Influence is in the hands of the investor. Because capital can create growth, change and opportunity, it's up to the ones who hold it to decide what those will be. Those who own the capital also possess the ability to influence not just their individual companies and clients, but the broader financial market as well. How we seek to use this influence—whether to launch faith-based employee resource groups, to advocate for chaplaincy, or to simply encourage entrepreneurs in our discipleship—will be the mark for which we are known and remembered.

Using Scripture as Our Guide

  • Romans 11:29 For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.

  • 1 Peter 5:2 Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly.

  • 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.

  • Acts 20:28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

  • Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.