Business for the Common Good

We’ve learned that when we have both compassion and capacity, we have transformation. We’ve learned that we serve the common good by rejoicing in good work, promoting reconciliation, and standing up for justice.

We continue our core values series on the common good by asking, what role do businesses play in the common good?

It seems to me that one of the obstacles we need to overcome is to prove to people that you can glorify God just as much in the marketplace as you can in the church or on the foreign mission field. – Dr. Gregory Thornbury

Values & Capitalism recently produced a documentary on calling and entrepreneurship called, To Whom is Given: Business for the Common Good. This 30 minute documentary shares the stories of three businesses and their Christian owners who are trying to connect their Sunday worship to their Monday work.

Woven throughout the documentary is a roundtable discussion featuring Katherine Leary Alsdorf (Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work), Dave Blanchard (Praxis), Christopher Brooks (Moody Theological Seminary, Evangel Ministries), and Gregory Thornbury (The King’s College).

Watch the full documentary or the shorter segments on the American Enterprise Institute website here.

Is there a business leader in your church who is trying to connect their work and worship for the common good? If so, consider submitting a paper in preparation for our common good conference, CG2017.

Topics: Business, Common Good