Social entrepreneurs in today’s world need to be research-savvy. We live an information age where an endless amount of material from around the world is at our fingertips at all times. It requires a kind of skill to sift through useless material to curate the best resources for innovative work.
There is a difference between leading and controlling your child. Leading is usually about a healthy process while controlling is focused on selfish outcomes. If you want your kid to develop resilience, you have to teach him how to make his own decisions.
I also stopped working for churches when I got the opportunity to do the kind of work that I was passionate about but wasn’t conducive to the church system. In my new role, I am excited about being able to think outside the church ministry box and to put some entrepreneurial muscle to work to try and solve some of the problems of our world with some new and innovative programs and initiatives.
If you have read our previous articles, you might have noticed that we have tried to make the connection for increased capacity for resilience in kids to relational and physical health. We believe that health in these two areas is important factors for building resilience in kids.
Today we are ready for part 4 of six-week series on Social Entrepreneurship and the Mission of God. This week, we want to take a look at how Christians are engaged in social entrepreneurship. It will be helpful to understand a few concepts that help frame and clarify social entrepreneurialism.
There is a fascinating word in the Bible. In Greek, the word is “makrothumia.” It is rendered, “longsuffering.” The history of this word is fascinating. In its original form, it meant
A couple of weeks ago we began a six-week blog series called “Social Entrepreneurship and the Mission of God.” In the broadest sense, social entrepreneurs are innovators who seek new ways of offering solutions to societal challenges.
Resilience is the ability to thrive through hardship, learn the life lessons needed, and grow as a person. The challenges that kids face today often require resilience. And the problems of adulthood also welcome a kind of resilience that can begin to be formed in the childhood years.
If we are going to address this question, we need to recognize that social entrepreneurship as a practice in the world is not new to the Church, even though it has a modern title. Finding new ways to solve social problems as a way to promote social justice is as old as the Church herself.
Forming resilience in children is needed both for the present and genuine challenges that kids face, like bullying and peer pressure; and to develop a capacity for the challenges that will come in adulthood.