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Biblical Business Principles – Last week we focused on Faith in Business. Does your strategy for business success include biblical faith?

This week we will focus on Marketing with Humility. How do you define humility? Do you think of humility as weakness and passivity? Or, do you think of humility as a character quality empowered by disciplined strength?

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Philippians 2:3-4 KJV

Strife can be defined as pushing others down. Vainglory as pumping yourself up. In your marketing do you attempt to make your competition look bad? Do you brag in your marketing? Or do you market your products / services with other centered humility?

Being other centered is the opposite of being self centered. In your marketing strategies do you put the needs of your customers first?

Key to being other centered is being Christ centered. Take an extra 5 minutes during your Quiet Time this week and read Philippians Chapter 2. Would Jesus have marketed a product or service with the same humility He demonstrated?

You younger men, accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for “God sets himself against the proud, but he shows favor to the humble.” So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in his good time he will honor you. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you. 1 Peter 5:5-7 NLT I once knew a businessman who would say, “I’m a humble man, and mighty proud of it!” Interestingly, he is not in business today. Is your marketing other centered? Does your marketing strategy reserve elevating and honoring as God’s role?

Bit of Wisdom
Pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 NLT

Forums Ministry News
Are you up to date on Obama Care requirements? Attend the Business Leadership Forum where Frank Kelly III, CEO of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group will share his knowledge on Employer Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and his experience in applying Biblical Principles of Business.
Mark your calendar for Friday, March 9, 2012, Networking 11:30, Program noon–1:00, Q&A 1:00–1:30 in White Marsh at Community Christian Church, 8094 Sandpiper Circle, Suite G.

Please RSVP by emailing plantz@cbmc.com This is a Brown Bag event, bring your own lunch, there is no charge.

Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. View a promotional video at http://www.crown.org/cart/videos/BI277/BBTBMed.asp
Prayerfully consider hosting a Business by the Book Workshop at your company or church? For more information email: plantz@cbmc.com or dmoyer@cbmc.com

BBB Groups help graduates of Business By the Book Workshops and Seminars apply Biblical Business Principles. For more information contact:
plantz@cbmc.com or dmoyer@cbmc.com

Forums Groups help one-another solve difficult business issues using Biblical Business Principles through prayer, counsel, support, and accountability in a confidential environment. For additional information go to http://forums.cbmc.com or email plantz@cbmc.com or dmoyer@cbmc.com.

The Forums Ministry includes Business by The Book Workshops, BBB Groups, Forum Groups and the Business Leadership Forum.
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