The Church is not a business in the sense that those who write about business think of the term. We do no, or rather should not, measure success in ministry on a balance sheet. But the Church, like a business, is a community of people who are working, or should be working, toward a common goal. It is at that intersection that we have much to learn from what the business community has discovered.
That was reinforced by Dr. Hendricks’ class and by my experience with Christian organizations before and since. While the Bible is our primary source, there is much to be learned from the work that has been done in the business community. Especially when we filter what we learn there through a Biblical lens.
As I have said elsewhere in this blog truth is truth and has its ultimate source in God no matter where it is found.