REPURPOSING BUSINESS - CONSULTANT TESTIMONIALS
Why would anyone leave a massive corporate salary, an awesome team, and a fantastic job at what most would consider the height of a career to become a business missionary dependent upon God to provide in all ways? Because of the work we are doing through rēp in transforming lives and businesses. This was the choice I made more than two years ago.
After working for Fortune 100 and 500 companies for twenty years and graduating from Fuller Seminary, I felt the Lord tugging at me to take God in the front door of businesses. I made a decision to pursue him by working as a business missionary in the Bay Area through rēp . At rēp, people get real Biblical substance, real business and spiritual tools, and real care and concern about the whole of their lives. People are encouraged to step into God’s calling for their lives, to use gifts that have been latent or hidden, and to step into fullness with the Lord.
rēp is about more than tweaking a few businesses. It is about transforming the lives of the people we touch. And transforming society through all spheres, as God leads us. rēp is about strengthening the heart with Christ, providing real tools and methods that work, and then about sending people on to lead their own transformational efforts for the kingdom. This is a powerful formula, one we learn from Scripture. I encourage people to call or spend time with anyone who has been through an rēp training and venture. You will be blessed as you hear more about God’s work through this powerful ministry.
Kim Daus-Edwards, Kim@daus.com , USA
I’ve not had anyone instill dreams in me before, or even model who I wanted to become, until Brett and Lyn Johnson came along with their big vision and big hearts. rēp is a life-giving and life-sharing ministry that transforms how believers see themselves and the purpose of what they do, whether it is being a housewife, teaching, or negotiating high-stakes deals. Through the two trips I participated in, my perspective on leadership, generosity, and family were transformed. I am in Beijing, China right now because I have been so compelled by the rēp experience that God did not design us to always live comfortably, but for His glory, out in the hills and valleys where only His provision will sustain us.
Nancy Lai, Beijing China
Having spent many years in industry, “fulltime service”, back in industry and back in “fulltime service” a few times, I was frustrated because I could not get a clear message from God as to which was to be my vocation.
And then came rēp. Brett’s message at our church sometime in 2003 was like a light going on in my soul. Here was someone who was speaking the language that I understood. In fact, here was a connection with the inner yearnings of my own heart that had persisted for many years.
I have now been to almost every training session (for 4 ventures) since then and consulted at every one of the 4 ventures. My own consulting business is geared to sponsor the administration of rēp SA, do the administration and I have been the program manager for rēp SA since 2004 for every venture.
I have grown so much during this time, been blessed by my involvement with both clients and consultants at each venture and in between and have been able to relate to a broader circle of businessmen and women, that has lifted me to a totally different level of commitment to Jesus and the mission field that has been so neglected for so long.
Errol Smith, South Africa
To me, rēp is a well-organized, marketplace-focused ministry that provides indispensable tools that integrate Kingdom principles to empower executives to excel in their businesses, while giving back to the communities to transform societies. The impact is significant not only to the companies but also to the lives of people involved. I witnessed the marketplace miracles in South Africa and more importantly the spiritual growth of the executives, consultants, and employees as a result of God’s blessings. The progress is seen in companies that now manifest the fruit of the Spirit. That is, with God, anything is possible!
Personally, I am blessed by rēp . Besides growing spiritually, I appreciate the multi-generational, mission-focused families that dedicate their lives to the Lord through this marketplace ministry. rēp helped me to realize what God was molding me to be, and showed me the essence of convergence to maximize the glory for the Lord. It gave me a relevant focus when I attended business school and affirmed my sense of purpose to study nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, and corporate responsibilities.
I am excited to be part of rēp family and look forward to being on the journey with rēp to partner with many more countries!
David Kwok, Haas Business School, USA
Needless to say that God has a sense of humour so he brought me to rēp! Never in my wildest dreams did I envision God answering my prayers so quickly with such accuracy. I had very specifically asked the Lord to lead me to the best Corporate KINGDOM Training Material that has been developed so that I could partner with them in Business and, “Voila”, rēp was introduced to me in December 2004.
At first I thought this is really quality material that I could use to train others but upon doing the consultant training, it impacted me beyond measure. This global mandate is far more than what the eye can see and far more than what I expected. So far it has impacted me to think bigger and wider with my business vision. It has endless benefits that I am still applying as I move forward in my business for God’s glory! Thank you USA rēp team for coming to Africa –Cape Town, you have sown precious seed!
C. Olivier, Profit Plus, South Africa
An automatic-pilot view of faith is not possible after rēp touches your life. rēp compels me to rethink what I’ve always thought my role was as a believer. rēp infuses Christ-followers with a renewed and revitalized view of God’s plan and our roles in that plan.
Serving in South Africa with rēp has changed my life. After witnessing miracle after miracle within a two-week time, my faith is renewed, my belief in the Holy Spirit is amplified, and my goal to seek Him and know Him is stronger than ever. I was like a child again. Do you remember what it’s like to be a child of God? Do you still believe in miracles? I surely do.
I can honestly say that I had never before seen the Holy Spirit move. The Spirit moved through both the consultants and clients in a way that I could only say, “It had to the Holy Spirit; there’s no other way.” God works powerfully through the rēp leaders, and these people lead by example. I see the Word lived out by these good and faithful servants and this spurs me to do the same. These servant leaders immensely bless and enrich our lives and to serve alongside them is an honor.
My life is forever changed because of rēp . I am definitely in a growth season. What a spurt! I converged my faith, job, and skills by starting my own company and am boldly using this business as God’s vehicle to reach people. Before rēp , I would never have thought to use my skills and my day job to serve. Now, I say, “Use me, 100% of me and my business.”
Amy S. Cheng, San Francisco
Having worked in organizational change/development, leadership & transformation fields for 2 decades I believe that quite honestly the rēp process is most probably the best in the world both in secular terms & from a Kingdom mindset. The methodology, approach, content are absolutely sound & I believe world class. In addition it seems to be cross-culturally relevant – this is largely because the Truth is the basis. For the individual business owner I believe it is a superb ‘mini MBA’ also.
I have known Brett & Lyn now for about 3 years & grow more & more in my respect for them, but more importantly, in their obedience to follow God’s leading in all they do. In other words, given the above paragraph, what sets them apart even further is their servanthood, their understanding of how God has called them to advance His Kingdom & the character He has shaped in them both. The power in the unity of their approach, who they are to people, their integrity & their love to serve only One Master not only changes businesses but transforms lives, partnerships &/or marriages & communities. I have no doubt that they are being prepared as instruments to additionally transform societies & nation.
The most revealing thing as I have got to know them is they do none of this for their own gain, serve with very little resources, yet, have an incredible abundant mentality with a cheerful heart & with no expectation of receiving in return. They have been a blessing to me in a profound way & in the mutual country of our birth & beyond.
Brenda de Charmoy, Johannesburg , South Africa
REPURPOSING BUSINESS - CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
rēp in my opinion is the best thing that can happen to anyone in the marketplace. We must glorify God in the marketplace through our businesses.
Frik de Meyer –Director, Grace Fellowship Africa
We have recently had the privilege of God reworking our company purpose. His chosen tools came in the form of the rēp course, and our very willing and able consultants. (Robert, Jaques and Jessica.)
We (Gary and Myself) had our eyes opened and our hearts softened in so many ways. We are completely in awe of what God has in mind for us and our people. Some of the highlights for us were: The obvious need for promotion and recognition of our key, faithful employees. (Our blinkers were removed, we had blind spots over some of our people)
Godfrey Nyenda has subsequently been promoted to factory manager (He is coordinating the production of the copper-winning cells). He now officially runs the process, something that He did to a large extent anyway but He was not often given the daily recognition for His input. He has taken on the added responsibility with incredible ease and has influenced planning meetings strategically. We are very proud of Him and are delighted to have had the input that helped us remove the blinkers. We are confident that this is just the beginning of what God has in store for us. Particularly as a huge part of our role will be mentoring and RELEASING PEOPLE and BUSINESSES into their potential.
Another miraculous event within the two week course was a trusted co-worker, friend and all-round “good-guy” realized that there was a call by God, to repentance and an establishment of Jesus as Lord of His life. This salvation process culminated in our “consultants” leading Him in a prayer and the Holy Spirit ministering to Him in an amazing way. I personally have never seen a miraculous Spiritual birth like that in my whole life. The tangible birthing process was incredible and I praise God for the awesome work that He did on the Cross. Without fear this man was able to submit His life to Jesus knowing the “Father of Love” has beckoned Him into a personal relationship. IT WAS INCREDIBLE TO WATCH.
God bless you
Tim Greenway, CSI
Prior to rēp I would definitely have stated that our business was in decline, due largely to the position of its leader, me. However, by the grace of God, who through rēp revealed Himself to me in a special way and brought me into a new light. This re-positioning has given me a new sense of Purpose and I can’t wait to see what God is going to do with this (His) business. I pray that He will continue to equip me for the important role of serving Him in and through the business.
With regards to your trip to South Africa and that of your colleagues who gave of their time and finances to get here, I can honestly say that it has had an impact on me and in turn our business… you will recall that I struggled to get past “Purpose”. This is very relevant and it was absolutely appropriate at this point in my life and that of the business.
Since the course, I have documented in detail the purpose of Alternate Printing and started in meetings with my managers discussing the plans. I am totally committed to this process and feel that it is paramount to the future of this business.
LEMON LEADERSHIP - TESTIMONIALS
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