When Jeff Simmons started in ministry, he was surprised at how much of his time involved business. Yet business was never a part of his theological education.
He's not alone. Most people in ministry receive little or no training in this area. When faced with multiple business decisions and tasks a day, leaders can become discouraged or frustrated.
We need help and guidance to become effective and wise stewards of the money and resources entrusted to us by God. Pastor and entrepreneur Jeff Simmons equips you with the training you need to have the greatest kingdom impact. When pastors and nonprofit leaders are good at the business side of their ministry, more people can be blessed and supported.
Simmons explores topics such as:
This book will help every ministry, church, and nonprofit maximize their resources for greater kingdom impact.
"The missing ingredient in ministry is often business acumen. The Business of Ministry brings together mission, heart, practical business concepts, and God's leading. Pastor Jeff Simmons also shares personal stories where opportunities were filtered through ministry and business principles. This book is like having a trusted friend kindly and gently mentor you. I highly recommend this for anyone in ministry at any level."
—PAUL SCHMITZ, Executive Director and Cofounder, ShowerUp
"There are so many transferrable principles from business to ministry. After serving for years in the church and nonprofit space, I can attest that this book will help your organization make a greater impact for the kingdom of God. I can't wait for you to read it and apply."
—CONNIA NELSON, Senior Vice President & CHRO, Lifeway Christian Resources
"Every ministry leader should read this book. It doesn't matter whether you are just beginning your ministry work or are a seasoned ministry veteran, there is something in The Business of Ministry for you. Page after page, I felt God encouraging me where I needed it, and reminding me to include Him in the areas that I have been trying to do things on my own."
—STEVE NORRIS, President, 4:13 Strong
"The Business of Ministry is a must-read for every pastor and ministry leader. As someone who has worked on the business side of church for over thirty-two years, I'm firmly convinced that God is not only interested in this aspect of ministry, but I believe He is greatly glorified when the local church is operating effectively and efficiently. Jeff Simmons is a faithful pastor who not only understands these realities but has effectively implemented principles that work. You will find this book to be compelling and inspiring, yet also accessible and practical. You will glean something that will immediately strengthen you and your ministry."
—DENNIS BLYTHE, Executive Pastor, The Church at Brook Hills
"What if every church and nonprofit reached their full potential? Can you imagine what a difference there would be in the world today? This is a book that can help your church or ministry grow and make a difference for the glory of God today."
—MARY KATHARINE HUNT, CEO of Justice & Mercy International
"Ministries are best when they are effective, focused, efficient, and organized. Jeff Simmons understands these principles and applies them in his life, ministry, and message. This book equips those in ministry desiring to be great stewards of the resources entrusted to them."
—RICK WELDAY, Business Executive with Fortune 50 company
"My friend, Jeff Simmons, has always possessed a unique blend of talent. He has the compassion of a pastor, but also the acumen of a CEO. This new book is a culmination of these two streams of giftedness. This is a must-read for anyone considering 'ministry' but also a must-read for anyone wanting to be a faithful steward of God's resources. May our work for Jesus increase tenfold in impact on the world He died to save!"
—WAYNE WILLIAMS, Lead Pastor, Renew Church
"After decades of leading ministries and nonprofits, Jeff shares practical principles to the inspiring stories that will assist ministry leaders in making decisions to help them lead their organizations more effectively. You will find this book hard to put down. I am excited to hear of the numerous ministries that will benefit by putting these principles into action. You will want to read this book with a pen/highlighter in your hand because it is jam-packed with takeaways for your ministry."
—KEN THOMAS, President of Connect Ministries
"After serving for over fifty years in the faith-based nonprofit space, I can attest that this book will help your organization make a greater impact for the kingdom of God. I have watched Jeff and his church and nonprofit practice these principles. This book is not a book filled with theory; rather, it's a book of proven practical sound advice. Because ministry is business and business is ministry. I can't wait for you to read it and apply it."
—TOM ATEMA, Cofounder of Heart for Lebanon; Founder & CEO of Vertical Horizons Group