Discipling Marketplace Leaders is a ministry of International Christian Ministries (ICM).
Vision Statement: To reclaim the redeemed marketplace through Church-based Business as Mission and bring it under the Lordship of Christ.
Mission Statement: To empower the local church to establish and run successful Marketplace Ministries, empowering, equipping, encouraging, and discipling business owners to work toward a quadruple bottom line that is measured by: missional, social, economic, and environmental gains.
What Does Our Name Mean?
Discipling – A Christian disciple is one who accepts and assists in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. A disciple is also a student, undergoing learning and training. We want to be in the ongoing process of discipling; learning God’s will for business and how that applies to each of us.
Marketplace – The marketplace is that combination of business, education, and government that come together to make economic transactions possible. These three systems are the key components of a nation and the health and heart of a nation can be surmised by looking at these three organic systems in themselves and as they interrelate. We are called in the Great Commission to “disciple the nations” not just individuals. This ministry focuses specifically on the business aspect of a nation.
Leaders – A leader directs a business, organization, or group. A leader has influence or power. 1 Peter 2:9 tells that we are a “chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Business leaders are also called to be priests if you will, and the work place is the parish. Leaders need to know how to use power and influence and declare the praises of God in what they do as business leaders.