Delivery of service and ministry at Moggerhanger using the CCM model of “kingdom business”
House and Grounds
Please refer to the House section on this website which sets out the pattern of “kingdom business” employed at Moggerhanger Park. In the case of MHPT and MPL, Harvest Vision have approved that “franchising” of the catering and a separate contract for the “Lettings”. In both cases, we are working with non-Christian people to share with them our life in Jesus, as we allow what CCM does impact the lives of those interested in knowing more about Jesus. We trust that our witness to His ways and our words and conduct are Christ-like.
CCM, in appointing MPHFL to deliver ministry at Home Farm have likewise recommended “franchising out” service to culture and ministry to “kingdom businesses.
The Thornton Institute for Leadership and business ethics
CCM would recommend the 4-Part series on BBC2 presented by Ian Hislop that documents the massive change in morality that effected change in the business culture of the late 18th / early 19th Century. The Thornton Institute looks to revisit this powerful transition and apply lessons learned to 21st Century business values and practice.
When Bankers were Good
UK Moral Makeover
Sex and Drink
Suffer the Little Children
Commitment to London
Being an internet-based ministry, located at Moggerhanger, access to London has given CCM great opportunity over the years to pray and work in London. Mark Williamson from Prayer for London had this thoughtful insight at the beginning of 2014:
As a city with a fascinating history, there is a deep well of London spirituality that guides our capital, and can inform our intercession for it.
Central London actually comprises two cities; the City of London (around 2000 years old) and the City of Westminster (around 1000 years old). These two cities have very different origins, purposes and personalities, but together form the core of the modern metropolis of London.
The City of London was begun by the Romans. They built a trading centre on the banks of the River Thames shortly after their invasion in 44 AD, and named it Londinium. It quickly became the largest town in Britannia. The business of London has therefore always been business. The City of London remains as a financial and business heartland, containing the London Stock Exchange and the Bank of England, and has become one of the financial capitals of the world.
The City of Westminster is now synonymous with political power, with 10 Downing St and the Houses of Parliament, but it has a very different origin. The first building on the site was a Benedictine monastery, which was built up into an Abbey by King Edward the Confessor in 1042 AD. To keep an eye on his "West Minster" he also built a royal palace nearby, which became the main home to the English monarchy, and therefore the centre of political power. But before Westminster was a political city, or even a royal city, it was a holy city.
The origins of London and Westminster are therefore in making money, and in worshipping God. But Westminster's purpose has been shifted from serving God, to exercising political power. As Jesus stated, "No one can serve two masters... he will hate the one and love the other... you cannot serve both God and Money" (Matthew 6:24). These origins continue to exert a huge influence over London spirituality to this day.
Pray for both Westminster and London to fulfil their destines, as cities that worship Jesus and invest money in Kingdom purposes.
At CCM we think this is a very helpful insight, as it helps us believe that business will once again arise as a source of great blessing to the culture of the City, followed thereafter as a place where the Government is impacted and a return to her holy beginnings as the UK capital city, known around the world and to whom the 2012 offer of both Jubilee and Olympics / Paralympics was given.
Wider CCM partnership in the “Business Pillar”
As part of the prophetic task, CCM will seek to, on occasion, to start blog lines and Facebook chat by engaging with business conversations in culture.
As such we would strongly recommend “Call to Business” as a great resource.
CCM find the micro-finance approach to encourage cash-based financial stewardship of great interest and would recommend the Christianity Today website and this video in particular for your interest.