What business is McDonald’s® in? When I ask that question, most people’s answers have something to do with cheeseburgers and french fries. It’s apparent to everyone that McDonald’s® restaurants exist to sell American style fast food.
Robert Kiyosaki, author of the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, argues that while it may be true that McDonald’s® franchisees are in the burger business, McDonald’s® Corporation is not. The corporation is really good at finding the right location for a new restaruant. They’ve spent a lot of money and time developing a system that analyzes traffic patterns, demographics and who knows what else in an effort to pinpoint the best place to sell cheeseburgers. They’re in the real estate business.
I have to admit, I’d never thought of McDonald’s® on that level before. I began to think about Mission Adventures and YWAM in general. I asked God, “What business are we in?”
- We are to operate within this harmony of freedom, eldership, and relationship, all in submission to the Word of God.
- The kids who participate in our programs should get a sense of the apostolic nature of our mission. This sense should create an appetite for further involvement with us.
- You can be an apostle. Mission Adventures is meant to give you an opportunity to create a program where there was none. The Spirit of God is in you and you can excercise prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral, and teaching gifts God has placed in you.