Prophetic Networking Group Fulfills Christian Professionals’ Need for Spirit-Led Mentoring

Prophetic Networking Group Fulfills Christian Professionals’ Need for Spirit-Led Mentoring

How many marketplace Christians actually connect with the authors of business books to get specific insight and mentorship? David Yarnes says that’s the exact need Kingdom Business Association (KBA) fills. He shares in this exclusive interview how KBA provides practical and spiritual support for Christian business professionals from around the world. Listen to find out why the network has grown increasingly prophetic.

10 Minutes • 2 months ago

Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Dave Yarnes

 

There seems to be no end to the business books—even Christian ones—flooding the market. But how many marketplace Christians can actually connect with the authors of those books to get specific insight and mentorship? David Yarnes says that's the exact need Kingdom Business Association (KBA) fills. 

 

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Many of you know that I have a dual role as a Christian leader in ministry but also as a businessman. I'm a CEO. I have a company to run. It's a publishing house. We are also into media in English and Spanish. We do podcasts, publish books, published the Bible. Many of you know this. I don't talk about it a lot, but one of the things I do for myself is I'm in a small group with other businessmen where we’re able to share ideas; iron sharpens iron; and also to encourage each other. Hello everyone I'm Stephen Strang. Welcome to the Strang Report. Recently, I was with my friend, Dave Yarnes. He is one of the key leaders with Rick Joyner at Heritage International ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina. He told me about a network of Christian business men that I got so excited about. I said, Dave, let me record a podcast. So, we kind of recorded an impromptu podcast there in Charlotte in which he shared with me about Kingdom Builders Association. It's really something that I believe that you will want to get involved with. In fact, I may be involved with it myself in various ways and report about that as time goes on. But it's important to build the kingdom and the businessmen can do this. Dave articulate the vision very well. I hope you catch the vision as you're listening to this podcast with my very good friend, Dave Yarnes of Kingdom Builders Association.

 

Dave Yarnes, tell me about Kingdom Business Association. Why would somebody be interested in it and why does the association consist of?

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Prophetic Networking Group Fulfills Christian Professionals’ Need for Spirit-Led Mentoring

 

Dave Yarnes: That's a great question. I think we evolved a little bit but now, we're highly prophetic. We really build around relationships where instead of getting people to be like spoken hub to us and leadership, we're really trying to connect people. We've seen marketplace ministries and extraordinary things happen through the network. It’s amazing.

 

Stephen Strang: So, what are the some of the types of marketplace ministries that people are members?

 

Dave Yarnes: Typically, I think we're more entrepreneurial or more business oriented. We do have some people that are in what we would call some of the other seven mountains: media, arts, entertainment, education, but mostly these are business people and they're getting together because they need that kind of prophetic charismatic relationship with each other. A lot of these guys were in places where there's no one else around this like them.

 

Stephen Strang: So, you started this around 10 years ago? What was the motivation and what form does it take? Do you have monthly meetings, weekly meetings? Are there 10 people in a group? What form does it take?

 

Dave Yarnes: We started about 10 years ago. I was at the point where I was pastoring and I had a number of businesses that were growing. This was probably going back 15 years. There wasn't a lot of material out there about what does it mean to be ministering in the marketplace. There was this huge sense of the secular sacred divide. If you want to minister, you need to give up these secular pursuits. Nothing could be further from the truth. So, we started out with five or 10 guys; 20 to 30, it started to grow. But it was about getting together and encouraging each other that your business is your front line that whatever you're doing, you're doing unto the kingdom. It really birthed out of that, so we transferred it to Morningstar. We've been here about 10 years working with Morningstar, and it’s really getting some traction now. A lot of our material and our resources are on our website. We do weekly coaching calls all around the world. You can get on here with top speakers from various subjects, you can interact with them. We do weekly prayer calls. We also take prayer requests in from our members. So, we disseminate information through our website. We do meetings annually. We have a big annual meeting, but we also do quarterly meetings around the country.

 

Stephen Strang: What is your vision for it in the future?

Dave Yarnes: I think we see that there are a lot of things that God is doing in the marketplace, ministry sector. That's really popped up in the last 10 years, but we're uniquely prophetic. We've seen people's lives change by a prophetic word. So, we encourage that. We talk to people about it, we do training around it. We're also uniquely building by relationship. Hey, if I'm in trouble, I can buy one of Steve Strang’s books, but it wouldn't it be great if I could call him up and have enough of a relationship or friendship where I can say this is where I'm at with my marriage or my business and talk with a warm body. Like I said, I don't think there's a lot of marketplace ministries that really strive to connect their members relationally and that's what we're about.

 

Stephen Strang: I can relate to some of what you're talking about because I know the value of this kind of networking. So, help me to understand, and my listeners. Do you have chapters; are the chapters like 10 people where a guy that has three employees? Are they mainly CEOs of companies or is it just any Christian in business?

 

Dave Yarnes: They grow organically. We have some pockets of KBA where we have some leadership in an area and they get together physically in this area. In the Charlotte area, we do a prayer breakfast once a month or a KBA breakfast. We pray, we bring speakers in. Other people get together in their business; they've got three or four employees. They stay connected through the website, the coaching calls and the prayer calls, and then this thing forms organically the way relationships do. I hear time and time again that people found their best friends through KBA. I don't say that lightly. They really do find commonality because I think all friendship is based on having a lot of things in common and KBA has really been able to do that.

 

For the rest of Stephen’s interview with Dave Yarnes, please visit cpnshows.com.

Connect with the Kingdom Business Association

·         On Facebook

·         At kbabiz.com

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

Episode Notes

The Strang Report

With Stephen Strang

Guest: Dave Yarnes

 

There seems to be no end to the business books—even Christian ones—flooding the market. But how many marketplace Christians can actually connect with the authors of those books to get specific insight and mentorship? David Yarnes says that's the exact need Kingdom Business Association (KBA) fills. 

 

Introduction

Stephen Strang: Many of you know that I have a dual role as a Christian leader in ministry but also as a businessman. I'm a CEO. I have a company to run. It's a publishing house. We are also into media in English and Spanish. We do podcasts, publish books, published the Bible. Many of you know this. I don't talk about it a lot, but one of the things I do for myself is I'm in a small group with other businessmen where we’re able to share ideas; iron sharpens iron; and also to encourage each other. Hello everyone I'm Stephen Strang. Welcome to the Strang Report. Recently, I was with my friend, Dave Yarnes. He is one of the key leaders with Rick Joyner at Heritage International ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina. He told me about a network of Christian business men that I got so excited about. I said, Dave, let me record a podcast. So, we kind of recorded an impromptu podcast there in Charlotte in which he shared with me about Kingdom Builders Association. It's really something that I believe that you will want to get involved with. In fact, I may be involved with it myself in various ways and report about that as time goes on. But it's important to build the kingdom and the businessmen can do this. Dave articulate the vision very well. I hope you catch the vision as you're listening to this podcast with my very good friend, Dave Yarnes of Kingdom Builders Association.

 

Dave Yarnes, tell me about Kingdom Business Association. Why would somebody be interested in it and why does the association consist of?

 

·         Read the Strang Report: Prophetic Networking Group Fulfills Christian Professionals’ Need for Spirit-Led Mentoring

 

Dave Yarnes: That's a great question. I think we evolved a little bit but now, we're highly prophetic. We really build around relationships where instead of getting people to be like spoken hub to us and leadership, we're really trying to connect people. We've seen marketplace ministries and extraordinary things happen through the network. It’s amazing.

 

Stephen Strang: So, what are the some of the types of marketplace ministries that people are members?

 

Dave Yarnes: Typically, I think we're more entrepreneurial or more business oriented. We do have some people that are in what we would call some of the other seven mountains: media, arts, entertainment, education, but mostly these are business people and they're getting together because they need that kind of prophetic charismatic relationship with each other. A lot of these guys were in places where there's no one else around this like them.

 

Stephen Strang: So, you started this around 10 years ago? What was the motivation and what form does it take? Do you have monthly meetings, weekly meetings? Are there 10 people in a group? What form does it take?

 

Dave Yarnes: We started about 10 years ago. I was at the point where I was pastoring and I had a number of businesses that were growing. This was probably going back 15 years. There wasn't a lot of material out there about what does it mean to be ministering in the marketplace. There was this huge sense of the secular sacred divide. If you want to minister, you need to give up these secular pursuits. Nothing could be further from the truth. So, we started out with five or 10 guys; 20 to 30, it started to grow. But it was about getting together and encouraging each other that your business is your front line that whatever you're doing, you're doing unto the kingdom. It really birthed out of that, so we transferred it to Morningstar. We've been here about 10 years working with Morningstar, and it’s really getting some traction now. A lot of our material and our resources are on our website. We do weekly coaching calls all around the world. You can get on here with top speakers from various subjects, you can interact with them. We do weekly prayer calls. We also take prayer requests in from our members. So, we disseminate information through our website. We do meetings annually. We have a big annual meeting, but we also do quarterly meetings around the country.

 

Stephen Strang: What is your vision for it in the future?

Dave Yarnes: I think we see that there are a lot of things that God is doing in the marketplace, ministry sector. That's really popped up in the last 10 years, but we're uniquely prophetic. We've seen people's lives change by a prophetic word. So, we encourage that. We talk to people about it, we do training around it. We're also uniquely building by relationship. Hey, if I'm in trouble, I can buy one of Steve Strang’s books, but it wouldn't it be great if I could call him up and have enough of a relationship or friendship where I can say this is where I'm at with my marriage or my business and talk with a warm body. Like I said, I don't think there's a lot of marketplace ministries that really strive to connect their members relationally and that's what we're about.

 

Stephen Strang: I can relate to some of what you're talking about because I know the value of this kind of networking. So, help me to understand, and my listeners. Do you have chapters; are the chapters like 10 people where a guy that has three employees? Are they mainly CEOs of companies or is it just any Christian in business?

 

Dave Yarnes: They grow organically. We have some pockets of KBA where we have some leadership in an area and they get together physically in this area. In the Charlotte area, we do a prayer breakfast once a month or a KBA breakfast. We pray, we bring speakers in. Other people get together in their business; they've got three or four employees. They stay connected through the website, the coaching calls and the prayer calls, and then this thing forms organically the way relationships do. I hear time and time again that people found their best friends through KBA. I don't say that lightly. They really do find commonality because I think all friendship is based on having a lot of things in common and KBA has really been able to do that.

 

For the rest of Stephen’s interview with Dave Yarnes, please visit cpnshows.com.

Connect with the Kingdom Business Association

·         On Facebook

·         At kbabiz.com

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

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Prophetic Networking Group Fulfills Christian Professionals’ Need for Spirit-Led Mentoring