I am Pastor Jacquie Babb. I am the senior pastor of Keystone Church and Ministries. I work along with my husband, Perry Babb, to bring the life and reality of the relationship with Jesus Christ into every day life. We are very practical in our approach to the Gospel. We believe that the principles of the Kingdom of God are as relevant as they were in biblical times and they come alive when applied today. The Bible is like an ‘owner’s manual’ that helps people navigate through life toward their fullest potential. It promotes healthy mindsets and gives answers to problems that we all encounter during our lifetime.
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Pastors Jacquie and Perry Babb
Applying Biblical Principles to the Workplace (Part I)
Dec. 13, 2010|| by Stephanie A. - HR Expert
Word is amazing. It is the single best business book on the market.
I’ve spent years studying great business leaders and I’m always amazed
to find that most are crediting biblical principles for their success,
whether or not they realize it. We were designed to do work and I
believe we were designed to get satisfaction from doing our work. So
few find that satisfaction because they don’t feel successful at work.
Over the next few weeks, let’s hit a few “success” principles. Apply
them and see if your work life doesn’t become more satisfying.
First, let’s cover a basic - accountability. Scripture tells us to do everything we do as though we’re doing it for the Lord Himself. We tend to have trouble with this one, but it comes down to personal accountability. We need to take ownership of our own actions even when no one is looking. Be on time. Give your best every day. Show respect to everyone you work with - customers, vendors, co-workers, managers. Be honest. Avoid excuses and admit when you make a mistake. Accept constructive feedback and give feedback constructively. Avoid gossip in all of its forms. Keep your commitments.
Accountability is a tough principle to apply to our own lives, believe me I understand! However, I speak the truth when I tell you that there are very few people who live like this and you remember every single one you meet. Gossip, grumbling, poor performance, and backbiting have all become commonplace in the work environment. We spend hours managing around these behaviors, knowing that we shouldn’t have to. If you can live this principle, you will shine above others. Managers will appreciate you and be grateful for you. Customers will be loyal and tell others about their positive experience with you. Vendors will do what they can to work with you and associate their company with yours. You will become very valuable to those in your work world. Wouldn’t that make work at least a little more satisfying?
Applying Biblical Principles in the Workplace Part II will be published soon.