Forums Focus

A weekly update to enlighten and encourage Christian business leaders to lead their business using biblical principles.

Leadership Lesson

Leading People Like Jesus – People’s performance makes or breaks any company.  Do you lead people like Jesus did?

When Jesus sent out the 72 in Luke 10:1-16, He used a four step process –

DEFINE – Jesus defined the job to be done.  Do you take the time to clearly define the work that needs to be accomplished?  Clear Job Descriptions can be helpful.

ASSIGN – Jesus assigned the job to 72 from the many that followed Him.  Do you assign the work to be accomplished to an employee who potentially has the skills and attitude to succeed?

EQUIP – Jesus gave them the big picture, detailed instructions on what to take along, and how to deal with potential problems.  Do you take the time to properly equip the employees so they will succeed?  (Have you noticed how employees in restaurants and supermarkets are paying more attention to customer service and courtesy?  Is it because they are receiving training? )

EMPOWER – Jesus gave the 72 the authority to do the job.  Do you empower employees you assign work to by giving them the authority as well as the responsibility to accomplish the work that was clearly defined?  Most people will do more when motivated and trusted.

Was the process of Define, Assign, Equip and Empower successful?  When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!” Luke 10:17 NLT     

Bit of Wisdom

Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding. Proverbs 9:10 NLT     

Forums Ministry News

A CBMC Forums Informational Luncheon for Harford County business owners is planned for September 30th.  More details to follow.

Plan now to attend a Business by the Book Workshop this Fall.  Can you host one at your company or church?

Coach Training provides Christlike skills for leadership in every area of life.  The next training is scheduled for October 9, 2010 in Hunt Valley.  Plan now to join us! 

For more information email    

The Forums Ministry journey includes Business by the Book Workshops, BBB Groups, and Forum Groups.  For more information email

By: Paul Lantz

CBMC Forums

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Timonium MD 21093