What are the requirements to have the Kingdom Business Leaders program at our church?
Kingdom Business Leaders is committed to operating under the authority of the local church and with the blessing of the church’s senior pastor and leadership.
Our program was created by business leaders for business leaders and is most successful when it is overseen by a mature Christian businessperson. This person can be a former businessperson who now serves on the church staff or a non-staff church member, but he or she must have a strong business background and be willing to commit up to 20 hours per month to oversee the program.
At this time, we ask that any applying churches average at least 3,000 attendees in their weekend services.
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Can we start the Kingdom Business Leaders program immediately?
There currently is a waiting list to start the KBL program.
What is the cost to a church for the Kingdom Business Leader program?
There is a setup fee and a monthly cost. The amount of the setup fee and the monthly fee is determined by what level of service the church chooses (Silver, Gold, or Platinum). There may be additional costs for speaking, training and support, depending on the level chosen and the church’s needs.
What is the cost for the setup fee and the different service levels monthly charges?
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Is the setup fee billed separately from the monthly charges?
The setup fee is paid in advance to get access to the program and software. The cost to maintain the software is included in the monthly fee.
What does the setup fee include?
Depending on the level of service you choose (Silver, Gold, or Platinum), the setup fee includes setting you up on the program software, access to the program handbook, and program training. The Platinum level includes on-site training.
Are there other costs to the church for the program?
The user must set up their own auxiliary accounts that support the program and software (Brushfire or another vendor for events, Mandrill for e-mails and Stripe for payment processing for group member tuition.) The user is responsible for all charges associated with these accounts. Obviously, any staff costs would be paid by the Partner Church.
Who is the primary contact at KBL for financial questions?
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How long does it take to implement the KBL program?
It typically takes about six months from launch of the program to start groups, which is the main thrust of the program.
How will we know how to implement the KBL program?
Once you have been approved, you will have access to an online Kingdom Business Leaders Handbook, web access to the members-only area, as well as support from the KBL staff.
Is there a cost to the members of my church to be in the Kingdom Business Leaders program?
There is not a charge for a church member to become a member of Kingdom Business Leaders. There is a charge to be a member of a KBL group. There is a charge to be in a KBL group for several reasons:
- As every business owner knows, they apply more focus and energy wherever they have “skin in the game.”
- We have seen group attendance improve when we started charging business owners to be in a group.
- Matthew 6:21 states: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” We want the business owner’s heart to be in a place where he or she is committed to learning and applying biblical principles in his or her business, as well as building relationships with likeminded peers.
- We allow churches to give scholarship assistance, but do not allow full scholarships for the above reasons.
Group Facilitators are typically not charged. We allow churches to give scholarship assistance, but do not allow full scholarships for the above reasons.
Who is the group tuition paid to?
The group tuition goes directly to the Partner Church that is overseeing the groups, not to Kingdom Business Leaders.
Who can be a member of Kingdom Business Leaders at my church?
Our heart is to serve Christian business leaders and to help them implement best practices in their businesses and become better disciples of Jesus Christ. Candidates for the program are business owners and corporate leaders.
A business owner is defined as someone who owns a majority interest in the business they lead and is operating in that role full time.
A corporate leader is defined as someone who is a President, C-Level Executive of a private or public corporation that has more than 100 employees, or a Vice President that oversees at least 50 employees.
Our program is not currently intended for:
- Non-profit leaders.
- First-time start-up companies less than a year old.
- Direct sales agents.
- Network marketers.
- Manufacturing sales representatives.
- Realtors or financial advisors working for franchise organizations.
Can people who do not go to my church apply to be a member of Kingdom Business Leaders at my church?
We leave this up to the discretion of the individual church.
Do you provide training for group facilitators?
We will have an online group facilitator training guide and an online video for training group facilitators. We will also have an online group member training guide and an online video for training group members.
How does someone sign up to be a member of Kingdom Business Leaders at my church?
Each candidate goes through an initial application process to confirm their eligibility for Kingdom Business Leaders. Find out if KBL is at your church here.
Can anyone come to a Kingdom Business Leaders event?
All Kingdom Business Leaders’ events are invitation only. KBL members may invite their spouses and/or other guests who meet the criteria of being a business owner, c-level executive, president, or VP.
What does a typical business group look like?
Please go to Program Overview page to find out about Kingdom Business Leaders business groups.
How often do business groups meet?
Kingdom Business Leaders business groups meet 10 times each semester. The first semester typically begins in January and ends in May. The second semester typically begins in July and ends in November. The groups meet for two hours twice a month
Does Kingdom Business Leaders use a curriculum for groups?
Kingdom Business Leaders uses a custom biblically based curriculum for the groups. Some of the topics include: The Building Blocks of Sales, Faith at Work, The Ultimate Customer Experience, The Theology of Work, Key Performance Indicators, and others.
How long is the KBL groups curriculum?
The groups curriculum is available for three years of groups.
Who can apply to facilitate a KBL business group?
There are two levels of membership. A business owner or corporate leader can apply to be a member of Kingdom Business Leaders and, upon acceptance, can attend events, trainings, and have access to resources. A business owner can apply to become a group member or group facilitator.
If someone is not a business owner, does KBL have corporate groups?
We do not have corporate groups, but our corporate leader members are welcome to attend our events, trainings, and access our resources.
Does KBL offer coaching or consulting for small business owners and entrepreneurs?
We do not currently offer coaching or consulting. We encourage business owners who are interested in coaching, consulting, or mentoring, to join a group.
Is Kingdom Business Leaders available to leaders of non-profits?
Kingdom Business Leaders is not intended for non-profit leaders at this time.