"For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross." (Colossians 1:19,20)
As announced last month, SfK Ministries intends to share a series of excerpts from the book The Missional Entrepreneur by Mark Russell due to the relevance of this book for missional businesses. This is the first of the series.
Four Realms of Brokenness
The Bible begins with God creating the world, giving life to Adam and Eve, assigning them tasks, and walking with them in the Garden of Eden. However, in the biblical account of events, this situation does not last very long. Deceived by the serpent, Eve eats the fruit of the forbidden tree and Adam, knowing better, follows her lead. The result is what is historically called the Fall of humankind. There were several curses that came about due to the Fall. These curses demonstrate areas of brokenness in our world. Read more HERE.
Jeffrey traveled to New York and met with several Kingdom Fellows. An important trading point coordinator has been identified who will cover New York and New Jersey to establish a network of trading posts for SfK Ministries trade flow. So far, trading posts have been established in New York, Los Angeles, Korea, Thailand and Spain.
Jeffrey submitted an article titled, "Creative Finance to Support the Socially Disadvantaged For Self-Reliance," to the IBA Leaders Forum, which will be held in June 2017.
Jeffrey traveled to Los Angeles to prepare for the upcoming SfK Life board meeting and the BAM class to be held at the World Mission University in May 2017.
Meetings with potential supporters for SfK Ministries will take place around Los Angeles over the next few weeks.
UPCOMING EVENTS & PRAYER REQUESTS
May 13, 2017: SfK Life Board meeting is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles. Please pray that the meeting will be fruitful in moving forward in the right direction of SfK Ministries.
May 8-19, 2017: SfK Ministries will lead a BAM class at World Mission University in Los Angeles for two weeks. Please pray that this class will inspire students to see God's will in business.
June 19-21, 2017: IBA Leaders Forum is scheduled to take place at Sorak Kensington Hotel. Jeffrey will be the keynote speaker on a theme of Creative Financing to Support the Socially Disadvantaged for Self-Reliance. His article will be part of a book that will be published out of the forum. Please pray that the forum will help sharpen each attendee.
June 23-24, 2017: IBA Conference is scheduled in Seoul, Korea. Jeffrey will participate as a BAM Prism speaker. Please pray that the event will draw many people and give attendees a clear understanding and passionate desire for BAM.
August 3, 2017: SfK Korea will hold the first board meeting. Please pray that the board meeting will be fruitful.
ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS
Seeking Kingdom Fellows:
SfK Ministries is actively seeking Kingdom Fellows in the following areas:
Accounting Professionals to lead Accounting Shared Services and oversee financial matters of SfK Ministries.
Regional Directors for Resource Development in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta, Memphis, Dallas.
Seeking Missional Businesses: SfK Ministries is actively seeking missional businesses that produce or intend to produce significant Kingdom impact in the lives of people they serve who are in need of professional support for intellectual and financial resources. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, our focus is on Thailand, Rwanda, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Tanzania. Please pray that SfK Ministries is effective in identifying and empowering these impactful missional businesses.
If God has given you talent and experience in these roles, and has called you to serve His Kingdom or if you know someone who fits into this profile, please contact us at SfK Ministries: email@example.com. We may provide you with the opportunity to put such talent and experiences to use in serving His Kingdom. Please pray that God sends these Kingdom Fellows to help meet the growing and necessary needs.
Seeking Kingdom Impact Investors: If God has entrusted you with financial resources that may be used for producing significant Kingdom impact, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please pray that God motivates these Kingdom Impact Investors to use the resources wisely according to His will and may SfK Ministries be one of the right channels for such use.
We pray that God bless you abundantly and we also seek your intercessory prayer.