What if there were a place Christian entrepreneurs could receive business training, share tips and tricks for doing business, safely discuss the challenges and victories of walking by faith in pursuing their God-given vision, pray for and fellowship with other Christian entrepreneurs, and give back to the Kingdom by helping and encouraging aspiring business owners to step out on faith and trust God to finish the work He started?
THERE IS! This safe place is called the BBF Kingdom Network.
The Kingdom Network isn't just for Christian business owners and entrepreneurs. It's also for the Body of Christ to find the goods, services and ministries they need. For more information follow the links below.
Members of the Network are called Kingdom Companies because they are living their lives and running their businesses boldly proclaiming their commitment to the Kingdom, unashamedly operating in integrity serving customers as unto the Lord.
Benefit to The Body Of Christ (public access)
The Biz By Faith Network is a place that the Body of Christ can go to search and find Christians in business offering their God-given talents, goods and services.
God has placed within the Body of Christ every service, product and witty invention imaginable. We believe that the Body will utilize these services, IF they are known. The Biz By Faith Network Directory is a great place to learn about the gifts within the Body.
Not only can visitors find the services and products they need, they can also comment on what was received.
- Why should the Body have to go to the world to find a good service provider or product?
- Why can't businesses receive valuable feedback and praise on their company from Christians?
- Why Isn't there a place Christian business owners be accountable to the Body of Christ for their level of service and business integrity?
- Is there a safe place for Christian business owners to receive constructive criticism without condemnation and be given the opportunity to improve?
Biz By Faith IS THAT PLACE!
We believe the time is NOW to manifest the Kingdom here on earth: in partnership, in collaboration, in business, in fellowship, in CHRIST. The BBF Christian business directory is one step in the right direction.
To use and search the directory, you must become a BBF member. Click here to sign up to be a member. It's fast, it's easy, it's FREE. The database will be ready to search after our official launch fall 2016.
In the meantime, help us expand and grow the database by telling your favorite Christian business to become a Kingdom Company today!
Why the Biz By Faith Network
The Biz By Faith Network differs from other Christian business networks in that we are intentional about reaching across the man-made boundaries that separate us within the Body of Christ. Namely race, denomination, economics, social and political affiliation, and geography.
We believe Jesus is returning for One Body and that there is only One Kingdom of God. Biz By Faith member Kingdom Companies share this belief and join us in our efforts to be purposeful about trying to unite the Body of Christ. Read more about us, the founders journey, our mission and values, and our statement of faith.
Member Kingdom Companies enjoy many benefits:
- Free participation in annual Christian business expo
- Free inclusion in BBF searchable directory
- Discounts on BBF services
- Free access to member-only section of website to access forums, tools, business resources, full calendar of Kingdom Company events
- Free admittance to presentations, workshop/trainings, fellowships, mini-expos and our Christian Speaker Series -- every month!
- More than 25 events remaining for 2016!
- Examples of Upcoming Workshop/Trainings:
* WBE/MBE/Sect3 Certification Workshop
* Banking and Business Mini Expo
* SEO -- making your website #1 in searches Training
* The Ministry of Business Presentation
- Upcoming and Potential Speakers:
* Nate Johnson, President & Broker of Real Estate Solutions Mortgage Company; National Speaker; Appeared on HGTV's House Hunters
* Cathy & Jerome Jenkins, successful entrepreneurial husband and wife team of C. Jenkins Company (Chemicals, Fabrics, Papers), Cathy's
Kitchen Restaurant, J & C BBQ and Blues, and more!
* Miriam Mahan, co-founder and Executive Director of Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Services, the largest social service provider for individuals,
families and children in the Tri-county area of St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren counties, Missouri.
* Country Bob, Inc., makers of Country Bobs Sauces and Seasonings, where "Christ is our C.E.O."
Member Kingdom Companies agree to the following:
- Agreement with and adherence to the BBF Statement of Faith.
- Attend a BBF workshop/training, speaker series offering or other BBF event at least once per quarter. Your fellow Kingdom Companies need the gift inside of you! This requirement helps ensure we maintain an active and robust membership. Your participation helps create valuable synergy between every Kingdom Company, as we learn from and encourage one another.
Choose your method of service:
- Host one member workshop/training, speaker, or event once per year (Note: member events are free to Kingdom Companies). Hosts provide one or more of the following (only one is required): the location, snacks/beverages, staffing the event.
- Volunteer as a mentor or guest instructor at an upcoming Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) class session.
- Membership is $25 per month (or $275 if paying annually). UNTIL MAY 31, 2016: During our membership drive, membership is free with an offering of any amount towards the work of the ministry!
BBF Kingdom Network Directory
One special feature of the BBF Kingdom Network is the Christian Business Directory. The Directory is made up of Kingdom Companies from all sectors of the Christian community. Each Kingdom Company can showcase it's unique services, philosophy and/or benefits on its own personalized profile page.
The directory is fully searchable. Additionally, BBF visitors can offer feedback on Kingdom Companies offering praise or constructive criticism as well as a letter "grade". These grades and comments are used to aid other visitors and potential customers. Please note that all comments are carefully monitored and verified before posting.
How to Join
Becoming a member is simple. To join the BBF Kingdom Network and become a Kingdom Company:
- Complete the online member enrollment form
- Until May 31, 2016, make a donation of any amount (after 5/31 membership is $25/month; or $275 if paid annually)
Once you complete your enrollment form and receive notice of approval, you will receive access to member only portions of the BBF website. You can also begin customizing your member profile right away. However, your profile will not be live and searchable to visitors until you have committed to your choice of service and a donation of any amount has been received (offer good through May 31, 2016).