The online Integrity Clinic is a comprehensive resource for Christian business and ministry leaders looking for answers, encouragement and support.
As you know, living with faith and integrity in the workplace isn’t always easy! It takes focus, discipline, and accountability. Rick’s online clinic puts the information–and inspiration–you need to live it out at your fingertips. As you delve into the depths of knowledge and experience catalogued here, you will find helpful tips, real-life answers and powerful encouragement. It’s like having a personal business coach 24/7 who has the experience and wisdom to tell it like it is!
Bookmark this page, and let Rick coach you into a life of integrity, faith, and honoring God with your work!
Godly business leaders do their work as unto the lord. The quality of their products and services is excellent, with a good reputation following them. Excellence is passion + purpose + quality, all done to God’s glory. When quality has been sacrificed, they immediately acknowledge it and make it right, regardless of the cost.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…” Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
Faith is doing our work unconventionally and courageously, according to God’s leading. We trust in God’s strength rather than being unequally yoked or self-reliant. We please God instead of man.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
Godly business leaders are honest even when it doesn’t serve our self interest. They honor their vows. They don’t participate in deception, fraud, or evil in any way. They fear God, instead of man, and remember that they are always being observed by their creator. When they wrong someone they quickly ask for forgiveness and pay restitution when necessary.
Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.” Exodus 20:20 (NIV)
Relationship with God
A lover of God prays about their work throughout the day, studies and understands God’s Word as it applies to business decisions and is obedient to God’s commands and principles.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30 (NIV)
Relationship with Others
A lover of others in the workplace is known as a shepherd, rather than a tyrant. They realize that relationships are more important than results. They look out for the oppressed, rather than use them. They are humble leaders with a servant’s heart.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)