BIBLICAL YOUTH ENTREPRENURSHIP
YOUTH BIBLICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Young Biblical Entrepreneur (YBE) program is a Christian entrepreneurship program that prepares students ages 11–18 for real world business challenges by teaching them the value of teamwork, biblical ethics and taking an idea from conception to development for profit. The program helps students create Kingdom businesses God’s way.
This curriculum helps students learn the principles, practices and planning of entrepreneurship and economics from a biblical worldview. Some of the topics covered in the course include the purpose of wealth, attitude, character, identifying opportunities, taking calculated risks, Kingdom philanthropy, biblical economics, biblical invention and innovation, understanding financial statements, biblical management, organizing a business, financing a business, business planning, succession and exit strategy and much, much more.
Check out this video to hear what Christian educators and students in the Portland metro area are staying about the Young Biblical Entrepreneurship program, a new curriculum that offers Christian business training and entrepreneurship education to middle and high school students.
And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My father’s business?”
— Luke 2:49
HOW IS YBE OFFERED?
YBE is offered in partnership with Christian schools, churches and organizations. The program may be implemented as an in-school course or in a camp format. Teachers are certified through Nehemiah Project.
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COVER?
- Instruction centered on Biblical Entrepreneurship
- Business games that demonstrates the value of the free market and the positive impact of trade in society
- Biblical application for their day-to-day lives regarding God’s commands for earning money, stewardship, leadership and healthy competition
- Coaching and mentoring by executives and owners of local kingdom businesses
- Participation in a Mini Business Plan Competition to earn cash prizes
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT YBE
We launched the program in the fall and it was so popular we had a waiting list.
Theresa Harrison, Principal at Cornerstone Christian Academy
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly “80 percent of would-be entrepreneurs in the United States are between the ages of 18 and 34.” A 2005 poll from Junior Achievement (JA) found that 68.6% of the teenagers interviewed wanted to become entrepreneurs, even though they knew that it would not be an easy path. In spite of this overwhelming interest, however, youth rarely receive any information about entrepreneurship as a career option. In addition, they stated: “Entrepreneurship education offers a solution. It seeks to prepare people, particularly youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers by immersing them in real life learning experiences where they can take risks, manage the results and learn from the outcomes.”