Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hampton Inn, Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina... Business as Mission

Christianity Today this week issue has included an article about Hampton Inn in Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina. This article introduces this hotel as Business as Mission. It may not be directly involved in intercultural mission, but definitely the business is dedicated to God, not only the motive but also the process and the ultimate outcome of running the business. The prayer of dedication shows it.

In a sense that a business is dedicated to the Kingdom of God, it is a Kingdom business that considers the business as mission of God for His Kingdom. In this context, it is Business as Mission.

The article also talks about Chic-fil-A. It is a fast food restaurant, but in everything they do, they pursue excellence and integrity without compromise on either. They put their faith into practice in daily business management.

It has as their purpose statement:
"To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
This business boldly closes on Sunday in honor of God and in worship to Him. It takes courage to establish principles and discipline to live out the principles in life.

May there be more and more examples of businesses that are dedicated to God Almighty and His Kingdom, pursuing excellence and integrity together and bringing glory to Him! - Jeffrey

Click here to see the article.

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