Dr. David Black: The Christ Call to Compassion and Fairness

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Posted: 3 yrs 8 mths ago

March 7, 2016





     David L. Black, Ph.D., D-ABFT, FAIC, is the Founder/Chairman/ CEO of Aegis Sciences Corporation. Aegis was formed as a Nashville-based small business in partnership with Vanderbilt University in 1990. It has grown into a full services laboratory sciences company with 1,000 team members. Four labs are headquartered in Nashville. Eighteen Ph.D.s, eight Pharm. D.s, and one M.D. are on staff. The company has 2,500 clients. Aegis offers drug-free workplace testing and crimes and forensic services. Its objective is to safeguard its clients’ organizations with the motto: “Trust, Verify, and Protect.” The leadership of Aegis Sciences Corporation exemplifies both internal and external missions initiatives.

Here are Dr. Black’s own words:

     As a Christian who came to faith late in life my perspective on walking with Christ is perhaps more intense. I believe it is essential that every follower of Christ live their life boldly and put their faith values to work in their everyday life. In my for-profit business the Christ call to compassion and fairness has always predominated our corporate policies. 

     Although we ask a great deal of our Team Members we have always been ready to help those in need. I suppose the secular description is “firmness with fairness” but we go beyond just simply “fair”; and our success has been shared with our community through dollars and volunteer hours: we support Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, many veterans support groups and programs that benefit children. In my nonprofit organization we promote Judeo-Christian values by educating Christians on how to spend and donate their money. Both my for-profit and nonprofit organizations are modeled after Living Sent Ministries’ mission of taking Sunday into Monday. In both we wish for employees or members to live their Christian faith and values every day. I believe it a great gift to have the ministry of Living Sent spreading this idea to business people everywhere. Through this ministry we also learn that there are many, many business leaders just needing a little affirmation that this is the right way to walk every day…….an affirmation that Living Sent provides by testimony and action daily. (D. Black, personal communication, December 15, 2015)


     As one can ascertain from Dr. Black’s story, he has a passion for living sent both inside his business [internal missions] and out in the community [external missions]. One of the things that Dr. Black does to honor God at Aegis is a daily e-mail alert to all 1,000 team members. In the alert, God’s Word is shared with team members (internal missions). Employees are encouraged to share their favorite scriptures through the alert. By sharing its success through dollars and volunteer hours, the organization is also operating with an external missions focus.

     2nd Vote Patriots, Dr. Black’s nonprofit business, helps participants make the most use of their 2nd Vote (www.2ndvote.com). We cast our first vote on Election Day and we cast our 2nd Vote every day when we spend our dollars. Whether buying a product, eating at a restaurant, or supporting an organization, we are encouraging people and organizations that may or may not align with our Judeo-Christian values. The 2nd Vote App scores companies based upon conservative values. 2nd Vote Patriots is an example of a business intentionally created to make a kingdom difference in the world (external missions).


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How to Live Sent

According to Dr. Amy Sherman, there are at least 4 ways to Live Sent:

1. Bloom where you are planted.

Care to help build the Kingdom right where God has you assigned in the marketplace?

2. Start something new.

Do you have a passion for addressing an unmet community need? Consider forming  either a for profit or nonprofit company and start something new.

3. Give your skills (vocational) away to a community ministry.

Is there a community ministry that could benefit from your vocational skills and talents?

4. A Church Big Vision for the City.

Does your church have a Big Vision for the City? Do you have one and want to encourage your church to consider helping you to develop it?

Living Sent Ministries Growth Track

1. Attraction: Become inspired to live out your Christian faith at work

Register and attend one of our monthly inspirational meetings and events.

2. Incarnation: Learn how to serve and lead like the greatest leader to ever walk the earth

Contact us about serving in a Christian Executives Group (CEG) and/or a church "Men or Women at Work" teaching and equipping class.

 

3. Mission: Do one more thing vocationally to advance the cause of Christ

Contact us for information on how to prepare and implement a Ministry Action Plan (MAP).

4. Transformation: Transform your heart, the organization you serve, and the community around you

Let us know if you wish to learn more about spiritual transformation.

Jerry's Message

The purpose of Living Sent Ministries is to inspire and equip business and professional leaders to live out their Christian faith. It is about "Connecting Sunday to Monday". A core principle of Living Sent Ministries is that God gave you your business or job (vocation) to build the Kingdom.

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Colossians 3:17, NIV: "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

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