KNOW YOUR SPEAKERS FOR SPIRITPRENEURSHIP 2016:Linda Larbi (Mrs)

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The event dubbed, Spiritpreneurship (spiritual entrepreneurship, for short) will assemble chief executive officers, managing directors, politicians, business professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, enterprising young leaders, ministers of the gospel as well as individuals who sense the calling of God to go into the field of business and entrepreneurship. The summit will provide an opportunity to network with key Christian entrepreneurs and business leaders as well as creating exposure to groundbreaking business ideas and concepts. Delegates would also discover bible-based secrets to entrepreneurship excellence

 SPIRITPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT comes off on Saturday April 2 at the plush World Trade Center in Accra and starts at 8:30 AM.

Mrs. Linda Larbi is the Former Head of Marketing responsible for Coca-Cola Equatorial Africa. Her responsibilities includes an over sight of territory of 9 countries in West Africa, Ghana where she served the company for 9 years in roles covering marketing and operations across the region. She was recently recognized nationally as the Marketing Practitioner of the Year 2014 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG).

Linda serves on the board of the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana as well as a Director of the Oval Workshop, a boutique consulting company. She is also a director at Eagles Properties, a real estate company based in Accra. Linda studied for her O’levels at St Roses’ High school and later did her A’levels at the Achimota School in Accra with interest in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Mrs. Larbi holds a bachelor’s degree in Food Science with Biochemistry from the University University of Ghana, Legon. She holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai. Linda was selected as the Valedictorian of the class of 2012. She has also attended a number of executive programmes at Henley College UK. She is married to Dr. Derek Larbi and they are blessed with two children.

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KNOW YOUR SPEAKERS FOR SPIRITPRENEURSHIP 2016:Richard Dugan

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The event dubbed, Spiritpreneurship (spiritual entrepreneurship, for short) will assemble chief executive officers, managing directors, politicians, business professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, enterprising young leaders, ministers of the gospel as well as individuals who sense the calling of God to go into the field of business and entrepreneurship. The summit will provide an opportunity to network with key Christian entrepreneurs and business leaders as well as creating exposure to groundbreaking business ideas and concepts. Delegates would also discover bible-based secrets to entrepreneurship excellence

 SPIRITPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT comes off on Saturday April 2 at the plush World Trade Center in Accra and starts at 8:30 AM.

Richard Dugan is the Group President/CEO of McOttley Holdings, the umbrella company of McOttley Capital Ltd, McOttley Money Lending, McOttley Properties Ltd, Axis Commodities Ltd and Axis Logistics Ltd. Richard, who is also the Chairman of Neny Group of Companies, is an investment banker and a business incubation strategist by profession.

His professional accomplishment in setting up of McOttley Holdings limited the umbrella company with three subsidiaries, in the areas of investment banking, the other in providing credit to small and medium scale enterprises and the third providing real estate and property management services was as a resolve of his professional experiences in many financial institutions throughout the country. His leadership has led the company to win two prestigious international awards in a roll in 2015 from two different institutions in the UK and Switzerland. He has been awarded as one of the top Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Ghana 2015.

Richard is a rare talent with exceptional expertise in Business Incubation, Process Design, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Financial Management, Strategic Marketing and Sales, Consultancy and General Business Administration. Over the years, Richard has applied his sophisticated professional knowledge in numerous premier financial institutions throughout the country. His drive and goal is to see his businesses gain recognition globally, through achieving the global vision of becoming a giant from Africa, and an example for others. He is passionate about entrepreneurial development and leadership abilities of the youth so they can contribute significantly to national development.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Project Management (FAAPM-USA) and a Chartered Master Project Manager (MPM-USA). Richard holds a Masters in International Business Management (MIBM), UK. He holds Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Degree from Pentecost University (awarded by University of Ghana), Diploma in Strategic Marketing and Management from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM-UK), Certificate in Risk-Based Approach to Compliance from Downton Hill, and is currently undergoing a professional qualification with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK). Richard has also undertaken a series of training programmes in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Management and Leadership and Strategy (Operational and Branding) in and around the world.

Kharis Group to host Spiritpreneurship 2016  

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The largest gathering of Ghana’s Christian Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders has been scheduled for Saturday April 2, 2016 at the World Trade Centre Accra.  Time is 8:30am.

 

The event dubbed, Spiritpreneurship Summit will provide leading entrepreneurs and business leaders the rare opportunity to network and learn emerging business opportunities as well as how to position their brands to maximize these opportunities. Previous editions of the Spiritpreneurship have been held with phenomenal success, attracting overflowing numbers of business executives and entrepreneurs who went home with life-transforming experiences. This year’s edition promises a greater experience according to the event organizers, Kharis Group LLC.

 

Themed, “Divine Strategies for Wealth Creation”, the 2016 edition will examine some of the time-tested Biblical strategies for creating wealth. “Spiritpreneurship embodies synthesizing spirituality with the art of creating wealth. If you are Christian, every aspect of your life including your business should be rendered as worship to God”, says Dr. Randy Osae Bediako, summit host.  “Today, it is very disheartening that billions of dollars are currently in the hands of godless entrepreneurs, business leaders and other corrupt organizations whose hidden agenda is to shut down the preaching of the Gospel. That is why God is anointing men and women to go into business, plunder the wealth of the sinners and use the spoils for the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Business and entrepreneurship can be an effective vehicle not only to meet our own needs and that of shareholders but also as a means of underwriting world evangelization”, he emphasizes. The event organizers believe that in these last days, God is raising a new breed of entrepreneurs and corporate executives and empowering them to create substantial wealth. This new breed of business people see wealth, not as an end to be sought after, but as a tool to do the work of God and promote kingdom agenda in the marketplace.

 

The event targets CEO’s and high-ranking government executives, civil society leaders, top-level strategists and groundbreaking entrepreneurs. Board Chairmen, Management Consultants, Managing Directors, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Strategy Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Finance Managers just to name a few, have all made Spiritpreneurship their must-attend event. Leading professionals from key sectors of the economy, such as Banking, Real Estate, Aviation and Transport, Retail, Media and Marketing, Energy and Tourism, Utilities, Healthcare, IT and Technology, Oil and Gas etc., have all attended the event within the past two years.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s event include: Bishop Charles Agyinasare, Founder, Perez Chapel International, Mr. Richard Dugan, Group President & CEO, McOttley Holdings, Mrs. Linda Larbi, Former Head, Marketing, Coca-Cola Equitorial and Mrs. Dzigbordi Dosoo, Founder & CEO, Allure Africa Group Ltd.  There will also be a symposium session on” Courting Business Success in Tough Economic Times”, with four industry chieftains. They include: Mr. George Kojo Addison, MD StarLife Assurance Company, Mr. Samuel Sakyi-Hyde, CEO, unicredit Ghana, Dr. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, Executive Director, Databank Group and Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, CEO, Salt & Light Ministries.

Spiritpreneurship 2016 has McOttley Holdings as Title Sponsor. Other sponsors include: Databank, StarLife, uniBank, McOttley Capital, Centrifuj, McOttley Money Lending and uniCredit Ghana Ltd. Media Partners include: Business Day, Business and Financial Times, DDP, Joy FM, Sunny FM, Starr FM, Sweet Melodies FM, Live FM, Faith TV, Precious TV, TV Africa and Viasat 1. Strategic partners include: 4 Heem Apparel, Eqonsept, Throne Gaits, Nick Solomon, Pretty Cutty and Divine Media Ltd.

 

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY AND DEAL WITH SPIRITUAL ATTACKS IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS…

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Yesterday I had one of those days when I had to fight off the demons and I want to share with you how I dealt with it. When under attack your mind is bombarded with thoughts. These thoughts stir up emotions and these emotions loop back and feed the thought process. It’s a vicious descending spiral.

It’s bad enough if you are alone but if someone else is involved – watch out! If it’s a demonic thing the others will get hooked into the attack feed into the process with the demons talking to them.

The wrong word, look, gesture can trigger a new level of conflict. We’ve all been there. It’s almost impossible to be passionate and rational at the same time.

HOW TO STOP THE ATTACK

You can derail the attack once you catch that it’s a demon at work. I can’t explain why but the moment I am aware that it’s a demon at work my focus shifts from the person or issue to the demon – and all I want to do is crush that spirit like a bug! I want to punish it.

Your “early warning detection” is ALWAYS the same. Here it is: “be suspicious of STRIFE!” Strife is the devils gateway into an church, organization, marriage or family. With strife comes “fault finding” and “anger.”

To break off the spirit you need to change the conversation in your head- ON PURPOSE. Stop focusing on what isn’t working- instead focus intentionally on what is working. Think about what is good about the person you’re upset with. If it’s a partner or employee you are struggling with remember that they chose you as someone they wanted to be connected to. They believed in you. They wanted to work in your business or be in your ministry. They didn’t start off negative. How much of the problem can you own and take responsibility for?

This is especially true if you are the head of your house or business. You are the gardener of your own field be it financial, physical, work or family. What does this problem tell you about your skills as a gardener? The goal is to focus on what God has done that is good. Focus on what is good about that person. Take humble inventory about how you can improve on your end. From this vantage point bind the demon of strife and speak peace or good will to the others involved.

This is so important I need to repeat it. Begin to thank God for what He has done and how He has helped you. Be an advocate and not an accuser of those around you. Pray and speak FOR the other people – not against.

 

Watch the atmosphere change!

 

-Nick Solomon

 

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HOW TO FINANCE YOUR MINISTRY-PART 2

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Hello everyone looking forward to the continuation of my last week’s article on “HOW TO FINANCE YOUR MINISTRY”. By the grace of God, I’ve been able to put down something to satisfy and educate you on this issue that is hindering the progress of ministry. May you be blessed as you read

The principle of provision in ministry transcends that of finance. This principle governs the way ministers, musicians and all others are recruited for the work, finances are raised for the ministry, and even the way messages are received on the pulpit. By provision, we mean every form of provision: spiritual, ministerial, human and material resources.

There are few convictions that must underlie our beliefs and govern our actions in the matter of funding for ministry. These are what I prefer to call ” Anchors of our Provision”. Each person God has called to the ministry must have an anchor in Christ Jesus that stabilizes his or her heart. These anchors are convictions. When the convictions are not deep in the heart, you drift. Every drifting is what brings poverty and lack. These anchors are applicable to everything. They are the biblical basis behind all the support for the ministry and for our personal lives. There’s no one whose heart stays permanently with God that He disappoints. It is when the heart drifts from God that we lose our balance and focus. These anchors must fix your heart if you want to serve God, have enough provision and maintain integrity as far as resources for life and ministry is concerned. These anchors are found in these simple passages which men of old have held so dear to their hearts and it formed the basis of their trust in God for all their needs in life and ministry. Let us take a little time to study these passages and as you even continue to read, I pray that the holy spirit Himself will reveal the deep truth behind them.

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.  John 3:27King James Version (KJV)

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will but the will of Him who sent me. John 6:37-38King James Version (KJV)

44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’[a] Therefore everyone who has heard and learned[b]from the Father comes to Me. John 6:44-45New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:16-17New King James Version (NKJV)

Every servant of God must come to terms with these convictions which Jesus Himself lived by. It was the secret behind John the Baptist and all the Apostles as they walked and worked with God. Unless you know this, you will find yourself engaged with all manner of human wisdom, gimmicks and devices to raise fund for your life and ministry. These are the anchors which must settle your heart even as you seek resources for all you have been called to do in God’s vineyard.

In John 3:27, there is an underlying principle which John the Baptist discovered and he was successful in ministry. “Every means each and every gift without exception. If we combine the two scriptures above, we will discover a principle that should guide our work and our attitude towards funding. “…A man can receive nothing unless it is given to him from heaven.” If you see anybody receiving anything, including audience, it means people have been given to him from above. This is because every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. The source of everything we can have here on earth is located in heaven. If anything is good and is going to be perfect it must come from above and not from abroad. By implication, whatever a man has is only what has been given to him from heaven. Any gift that is received from anywhere apart from heaven cannot last and it will need earthly support to sustain it. You will require human hands to keep it running and you may have to compete with others to keep having it.

I will like to end here as instructed by God. Please meditate on this article inspired by God as you look forward to the part 3 of this article next week Tuesday. My prayer for you reading this now is that, may the Lord himself reveal the mystery behind this article and cause your heart to be fixed in its deep truth. AMEN!!!

STORY: NICK SOLOMON