THE WORLD ECONOMY
Over the last two decades, the business industry has experienced its share of positive break-throughs and an unprecedented number of breakdowns. The overall result is that business leadership has been challenged and forced to significantly evolve. The eighties and nineties introduced the One–Minute Manager, Merger-Mania, Consolidation Gurus, Currency Kings, and a host of other terms. All these terms are best defined by the efficiency principle of maximizing, and some-times manipulating profits for the sake of in-creasing market share. The end result, in many cases, is a business atmosphere based on individual greed, corruption, and financial mismanagement.
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.” Proverbs 29:2
THE KINGDOM ECONOMY
is this shifting business paradigm, whose time has come, as a result of society experiencing the harvest of the ravenous business atmosphere. The Kingdom Economy is simply a Divine System of Exchange, Production, and Distribution that is always attached to a mindset of selfless-giving and covenant versus taking and contract, respectively.
“I will make a road through the wilderness of the world for my people to go home...so that my chosen ones can be refreshed.” Isaiah 43:19, 20
THE EMERGING BUSINESSLEADERS
[LUMINARIES] are the channels through whom A Ray of Light Ministries has been positioned to initiate change in society and implement the Kingdom Economy in business. Thus this evolved business leader is one who recognizes that, notwithstanding critical growth factors such as competition, marketplace and the financial climate, maximum success is reached by first addressing the spiritual fortitude that lies in the heart of the leader and is spread among members of his or her leadership. A “Shepherd-Leader” has evolved.
“Give the king Your justice O God and Your righteousness to the king’s son.” Psalm 72:1
There are Shepherds and then there are Shep-herd-Leaders. While the term “Shepherd“ symbolizes “men of the cloth” and a “Leader” is an all-encompassing term for “a person of influence,” a Shepherd-Leader is a new term used for those key decision-makers or influencers that have evolved into The Kingdom Economy. Shepherd-Leaders operate throughout a cross-section of business domains that includes, education, clergy, government, sports, politics, and entertainment.
"Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction." 2 Timothy 4:2