Lausanne Global Classroom: Wealth Creation

  • Approximate Time Commitment: 45 minutes

This Classroom episode is on Wealth Creation for Holistic Transformation, a critically important aspect for mission. The goals of this episode are to explain wealth creation, to highlight the importance of wealth creation for global Christianity and the church, and to inspire young leaders, established leaders, churches, organizations, and individuals so they understand the importance of wealth creation in their context. Learn more about Lausanne Global Classroom

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Episode Outline

  • Introduction
  • Video 1: God’s Abundant and Diverse WorldWealth creation is rooted in God the Creator, who created a world that flourishes with abundance and diversity.
  • Video 2: Our Calling to be Co-Creators with GodWe are created in God’s image, to co-create with Him and for Him, to create products and services for the common good.   
  • Video 3: The Holy Calling of Wealth CreationWealth creation is a holy calling, and a God-given gift, which is commended in the Bible.
  • Video 4: Navigating the Role of the Church in Wealth CreationWealth creators should be affirmed by the church, and equipped and deployed to serve in the marketplace among all peoples and nations.
  • Video 5: Wealth Creation for the Greater KingdomWealth hoarding is wrong, and wealth sharing should be encouraged, but there is no wealth to be shared unless it has been created.
  • Video 6: Wealth Creation vs. The Prosperity GospelThere is a universal call to generosity, and contentment is a virtue, but material simplicity is a personal choice, and involuntary poverty should be alleviated.
  • Video 7: The Impact of Business on Societal TransformationThe purpose of wealth creation through business goes beyond giving generously, although that is to be commended; good business has intrinsic value as a means of material provision and can be an agent of positive transformation in society.
  • Video 8: The Different Kinds of Wealth CreationBusiness has a special capacity to create financial wealth, but also has the potential to create different kinds of wealth for many stakeholders, including social, intellectual, physical and spiritual wealth.
  • Video 9: Lifting People Out of Poverty in a Dignified WayWealth creation through business has proven power to lift people and nations out of poverty.
  • Video 10: Justice for the Oppressed Through JobsWealth creation must always be pursued with justice and a concern for the poor, and should be sensitive to each unique cultural context.
  • Video 11: Wealth Creation Without the Distruction of CreationCreation care is not optional. Stewardship of creation and business solutions to environmental challenges should be an integral part of wealth creation through business.
  • Conclusion and AppealsWe present these affirmations to the church worldwide, and especially to leaders in businesses, churches, government, and academia.
    • We call the church to embrace wealth creation as central to our mission of holistic transformation of peoples and societies.We call for fresh, ongoing efforts to equip and launch wealth creators to that very end.
    • We call wealth creators to perseverance, diligently using their God-given gifts to serve God and people.


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