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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

SfK November 2021 Newsletter

 

Synergy for the Kingdom
Psalm 107: 1
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." 
NOVEMBER 2021

Moving Toward Redemptive Action
by Jon Hart, Feb. 25, 2020 Praxis Lab Journal
Three moves to put your faith into action, wherever you are, throughout your vocational life.
 

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with several audiences at a liberal arts college. I began my talks by posing a question: “What is going on in the world?” The first answer (from students) came quickly and definitively: “chaos.”

Later that day, I offered the same question to a group of professors, and sure enough, the first answer: “chaos.”

If that was the sentiment on a beautiful, serene campus where the primary work is to teach and to learn, we shouldn’t be surprised how true it feels everywhere — in our work, in our communities, in the news we absorb everyday, and (especially) in the wilds of social media. We’re experiencing a growing collective helplessness that the problems we face in our world are increasingly complex and we don’t know where to turn for solutions.

In the face of this sense of powerlessness amidst chaos, I believe that now more than ever, each of us needs a robust vision for how our work can be a vehicle for redemptive possibility: to bring a little more beauty and justice into places of brokenness and harm, and to bless others in the process.

In fact, in the six years since starting Praxis Academy — our work with next-generation founders, builders, and creatives — I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of college students and recent graduates asking important questions about their vocational choices: How can I have the most impact? How can I make use of the gifts God has given me? How can I learn what it is “really like” to express my faith through my work in my chosen field? Are some fields or professions more redemptive than others? Should I start my own venture or join one? Can I work redemptively and entrepreneurially if I’m not a founder, or (especially) if I’m trying to move up in a large organization?

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 Ministry Updates 
 
  • SfK MB Community - SfK held several gatherings in Busan and Geoje with SfK Kingdom Fellows and fellow Kingdom workers. 
    Please pray that these relationships will continue to strengthen to serve together for greater Kingdom impact. 
  • SfK MB Academy - BMT 2021 continued with four sessions about Operations, Accounting and Finance, Organizational Behavior, and Marketing.
  • SfK MB Academy - Post BMT continued with two additional two participants presenting their cases. 
  • SfK MB Academy - Mini BMT with Bethel Church in Irvine California continued with both teams having chosen their projects.  
  • SfK Network - SfK participated in the 2021 IBA Leaders Forum to reflect on the past with a new perspective, and in the 2021 IBA Digital Conference to present SfK's BMT program. opportunities.
 Upcoming Events 

1. SfK MB Academy - BMT 2021 will be completed in November. Please pray that all participants will finish well until the end.
2. SfK MB Academy - Post BMT will continue with two participants presenting their cases to seek collective consultation. Please pray that peer learning will empower all participants. 
3. SfK MB Academy - Mini BMT with Bethel Church in Irvine California will continue with two teams preparing to present their projects. Please pray that their teamwork will bear fruit that will equip them for the next steps.
4. SfK MB Academy - BMT 2022 English Track is scheduled to commence in January 2022 to last for 16 weeks, which will equip participants from five countries. Please pray that this new program will prepare the participants for the next steps in their missional business journeys. 
5. SfK MB Community - SfK is establishing a partnership with a Korean mission agency to provide a channel for some members of SfK MB Community to receive donations for their missional business ministries. Please pray that the efforts to iron out details will produce a useful and helpful relationship for those in need.
6. SfK MB Trading - SfK continues its efforts to establish an e-commerce platform, called shop4impact.com. Please pray that the plan to launch it in February will progress as scheduled with all 7 members working harmoniously well. 
7. SfK Network - In November, SfK will participate in Korean Global Mission Leaders Forum (KGMLF) to be held in Pyeongchang, S. Korea. Please pray that all participants will be blessed by learning from and edifying each other. 
 

8. SfK Network - In November, SfK Life will hold an online board meeting and SfK Korea will hold an in-person board meeting. Please pray that the meetings will be fruitful in a way that is pleasing to God.
 
Thank you for standing with us in prayer and support in equipping and empowering missional businesses in Asia and Africa.

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May the good and faithful Lord bless you abundantly so that you may become a greater blessing for people in need around you and around the world!
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SfK 뉴스레터 - 2021년 11월호

 

Synergy for the Kingdom
시편 107: 1
여호와께 감사하라 그는 선하시며 그 인자하심이 영원함이로다 
2021년 11월

Moving Toward Redemptive Action
by Jon Hart, Feb. 25, 2020 Praxis Lab Journal
Three moves to put your faith into action, wherever you are, throughout your vocational life.
 

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with several audiences at a liberal arts college. I began my talks by posing a question: “What is going on in the world?” The first answer (from students) came quickly and definitively: “chaos.”

Later that day, I offered the same question to a group of professors, and sure enough, the first answer: “chaos.”

If that was the sentiment on a beautiful, serene campus where the primary work is to teach and to learn, we shouldn’t be surprised how true it feels everywhere — in our work, in our communities, in the news we absorb everyday, and (especially) in the wilds of social media. We’re experiencing a growing collective helplessness that the problems we face in our world are increasingly complex and we don’t know where to turn for solutions.

In the face of this sense of powerlessness amidst chaos, I believe that now more than ever, each of us needs a robust vision for how our work can be a vehicle for redemptive possibility: to bring a little more beauty and justice into places of brokenness and harm, and to bless others in the process.

In fact, in the six years since starting Praxis Academy — our work with next-generation founders, builders, and creatives — I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of college students and recent graduates asking important questions about their vocational choices: How can I have the most impact? How can I make use of the gifts God has given me? How can I learn what it is “really like” to express my faith through my work in my chosen field? Are some fields or professions more redemptive than others? Should I start my own venture or join one? Can I work redemptively and entrepreneurially if I’m not a founder, or (especially) if I’m trying to move up in a large organization?

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 사역 동정
 
  • SfK MB 커뮤니티 - SfK SfK Kingdom Fellows (SfK 동역자들및 다른 사역 동역자들과 함께 부산과 거제에서 여러 차례 모임을 가졌습니다이러한 관계가 계속 강화되어 더 큰 하나님 나라의 영향력을 위해 함께 봉사할 수 있도록 기도해 주십시오.

  • SfK MB 아카데미 - BMT 2021은 운영회계 및 재무조직 행동 및 마케팅에 대한 훈련세션이 4주 동안 계속되었습니다.
  • SfK MB 아카데미 - Post BMT는 두 명의 참가자가 추가적으로 사례를 발표하면서 계속 진행되었습니다.
  • SfK MB 아카데미 - 캘리포니아 어바인에 있는 베델교회 성도들을 위한 미니 BMT도 계속 진행되었는데 두 팀이 각자의 프로젝트를 선택하여 발표를 준비하고 있습니다.
  • SfK 네트워크 - SfK 2021 IBA Leaders Forum에 참가하여 15년동안 지나온 과거를 돌아보고 새로운 접근방법을 제안하였고2021 IBA Digital Conference에서 SfK BMT 프로그램을 소개했습니다.
 다가오는 일정들 

1. SfK MB 아카데미 - BMT 2021 11월에 완료됩니다참가자 모두가 끝까지 잘 마무리할 수 있도록 기도해 주십시오.
2. SfK MB 아카데미 - Post BMT는 계속해서 2명의 참가자가 사례를 발표하여 단체 자문을 구합니다동료들에게서 서로 배우는 학습과정이 모든 참가자에게 격려하고 용기를 줄 수 있도록 기도해 주십시오.

3. SfK MB 아카데미 - 캘리포니아 어바인에 있는 베델교회와 함께하는 미니 BMT는 프로젝트 발표를 준비하는 두 팀과 함께 계속됩니다두 팀의 팀워크가 훈련에 참가한 후에 다음 단계를 준비할 수 있는 열매를 맺을 수 있도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.

4. SfK MB 아카데미 - BMT 2022 영어 트랙은 2022 1월에 시작하여 5개국에서 참가할 12명을 위하여 16주 동안 진행될 예정입니다이 새로운 프로그램을 통해 참가자들이 선교 사업의 다음 단계를 잘 준비할 수 있도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.

5. SfK MB 커뮤니티 - SfK MB 커뮤니티의 일부 멤버들이 선교 사업을 위한 기부금을 받을 수 있는 채널을 제공하기 위해 한 한국 선교기관과 파트너십을 구축하고 있습니다세부 사항을 다듬는 노력을 통하여 후원 채널이 필요한 사람들에게 유용하고 도움이 될 수 있도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.

6. SfK MB 유통 - SfK  shop4impact.com 이라는 전자 상거래 플랫폼을 구축하기 위한 노력을 계속하고 있습니다2월에 런칭 예정인 이 플랫폼을 만드는 7명의 멤버들이 아름다운 화합 속에서 잘 진행할 수 있도록 기도해주시기 바랍니다.

7. SfK 네트워크 - SfK 11월에 한국 평창에서 개최되는 한국 글로벌 선교 지도자 포럼 (KGMLF)에 논찬자로 참가합니다모든 참가자들이 서로에게 배우고 서로의 덕을 세우며 축복하고 축복받을 수 있도록 기도해 주십시오.
 

8. SfK 네트워크 - SfK Life 11월에 온라인 이사회를, SfK Korea는 11월에 대면 이사회를 개최할 예정입니다이 두 모임이 하나님을 기쁘시게 하는 열매를 맺을 수 있도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.
 

아시아와 아프리카에 있는 선교기업을 훈련하고 역량을 강화하는 저희 SfK 사역에 기도와 재정적인 후원으로 함께 동역해 주셔서 감사합니다.


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주님께서 여러분을 풍성하게 축복하셔서 여러분의 주변 이웃과 전 세계 흩어져 있는 많은 소외된 자들에게 여러분이 큰 복의 통로로 사용되시기를 간절히 기도합니다.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

SfK October 2021 Newsletter

 

Synergy for the Kingdom
Isaiah 21:8
"But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds, they stand."
OCTOBER 2021
Business is a Calling; it is a Gift; it is a Ministry

“God did not call me to be a minister or a missionary; He called me to be a businessman – and I see no difference.”

(Michael Cardone of Cardone Industries)



I have recently been contracted to write a couple of courses for a Christian college in Canada.  One of the courses is to be entitled “Theology of Business.”  I have taught workshops on this subject by spending an hour or two, but a 36-hour college credited course is something different, especially when I am not an expert on the subject.  I have been reading and studying the scriptures as well as what learned men and women have to say on the subject.

For many people ‘theology’ and ‘business’ are compartmentalized into two segments: secular and sacred with very little or no connectivity to each other.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Ken Eldred, asserts that the real goal of business is to serve people to the glory of God.  Business serves people by creating wealth (Deut. 8:18) and God who is the creator of all things gives mankind the ability to do so.  Theology and business are inherently linked from the Cultural Mandate in Genesis chapters 1 and 2 (where God gave Adam a job to do) until today.

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 Ministry Updates 
 
  • MB Academy - SfK continued to hold its BMT 2021 in September with training sessions about transformation, strategy, operations, and accounting finance. 
  • MB Academy - SfK held its September session for Post BMT. 
  • MBA Academy - SfK began its 12-week Mini BMT for Bethel Church in Irvine, California. The first three weeks covered two strategy sessions and one session about how to prepare a business plan.
  • MB Trading - Joybells America, SfK's trading arm in the U.S., held a special in-person board meeting in September. A few important decisions have been made and follow-up actions will be taken during the rest of 2021. 
  • MB Trading - Hesed Global in Korea conducted a special joint campaign with a few Christian ministries to promote their products during the Korean Chuseok Full Moon Festival. The performance was less than expected, but it was a blessing nonetheless.
  • MB Fund - SfK reviewed and provided feedback on an updated business plan for a pig farming project in The Republic of Georgia. 
  • MB Fund - SfK reviewed and provided feedback on a chicken feed manufacturing expansion project in a K nation in Central Asia.
  • SfK Network - SfK held a separate meeting with the leadership of Ezekiel Mission Fund and of KBM Global in Korea to explore the possibilities of ministry opportunities.
 Upcoming Events 


1. MB Academy - SfK continues its online BMT 2021 with five sessions to be conducted with each session consisting of two video lectures and two hours of live training time. Please pray that all participants will learn from each other as well as from the training to better serve God and people through missional businesses.   

2. MB Academy - SfK will continue to hold its monthly Post BMT session with two participants to present their cases for collective consultation. Please pray that all members take advantage of this priceless peer learning opportunity. 

3. MB Academy - The Mini BMT in Irvine California continues in October with four training sessions. Please pray that all participants will benefit from the program for their missional life journey. 

4. SfK Network - SfK will participate in Korea's IBA Leaders Forum in October as a keynote speaker and IBA BAM Conference in November to demonstrate SfK's BMT program. Please pray that this collaboration will be informative and encouraging to the participants. 

5. SfK Network - SfK will participate in the Korea Global Mission Leaders Forum (KGMLF) to be held in November as a responder to a case study. Please pray that this gathering will lead to new ministry and collaboration opportunities for the greater glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

6. SfK Network - Neo Moravian House, a training arm for IBA in Korea, will begin its 2021 training program from Nov 4 - Dec 4, 2021. If you are interested in this program, please contact as shown in the attached poster. Please pray that this training will help equip more BAMers as needed in the mission field.
 

7  MB Academy - SfK is planning to hold its English version of BMT 2022 starting January 2022. This training session already has a sufficient number of participants from three countries. Please pray that the preparation would be well done to maximize the equipping effect for the participants. 

8. MB Fund - SfK is restructuring its investment in Glen Africa in Tanzania to suit the local needs. Please pray the decision will be aligned with God's will and the outcome will be mutually edifying.   

9. MB Trading - SfK is launching an online impact trading platform (shop4impact.com) with 50 products from 9 countries. The launching time has been postponed to early 2022. Please pray that the preparation would gain God's favor and see progress along the way. 

10. MB Community - Several members of this Community are still suffering directly and/or indirectly from the COVID-19.  Some still are sick; others are recovering; some others are suffering from side-effect even after recovering from the virus infection. Moreover, most of them are still struggling to weather the economic and social damage from the pandemic. Please pray that the Lord will uphold them with His righteous right hand and strengthen their back to be able to carry the burden of challenges during this difficult time.   
 
Thank you for standing with us through prayer and support, particularly during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, in our ministry of equipping and empowering missional businesses in Asia and Africa.

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May the good and faithful Lord bless you abundantly so that you may become a greater blessing for people in need around you and around the world!
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SfK 뉴스레터 - 2021년 10월호

 

Synergy for the Kingdom
이사야 21:8
존귀한 자는 존귀한 일을 계획하나니 그는 항상 존귀한 일에 서리라
2021 10월
Business is a Calling; it is a Gift; it is a Ministry

“God did not call me to be a minister or a missionary; He called me to be a businessman – and I see no difference.”

(Michael Cardone of Cardone Industries)



I have recently been contracted to write a couple of courses for a Christian college in Canada.  One of the courses is to be entitled “Theology of Business.”  I have taught workshops on this subject by spending an hour or two, but a 36-hour college credited course is something different, especially when I am not an expert on the subject.  I have been reading and studying the scriptures as well as what learned men and women have to say on the subject.

For many people ‘theology’ and ‘business’ are compartmentalized into two segments: secular and sacred with very little or no connectivity to each other.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Ken Eldred, asserts that the real goal of business is to serve people to the glory of God.  Business serves people by creating wealth (Deut. 8:18) and God who is the creator of all things gives mankind the ability to do so.  Theology and business are inherently linked from the Cultural Mandate in Genesis chapters 1 and 2 (where God gave Adam a job to do) until today.

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 사역동정 
 
  • MB 아카데미 - SfK 9월에 BMT 2021을 계속 진행하여 변혁전략운영 및 회계 재무에 대한 훈련 세션을 개최했습니다.

  • MB 아카데미 - SfK는 매월 개최되는 Post BMT 9월 세션을 개최했습니다.

  • MB 아카데미 - SfK는 캘리포니아 어바인에 있는 베델 교회 성도를 위한 12주 미니 BMT를 시작했습니다처음 3주는 2개의 전략 세션과 사업계획서를 작성하는 방법에 대해 1개의 세션을 가졌습니다

  • MB 트레이딩 - SfK의 미국 유통 자회사인 Joybells America 9월에 특별 대면 이사회를 개최했습니다이사회에서 몇 가지 중요한 사항을 결정했고, 2021년 남은 기간 동안 후속 조치가 취해질 것입니다.

  • MB 트레이딩 한국의 선교기업 유통업체인 Hesed Global은 한국의 추석 명절 동안 본사 제품을 홍보하기 위해 몇몇 기독교 기관과 특별 공동 캠페인을 실시했습니다성과는 기대에 미치지 않았지만 함께 사역할 수 있는 기회가 참여한 모두에게 큰 축복이었습니다.

  • MB 펀드 - SfK는 조지아 공화국의 양돈 프로젝트에 대한 업데이트된 사업 계획을 검토하고 피드백을 제공했습니다
  • MB 펀드 - SfK는 중앙 아시아의 K 국가에서 닭 사료 제조공장 확장 프로젝트 사업계획서를 검토하고 피드백을 제공했습니다.

  • SfK 네트워크 - SfK는 사역 협력의 기회를 모색하기 위해 한국에서 에스겔 선교회와 KBM Global의 지도부와 별도의 회의를 가졌습니다

 다가오는 일정 


1. MB 아카데미 - SfK는 10월에도 온라인 BMT 2021을 계속해서 진행하는데 매주마다 2개의 비디오 강의와 2시간의 라이브 교육 시간을 포함하는 5개의 세션을 가지게 됩니다모든 참가자들이 선교 사업을 통해 하나님과 사람을 더 잘 섬기는 훈련뿐만 아니라 서로에게서 잘 배울 수 있도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다  

2. MB 아카데미 - SfK는 10월에도 Post BMT를 진행하게 되는데 2명의 참가자가 자신들의 케이스를 발표하고 집단 자문을 받게 됩니다모든 참가자가 이 귀중한 동료간 학습 기회를 적절하게 활용하도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.

3. MB 아카데미 – 캘리포니아 어바인 지역에 있는 베델교회를 위한 미니 BMT 10월에 4개의 훈련 세션을 계속하여 진행합니다모든 참가자들이 훈련 프로그램을 통해 혜택을 받아 선교적 삶의 여정을 해 갈 수 있도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.

4. SfK 네트워크 - SfK 10월 한국 BAM 연합단체인 IBA의 리더스 포럼에 발제자의 한 사람으로, 11 IBA BAM 컨퍼런스에는 SfK BMT 프로그램을 소개하는 것으로 참여하게 됩니다이런 협력이 모든 참가자들에게 유익하고 격려가 되도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.

5. SfK 네트워크 - SfK 11월에 개최되는 한국글로벌선교리더스포럼(KGMLF)에 사례연구 논찬자로 참여합니다이 모임이 우리 주 예수 그리스도의 더 큰 영광을 위한 새로운 사역과 협력의 기회가 되도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.

6. SfK 네트워크 국내 IBA 교육기관인 Neo Moravian House (네오모라비안 하우스) 2021 11 4일부터 12 4일까지 2021년 훈련 프로그램을 시작합니다이 프로그램에 관심이 있으신 분들은 붙임 포스터를 참고 하시고 연락주시기 바랍니다이 훈련이 선교 현장에서 필요에 따라 더 많은 BAMers를 준비하는 데 도움이 되도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.
 

7  MB 아카데미 - SfK 2022 1월부터 영어로 진행되는 BMT 2022를 개최할 계획입니다이 훈련 프로그램은 3개 나라에서 이미 충분한 수의 참가자가 있습니다준비가 잘 되어 참가자들이 선교기업 경영능력이 극대화할 수 있도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.


8. MB 펀드 - SfK는 탄자니아의 Glen Africa에 이루어진 투자를 현지 요구에 부응하여 구조 조정하고 있습니다그 결정이 하나님의 뜻과 일치하고 그 결과가 서로에게 덕이 되도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.

9MB 트레이딩 - SfK 9개국에서 생산된 50개 상품으로 구성된 온라인 임팩트 거래 플랫폼 (shop4impact.com을 출시할 계획입니다출시할 시기는 2022년 초로 연기되었습니다모든 준비과정이 하나님의 은혜를 입어 진행되고 진척되는 과정을 보며 하나님을 찬양할 수 있도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.

10. MB 커뮤니티 – 우리 공동체 내 일부 구성원은 여전히 코로나19로 인해 직간접적으로 고통받고 있습니다일부는 여전히 투병 중이고일부는 회복 중입니다그 중 바이러스 감염에서 회복 된 후에도 후유증으로 고통 받고 있기도 합니다게다가그들 대부분은 여전히 팬데믹으로 인한 경제적사회적 피해를 극복하기 위해 고군분투하고 있습니다이 어려운 시기에 주님께서 의로운 오른손으로 그들을 붙드시고 그들의 등을 강하게 하여 시련의 짐을 넉넉히 감당할 수 있도록 기도해 주시기 바랍니다.
 

전례없는 코로나19 전염병 기간 동안 아시아와 아프리카에 있는 선교기업을 훈련하고 역량을 강화하는 저희 SfK 사역에 기도와 재정적인 후원으로 함께 동역해 주셔서 감사합니다


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