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What is Kingdom Culture?

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Philosophy and faith are the frameworks or worldviews in life that determine our values and beliefs that we live by. Everyone believes or has faith in something or someone. Our worldview, values and beliefs then drive our motivation, intention and help answer the “WHY” in our strategic approach to our organisation, business, or cause. Kingdom Culture is a worldview approach to life where Christian Biblical principles help to build or determine our values, purpose and strategies.

The Kingdom is the manifestation of the principles (fruit), truths and wisdom for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God on earth, under the revelation of Jesus Christ as the King of the Kingdom. Kingdom Culture requires a very different approach to our values, by upholding a much higher ethical approach to life. Examples of some of these principles are stewardship, honesty, love, generosity, prosperity and balanced scales (fair trade).

It is all about our values

Values determine and establish a culture. Culture will always manifest the inherent values of the majority within the population group. Kingdom Culture should help establish a way or approach to our organisations and interactions with people that uphold one of the greatest principles of the King, namely love. Not romantic love, but true love. This looks like engaging in a business where I have the best intentions for you. What can I do for you, that I would want to be done for me if our roles were reversed? How do we resolve problems or disagreements where we can try to find a win-win situation? How can we help our employees walk in their purpose, grow and be valued as equals, while still maintaining organisational structure?


Why should we apply Kingdom Culture in our organisation?

Kingdom Culture is part of the dominion mandate that God established for mankind before the fall of Adam and Eve, after the flood in Noah’s time, and at the arrival of Jesus as announced by John the Baptist. One of the reasons why more and more Christians are applying the principles of Kingdom Culture in their organisations is because it can yield 10x, 30x, 60x and 100x returns both economically and from a healthy, motivated teamwork perspective. The main reason many entrepreneurs and organisation leaders are awakening to Kingdom Culture is to be able to advance the Kingdom of God while they don’t feel called to the church or missions. Their gifting is being applied in line with their purpose, and without separating their faith and function. I believe that all Christians wherever they are in life, need to walk and live by the revelation of the Kingdom of God on earth, that they need to manifest, advance or build with this mindset. It doesn’t matter then if you are in government, business, media, education, a non-profit, or an employee in a company; believers need to manifest the Kingdom of God within their sphere of influence in society for the good of those around them.

Kingdom principles applied in an organisation do not conflict with sound business management practices. It adds a new dimension to management principles. I have seen the application of Kingdom principles help the organisation’s employees come alive. What once was just a mundane job – becomes the opportunity to walk in and manifest the gifts, calling and fullness of their purpose. Whether used in Strategic Planning, Marketing and Sales, or HR, it brings a new dimension to organisations, even in the area of crisis management.

To help answer the “WHY” question regarding your vision or mission, it is important to know what worldview you believe, what values you uphold, and what motivates you to do what you do. One of the greatest assets in Kingdom Culture is people and this approach to organisations allows the call to love and serve people to be infused into our everyday lives. I have had the conviction that Christianity should be impacting life and society outside of “Sunday church” – I call this “The Other Six Days“, what does the manifest Kingdom look like outside of the “Sunday church”?

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