Management, Theology and the Marketplace

The intersection of Management, Theology and the Marketplace is where you as a Christian leader/manager spend most of your vocational time. As such you experience regularly the dynamics and relationships between them. It is my experience that very few other people, including most spiritual counselors, really understand the intersection. Listen to what Peter Drucker, the renowned management leader said about that intersection: "I have learned more theology as a practicing management consultant than when I taught religion."

That is an amazing statement!

He goes on to elaborate.

"  . . because the object of management is a human community held together by the work bond for a common purpose, management always deals with the nature of Man (as all of us with any practical experience have learned) with Good and Evil, as well."

That so well illustrates the unique challenges that Christian business leaders face and experience on a daily basis. And because it is a unique intersection there are few resources to refer to; hence the positive advantages of groups of fellow Christian leaders who understand both the challenge of being a CEO/Leader and of being committed to do so with a biblical view point of man and other resources. God is a part of the equation.

Drucker adds:

"Society needs a return to spiritual values - not to offset the material but to make it fully productive, . . . . . The individual needs the return to spiritual values, for he can survive in the present human situation only by reaffirming that man is not just a biological and physiological being being also a spiritual being, that is creature, and existing for the purposes of his Creator and subject to Him".

As we just celebrated the Advent event of Christ's birth, and as we plan our 2015 journeys, consider the opportunities and responsibilities of growing in the intersection of Management, Theology and the Marketplace.