Are you an Evangelist, Missionary, Pastor, Teacher or Church worker?
Do you know someone who is called into any of those fields?
Are you still struggling with the idea that God doesn’t want you to work or do business? That He (God) wants you to be in ministry full-time?
Well I am here to tell you that you don’t need to struggle anymore.
God likes you to have a business that generates you income. He wants you to make money while pursuing His call for your life.
Paul Had a Business
I don’t know the kind of encounter you have but Paul had a face-to-face encounter with Jesus, yet he was a tent maker. He did that by the side while pursuing the call of God for his life. Reference
Think about it. Most of the missionary hospitals and schools today were established with the skills of those great preachers. They used their skills while also preaching the gospel.
Embrace The Move
The time has gone when a pastor depends solely on tithes and offerings to make ends meet.
Pastors now know that God is not against them doing some business by the side as long as God’s work is flowing unhindered.
The time comes that your ministry grows big and can now properly pay you the pastor.
But until then, here are practical business ideas that as a Pastor you might consider doing while you pursue God’s call for your life.
Business Idea #1: Tutorial Center:
A place where you can converge students and charge them a fee while they learn their school subjects after school hours.
Business Idea #2: Paid Seminars:
If you know some subjects so well, you could repackage it and sell it as a paid seminar. People will gladly come to learn anything on make money, marriage, sex, study abroad, internet marketing, etc. Properly done you can become a millionaire doing this.
Business Idea #3: Online Publishing:
Write a book and sell it on Amazon kindle.
This is a noble business idea for a church minister. Of course you have to studiously learn what sells and how to go about it.
Business Idea #4: eCommerce Store:
These days, people are looking towards the internet for their shopping.
You can setup an online store targeting a particular demography or product and viola, you have your own business.
Business Idea #5: Mini Importation:
You can actually stay in your home, buy some stuff from some stores and have it delivered to you while you resell with a very high markup.
You can even setup your own store and resell these items
Business Idea #6: Movie Production:
This is no doubt an area that needs a lot of revival.
With so much sex in our screens today, we need more and more God-inspired people who can help produce great inspirational movies and not the violence and sex we have today, just like T.D. Jakes and others are doing today
Business Idea #7: Real Estate Consulting:
I am not talking about becoming an agent; I am talking about buying and selling properties. If you have a passion in this area, you definitely can build a mega business out of it. With the internet today you can even have a website to market this service and over time attract lots of clients.
Business Idea #8: Blogging:
While blogging is not a get rich quick business model, there is no doubt that it can be a great way for a minister to reach out to the world and become an authority. Properly don’t, this can be a great avenue for ministry and income.
Business Idea #9: Computer Center
Business Idea #10: Event Packaging
God wants everyone of His servants to have financial dominion. And that happens through business and divine favor.
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