the moon. The budget for this endeavor was unprecedented. When governments were reaching for new achievements in space, we are now witnessing companies achieving new accolades. Elon Musk and SpaceX have recently launched one of the largest rockets into space. Musk has the desire to one day colonize Mars.
The rocket that Musk used was SpaceX’s “Falcon Heavy Rocket”. According to Tech Insider, ‘It has 27 engines and can generate more power than eighteen 747 jumbo jets.’ To give us a comparison, the Falcon Heavy Rocket “is the most powerful rocket to fly since NASA’s moon rocket, the Saturn V”. If this were not interesting enough, Musk added his own personal flair to this event by customizing the payload that would be added to this massive rocket.
Musk launched his own Tesla Roadster into space. Musk posted this on his Twitter account, “Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.”
This is a remarkable moment. It is amazing what is taking place in our generation. Read more.
Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur professional or a young teenage entrepreneur like millionaire entrepreneur Jaylen Bledsoe, VFNKB through our modules, coaching and success system training courses impact individuals to pursue their dream and be the “light” influencers they are destined to be.
“My R.O.I. is the Y.O.U.”, 15-Year-Old Business Millionaire, Jaylon Bledsoe, is redefining Success and Wealth in Business
It is such an admirable goal to want to be the CEO of your own company. But, can you imagine achieving this goal as a teenager AND being a millionaire!? Jaylen Bledsoe is the CEO and President of his company, Bledsoe Technologies, and he has acquired a wealth of wisdom along the way. When interviewed in St. Louis, he shares about the overview of his company ranging from website design to I.T. Consulting.
“I was 12-13 years old when it got started as an L.L.C. in 2012.” Understanding that this journey can’t be achieved on his own, Bledsoe gives credit to his mentor that advised him to, “take risks. There’s nothing that you can do as a minor that will shoot you down for too long. Because you are young, you can jump back up and keep going.”
2017 is the year of breakthrough and Jaylen Bledsoe is proving that breaking through mindsets is a reality. We are blessed to be a blessing for others. This entrepreneurial value is the cornerstone of what has been witnessed through the Green Family and their company, Hobby Lobby. The Green family has just recently launched the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. This is the essence of what business is all about; understanding that success is in helping others succeed and giving back. Read more. Join the next VFNKB Webinar to take your next step in perfecting talents and to get equipped to have the lasting impact you have always dreamed of having.