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The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose.

Purpose and meaning are playing an increasingly important role in the contemporary workforce. In particular, the younger generations entering the workforce are looking for ‘meaning makers’, people who can help them contextualise their work in the context of a bigger story and life purpose.

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The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose.

Purpose and meaning are playing an increasingly important role in the contemporary workforce. In particular, the younger generations entering the workforce are looking for ‘meaning makers’, people who can help them contextualise their work in the context of a bigger story and life purpose.

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days. At its core the concept of Design Thinking is Customer-centric. It’s about understanding what your customer wants first before providing them with a solution.

Start with Why

Some of you might have read Simon Sinek’s best-selling book ‘Start with Why’- or at least seen the Ted talk. The rediscovery of ‘why’ surprises me because I’m one of those people who are always thinking about why.

Discover God-given Purpose

We founded Seed in response to three problems. In this blog series we’re outlining the problems and a taste of how Seed plans to respond to them.

Faith and Business Practice Amongst Christian Entrepreneurs in Developing and Emerging Markets by Eric A.S. Wood and Peter S. Heslam

This article examines the impact of faith on the business approach of Christian entrepreneurs in developing and emerging market settings. Special attention is given to the distinctive context for business in these environments (including high levels of poverty and corruption); the entrepreneurs’ responses, and how faith influences these responses.

Characteristics of the Christian Entrepreneur: An Exploratory Study.

Governments globally are encouraging entrepreneurship and creating platforms for new entrepreneurial business opportunities. The study of entrepreneurship has been approached from many perspectives and grounded in various theories. Historically, research to understand why individuals become entrepreneurs has centred on secular considerations, leaving many unanswered questions.

Finding a Fixed Mindset Amongst The Frantic

A couple of years ago I ran a Busy Women’s Retreat… That might sound like a contradiction in terms. How can we retreat in the midst of busyness? Is it possible to be still, when nothing around you is?

Pathway Builders Part Two

Where should those pathways lead? Our hope is that the pathways ultimately make it possible for Christians to be agents for redemptive change in society.
Redemptive change is our term for a particular approach to social change that grows out of our engagement with the Christian story. It is an approach to change that results in our growth and formation as followers of Jesus, while also making a positive impact on society and bearing witness to Jesus.

Pathway Builders Part One

Over the last 6 months, a deeper clarity has emerged around the purpose of Seed. After a couple of years working through the detail of ‘how’ we do what we set out to do, we’ve had the pleasure of returning to reconsider in fresh ways ‘why’ Seed exists.
That ‘why’ – Seed’s purpose – is to create pathways for effective and faithful engagement by Christians in society. We might not talk about that in our public messages all the time, but that lies at the core of Seed’s existence.

Doing Business God’s Way by Dennis Peacocke

This book was the result of years of study, conversations, and seminars which I taught on the general content in the 1980s. What  has always seemed clear to me is that “spiritual truth” that does not result in measurable change in the here-and-now is either not yet clearly understood or irrelevant. For sure, economics and business are about here-and-now reality, and the issue therefore is to connect these endeavors and ground them to their spiritual foundations in the God who created them.

Faith-Based Entrepreneurship by Linda Christiansen

This thesis is about the role of the (Lutheran) Christian faith in social purpose business ventures. These business ventures have been known as “business as mission” (BAM) businesses within the Christian community but, so far, only limited research on the impact of these businesses has taken place and that mostly within the Christian Community.

Incubating Vision For Your Unique Context

or as long as we can remember, the ability to see has been understood as a divine gift. From the snake in the garden to the eye of Horus, from the “see-ers” of the Old Testament to the “light of the world” in the New, the opening of blind eyes has been amongst the most pressing themes of the human condition – and its hope.

The Soul Of An Entrepreneur by Jordan J. Ballor & Victor V. Claar

Although often acknowledged as critically important, the role of the entrepreneur in the modern economy is often underdeveloped or inadequately understood. The reason for this is in large part due to the complex anthropological mysteries that lie at the heart of entrepreneurship.

Identity, Story & Purpose

When God calls people into relationship with him, he offers them new life. Intrinsic to this new life is the offer and assurance of salvation, yet the transformation to new life is much more than salvation, much more than a mere transaction. What happens, primarily, is that God designates us with a new identity. God changes who we are.

Entrepreneurship Within A Biblical Worldview by Brian Baugus, PhD

This paper has two goals: to demonstrate the divine aspects of entrepreneurship and to show that there is much more to entrepreneurialism than business activities.

Christians have a somewhat schizophrenic view of entrepreneurs. We see them as something of a necessary evil; we recognize their value to some extent but also view them with skepticism and distrust, especially those who become wealthy. They are frequently viewed in a certain accusatory way, as though their wealth has come at the expense of others. 

Shaped: Design Thinking, Desire, and Knowledge in Business Innovation by Nathan Trulsen

But design thinking—prioritizing the emotional and imaginative side of being human—seeks to put creativity in the center seat of business strategy, owning up to the reality that desire and knowledge are more connected than largely acknowledged. As a Christian who seeks to give glory to God through my work, I am delighted that design thinking provides a more human approach to understanding innovation.

Design Thinking: The Missing Link from Theology to Business Practice? by Michael Hodson

At a recent meeting of Christian business people the speaker took pains to deny there was anything distinctive that the Christian faith could contribute to the redesign of the financial system. This lack of faith in the power of the Christian faith is widespread and due in part I believe to the difficulty of linking theology to business practice.t a recent meeting of Christian business people the speaker took pains to deny there was anything

The Challenge of Change

As part of our Accelerator program at Seed we consider the reality that in the current marketplace any organisation that wants to succeed must embed innovation and change into their structures and processes from a very early stage.

Beyond Belief

Some of you would be old enough to remember the Blackstump Christian music and arts festival that used to light up the Sydney Christian scene. The time when it was most influential was right in my formative teenage years.