As a community of practice for redemptive entrepreneurship, we believe the starting point for all redemptive work — before organization vision and mission, before strategy and business models and organizational functions — is what we call the “Leader’s Script.”
By the Leader’s Script, we mean the leader’s internal answers to questions like these: What are my motives for leadership and entrepreneurship? How do I understand my identity, vision, and mission? What is the source of my creativity and what shapes my imagination? How do I internalize the pursuit of power, prestige, and wealth?
The key to forming and sustaining a godly script is the leader’s practices and rhythms. To this end, we offer A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs as a set of shared practices for the Praxis community, and for anyone interested in faithfully pursuing a vocation as an entrepreneur, innovator, or creator.
“AT MANY TIMES IN HISTORY, CHRISTIANS WITH PARTICULAR VOCATIONS HAVE ADOPTED A PARTICULAR RULE OF LIFE—A SET OF PRACTICES TO GUARD OUR HABITS AND GUIDE OUR LIVES. AT ITS BEST, A RULE OF LIFE IS AN EXPRESSION OF COMMUNITY, UNDERTAKEN IN THE BELIEF THAT WE NEED HELP FROM ONE ANOTHER TO LIVE THE LIVES GOD MEANT FOR US. IT ALSO EXPRESSES HUMILITY, RECOGNIZING THAT WE ARE PRONE TO SPECIFIC PITFALLS THAT REQUIRE US TO TAKE EXTRA CARE WITH OUR PRACTICES."
FROM THE PREAMBLE
Printed versions of the Rule of Life are available in bundles of 10 for $50.