NEW SERIES: Believers in Business — Kick-Off Episodes — Scott’s Crisis Story (Part 2)

In this new series, I (Scott) want to focus on how, as believers in business leadership, our faith forms our business. We’ll be digging into that with varying perspectives and voices throughout the series. (By the way, if you or someone you know would be a great fit for this series, please contact me at info@fxmissions.com.)

To start out, I decided I’d like to share more of my own story. To be specific, one specific crisis story. This story unfolds in two parts, so be sure to listen to both as I relay what transpired, how I got through it, how it shaped my business and, most importantly, how it impacted and changed me.

“I don’t believe that you can crush the competition in a spirit of love, with the testimony of Christ.”

Scott McClelland

What You’ll Learn

  • Highlights from the Lord
    • Not working from the truth of already being accepted
    • Finding a place of forgiveness
  • The Lord guides and sees him through
    • The hobbit hole humbling
    • Rescued with an unexpected large contract
    • Saved from ruin
  • Don’t be driven by the spirit of the age 
    • The place of repentance
    • Doing it God’s way
  • On the other side
    • Loan repayment
    • Years later: Meeting the original Operations Director who would not have hired him
    • Complete dependence upon God
    • Put down the shovel

“The faithful man, or woman, is the one whom God promotes.”

Scott McClelland

About The Leadership Moment

Scott McClelland of Foundational Missions shares bite-sized insights into leadership, with a focus on the Bible, missions, and ministry. He pulls from a wide variety of sources and always has something to inspire and challenge us to greatness.

Email: info@fxmissions.com 

NEW SERIES: Believers in Business — Kick-Off Episodes — Scott’s Crisis Story (Part 1) – LM224

In this new series, I (Scott) want to focus on how, as believers in business leadership, our faith forms our business. We’ll be digging into that with varying perspectives and voices throughout the series. (By the way, if you or someone you know would be a great fit for this series, please contact me at info@fxmissions.com.)

To start out, I decided I’d like to share more of my own story. To be specific, one specific crisis story. This story unfolds in two parts, so be sure to listen to both as I relay what transpired, how I got through it, how it shaped my business and, most importantly, how it impacted and changed me.

He’s trying to get through to me that I’m following my own way and that’s why I’m hemmed in by obstacles… I was finally getting the picture.

Scott McClelland

What You’ll Learn

  • Starting completely fresh
    • Scott’s business venture and how the nature of it lent to this particular crisis
    • The bank tour and the friends and family round
  • The crisis begins and grows
    • Cash flow drops
    • Solutions that didn’t work
  • The Bible verse that nailed Scott’s situation
    • Hemmed in by obstacles
    • No money to reimburse those who believed in him
  • The pressure mounts
    • A day the Holy Spirit impressed the verse on him again
    • Personal revelation: Repentance was necessary

About The Leadership Moment

Scott McClelland of Foundational Missions shares bite-sized insights into leadership, with a focus on the Bible, missions, and ministry. He pulls from a wide variety of sources and always has something to inspire and challenge us to greatness.

Email: info@fxmissions.com 

Prevail Model of Leadership with Dr. Noah Manyika (Part 3) – LM0223

The key to biblical, transformational leadership is presence – God's presence and our presence. Listen to discover what our presence should do to fulfill the Great Commission and our Cultural Mandate.

In Part 3, Dr. Noah Manyika and Scott continue to discuss the Prevail Model of Leadership and the PREVAIL acronym.

“What we call secular is joined with the spiritual. The two of them constitute the railway tracks of the Kingdom. And I think that when we start looking at things that way, people will go to work and realize they are doing God’s work…”

Dr. Noah Manyika

When Christians do not appropriately assist people (believers and non-believers alike) in knowing their worth, we fail to properly execute the Great Commission or the cultural mandate. It is in valuing people that we can fulfill God’s calling. All human beings are made in the image of God and, therefore, have intrinsic value. But if people do not see their worth, they will make decisions that devalue themselves. Even physical assets can be devalued through lack of properly assigning worth, and the potential to impact people and the culture can be lost. Then the cultural mandate to influence and shape the culture fails and the effectiveness of the Great Commission is diminished.

The PREVAIL Model of Leadership shows and gives practical application to the parallel path of the Great Commission and the cultural mandate. Through being present in six different capacities, we can speak into the culture in tangible ways, thus creating opportunities and openings for the Great Commission.

What You’ll Learn

  • Truly valuing people
  • Validating divinity and leveraging that; an example
  • The balance between the Great Commission and cultural mandate

About Dr. Noah Manyika

Dr. Noah Manyika is a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research. He has served as an advisor to the Zimbabwe Government of National Unity led by John Nkomo, former Vice President of Zimbabwe. He also served as an adviser to ministry organizations in the Charlotte area on developing their urban and global missions work.

Read Noah’s story at noahmanyika.com/my-story.

Contact Noah: 

Noahmanyika.com

drnmanyika@gmail.com 

Get Noah’s book, The Challenge of Leadership: Is There Not a Cause?  

Watch for Noah’s upcoming book, Prevail: Reclaiming the Divinity of Our Humanity.

About The Leadership Moment

Scott McClelland of Foundational Missions shares bite-sized insights into leadership, with a focus on the Bible, missions, and ministry. He pulls from a wide variety of sources and always has something to inspire and challenge us to greatness.

Prevail Model of Leadership with Dr. Noah Manyika (Part 2) – LM0222

In Part 2, Dr. Noah Manyika and Scott continue to discuss the Prevail Model of Leadership and the first few letters of the PREVAIL acronym.

“The fulfillment of your call is critically dependent on you being present.” — Dr. Noah Manyika

In Christian discussions today, we talk a lot about how we are fighting a cultural war. It is important to acknowledge that as we fight this war, it is both external (outside our homes) and internal (within our own homes). Christians need to reconcile that we are to live not in two dualities. We are not to have one set of rules for “sacred things or circumstances” and another for “secular things or circumstances”.

Duplicity in perception is a deception. In order to fulfill the Great Commission, we are called to shape the culture, not to simply react to it. Without impacting the culture for the Kingdom, we are irrelevant.

With this in mind, all believers are called to a Prevail Model of Leadership, whether leading outside our homes or within. Within this model lies the PREVAIL acronym that enlivens each aspect and brings it from concept into practical understanding and modern application.

What You’ll Learn

  • Defining acts of worship more broadly
  • The acronym of PREVAIL (the first 3)
  • Measuring the effectiveness of nonprofits and, especially faith-based organizations, and the fulfillment of the Great Commission

About Dr. Noah Manyika

Dr. Noah Manyika is a Senior Fellow with the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research. He has served as an advisor to the Zimbabwe Government of National Unity led by John Nkomo, former Vice President of Zimbabwe. He also served as an adviser to ministry organizations in the Charlotte area on developing their urban and global missions work.

Read Noah’s story at noahmanyika.com/my-story.

Contact Noah: 

Watch for Dr. Noah’s upcoming book, Prevail: Reclaiming the Divinity of Our Humanity.

About The Leadership Moment

Scott McClelland of Foundational Missions shares bite-sized insights into leadership, with a focus on the Bible, missions, and ministry. He pulls from a wide variety of sources and always has something to inspire and challenge us to greatness.