Here is a brief description of what the Business Development Team is and what we are trying to create.
“Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men…” – Colossians 3:23 HCSB (EA Business Development theme verse).
The Business Development Team exists to help Envision Atlanta reach it’s goal of becoming more sustainable. We do this by creating work spaces that not only help fund the mission but also:
- Provide a livable wage,
- Function as discipleship platforms,
- And allow leaders to rise and be developed.
We believe that every person who follows Christ is called to be a missionary regardless of where they work or the vocation that they serve. This means that those who are called to the Clergy and to Missions have no higher call than those of the Congregation. Every believer in Jesus is responsible for the missions field that they are in! This attitude allows every job to be dedicated to God and therefore Holy calling.
As I’ve mentioned in past blog posts (Proud to be a Window Cleaner), our first work space we’ve created is a window cleaning company: EA Development and Services, LLC. A large portion of my time with Envision Atlanta has been spent building this company and growing the customer base. By the end of summer 2018 we hope to bring our first employee on to the EA Dev and Serve team.
In December of 2017 Amanda Peters joined Envision Atlanta as part of the Business Development Team. She is heading up our Thrift Store initiative and is doing an amazing job. The thrift store has already started taking donations and we are excited to be releasing more details in the near future. It has been a privilege getting to advise and oversee this project and I can’t wait to see its potential turn into reality.
This post originally was posted on www.brianvalois.com.