Purpose of the Missional Platform of the Saddleback Christian Business Directory
“Truth is, when commerce follows biblical principles, outcomes are better”
The purpose of the Saddleback Christian Business Directory is to provide people the opportunity to utilize the products and services of Christian businesses. All listed businesses have pledged to adhere to the biblical principles of running a business even if they are not Christian. This paradigm includes stewardship and a biblically based dispute resolution process among other things.
The Saddleback Christian Business Directory is a great way for Christians and non-Christians alike to support and encourage one another in their daily lives. The Saddleback Christian Business Directory is not to be used as a means of solicitation or a mailing list for fund raising. While the Saddleback Christian Business Directory is a directory promoting Christianity in the marketplace, it does not discriminate in any way, and people of all faiths or no religious affiliation are welcome to advertise and participate.
The Responsibility of Consumers
Neither Gdirect nor any local church endorses any of the businesses within the Missional Platform of the Saddleback Christian Business Directory. In addition, neither is responsible for the performance of these businesses.
By seeing the word "Christian" in front of the description of a business, it is easy to automatically expect the highest standards, the best service, and the best possible price. Certainly, we hope that these businesses strive to live out their lives according to the teachings of Christ. However, these business owners face the same daily challenges of us all. Therefore, before you use a business within the platform, perform the same sort of research and comparison that you would complete if you found that business from another source.
A business does not owe you a special price or a cut-throat deal simply because they are advertising in a Christian Business Directory. These businesses have thresholds of pricing that make economical sense to them. Shop around and compare, but don't expect the impossible simply because they are shown here.
After that, if you are happy with these businesses, tell others about them and submit a review!
The Responsibility of Businesses within the Missional Platform of the Saddleback Christian Business Directory
By participating in the Missional Platform, you are adding the word "Christian" before the word "Business" as part of your description. With this single word comes the additional responsibility of conducting business in a manner that follows biblical teaching.
By encouraging users of the platform to complete their research and due diligence before they use your products or services, they will expect a higher standard because of your actions and not just because of your religious affiliation.
As the coordinator of the platform, Gdirect reserves the right to hold listed businesses to the pledge that was agreed to in advertising within the platform. This includes utilizing biblical based dispute resolution.
While the Saddleback Christian Business Directory is a directory promoting Christianity in the marketplace, it does not discriminate in any way, and people of all faiths or no religious affiliation are welcome to advertise and participate.