In the Western world, Business has a focus on safety in the work place. This is of the utmost importance as around 16% of Australian deaths are work related and could be avoided. Being distracted and having your mind on other areas of life, and not on work, can be a dilemma, and may cause dangers to employees working in high-risk areas.

This style of Business operates around three main goals:

1. Working within the core of safety issues and having a clear mind in the workplace. The Employee Assistance Program provides workers with an opportunity to seek therapy in the workplace so that they can be more focused on tasks, rather than personal problems.

2. Businesses in the western world helping those who are less fortunate. Jesus said Himself:

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”(Luke 6:38 NIV)

This principal is not to give in a selfish manner thinking that you are going to get rich, but to give so that you will continue to have money to help others. Businesses that are trying to make money at the expense of human dignity, treating their employees poorly and without respect, will only hinder their progress in business. This style of Business is about treating people with respect in the workplace and, benefiting from this, helping those less fortunate with their extra profits. It is our goal to work with businesses and people to explore this area of life of sowing and reaping, giving and receiving, so that businesses that treat their employees respectfully will continue to grow and prosper, allowing the opportunity for more money to be given to projects around the world.

3. Pastors, Leaders and people producing and becoming self-supportive in disadvantaged societies. It is about linking Pastors, Leaders and people, together with business people and the corporate world. Working out strategies for making income, and helping people in poverty stricken areas to be self-supportive, gives them dignity, rather than a hand-out.

This style of Business has developed around the principles outlined in Abraham Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ (see Education). These principals are focused on the individual’s basic needs, before moving into areas of helping others. In the western world, most of us have our basic needs of life met and, as people who are in a good place, we want to help those who are struggling. This style of Business will also explore the possibilities of giving out of need and trusting God to provide. This is another concept that Jesus and the apostle Paul taught, and it will also revolutionise peoples thinking to be a conduit of change, rather than a dam wanting to hold onto all the resources.

If you would like to find out more information about this style of Business, please email us at admin@theemergingchurch.com.au