Don’t make tents, make disciples

Jimmy Webb, a Tentmaker from Fullerton who earned his bachelor’s degree in theology and ministry ordination from the Esther Mallet International Bible University in Norwalk, speaks to about 30 fellow Tentmakers on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Trinity Worldwide Reprographics in Santa Fe Springs.

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Local chapter of Tentmakers merges business and faith

The workplace is the mission field for Tentmakers. Tentmakers do not make tents you camp in, they are vessels used by God to send forth the gospel through their businesses and daily connections with people God places in their paths.

By Lisa Rendon
Staff Writer
SANTA FE SPRINGS – Greatly blessed and highly favored, Jimmy Webb, keynote speaker at the Tentmakers’ monthly meeting on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Trinity Worldwide Reprographics, thanked about 30 businesspeople in attendance for the privilege of addressing what God is doing throughout the business world.
Tentmakers, formed in 2011 by Trinity owner Paul Rosenow, is a devout group of Christian business owners who open the workplace to worship and prayer. They are modern-day disciples with a bottom line.
Webb, who earned his bachelor’s degree in theology and ministry ordination from the Esther Mallett International Bible University in Norwalk, told the crowd of his rocky professional career, which in the end was saved by his devotion to Jesus Christ.
“I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit’s power. The die has been cast, I have stepped over the line, and the love of God controls me. The decision has been made,” Webb said. “I am a disciple of His. I will not look back, let up, slow down or back away. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low-living, side-walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap giving and bereft goals. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotion, plaudits or popularity.
“I do not have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk in patience, live by prayer and labor with power. My pace is set, my gait is fast. My goal is the kingdom of God. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear,” Webb said.
“I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, diluted or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversaries, negotiate in the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I’ve stayed up, stored up, prayed up, poured up, spoken up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ and I must go until He comes, give until I drop, teach until all know, and work until He stops me. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.”
After Webb’s motivational message, business owners were given a chance to gain strength from other Christians when Pastor Danny Telles passed a microphone around the room letting them share their triumphs and tribulations when it comes to doing business in a secular world.

Foundational Scripture:

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field. God’s building.

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