Our God is a God of order. He knew right away that we weren’t going to make it on our own. He created laws and commandments for us to follow.
Thankfully in the four gospels we have been able to document His “policies and procedures” for life.
Some of His teachings were policy type lessons like do not commit adultery. Others were more procedural as He taught us to pray in the Lord’s prayer.
Jesus had dual teaching going on. He was teaching people how to live simultaneous to teaching the disciples His ministry. He wanted His ministry to run even when He was no longer physically present.
What Would Jesus Do?
That should be our goal for our business, too. Jesus teaching was so consistent and well communicated that we still hear today WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?).
Wouldn’t it be cool if you were on vacation and your team is in a pickle and instead of calling you, they all put their heads together and say “What Would Sue Do?” or “What Would Joe Do?” And even more cool would be that you had created such a strong foundation of policies and procedures consistently applied that they would be able to figure out what you would actually do.
And if you want to top off the perfect scenario-
If you have built your business on your Christian values then in many cases your team could go straight to “What Would Jesus Do?” because they know that “What Would Sue/Joe Do?” would be the same answer!
Think about it. If we build systems and teams on our Christian values we have such a foundation for our business. Our employees will automatically know:
customer service – treat others how we would want to be treated
quality – in everything we do glorify God
service – Jesus washed His disciples feet
delegation – Moses found many other men to delegate the judging duties to
Christian Values = Good Business
It is amazing how good business lines up with our Christian values.
Having predictable, duplicatable systems is necessary for leading and growing a prosperous business for the long run. No matter how passionate we are about our vision. No matter how young or energetic we are. No matter how gifted and talented we are and how many hats we can wear….eventually we need rest. Eventually we need to pass the torch.
That’s What Jesus Did. And 2000 years later we are still following His policies and procedures manual (The Bible). Two thousand years later the gospel is still being shared across nations.
You don’t have to worry about where you business will be 2000 years from now, but will your employees know what to do without your direct input 2000 days from now? How about 2 days from now?