Christian Principles of Integrity & Business – Part 5

When we use the term ethics, we’re talking about doing what is right. From a Christian perspective, we believe that the ultimate norm and ultimate standard of rightness is the character of God and his perfect righteousness.

Today we will examine the scriptures for understanding on Partnerships & Strategic Alliances.   It is optimal that in trying to run your Christian business that you enter into partnerships with other liked minded business people.   Being “equally yoked” is important in marriage and business.   Look at a potential partner’s:   past successes, skill set, history of other business dealings, relationships with previous partners, wife and children.   Setting some partner parameters prior to looking for a partner will help you evaluate and not compromise when the time comes.   Effective partnerships are based on respect and trust.

Key Points:

  • 1The following principles guide the development of my business actions and relationships. I carefully searched the scriptures and confirmed the biblical accuracy of the principles.
  • 2I will evaluate a potential partner’s alignment with me in light of such factors as his history of business dealings with other firms, relations with other partners, the core competencies with which he’s experienced his greatest successes, his relationship with his wife and children, etc.
  • 3I am aware that not all Christians are Christ-honoring. I must look at the fruit of their lives Matthew 7:16 in order to determine the depth of their commitment and the extent to which I can place trust in them.

Effective partnerships are based on the presence of the skill-sets required to build and run an organization. Without adequate coverage of functional competencies, the organization will be prevented from efficient operation.

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Ray is the Co-Founder of Truth At Work. Prior to this role, he served as CEO until January 2016. In his role of Co-Founder, Ray is responsible for building high level strategic relationships on behalf of Truth At Work, facilitates several Round Table Groups, helps establish new markets, develops new curriculum, as well as serving as host of Truth At Work’s “Bottom Line Faith” podcast series. Additionally, Ray is in the process of writing two new books that will be released in the coming months. Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis. He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.

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