For a deeper look into what Marketplace Ministry looks like from the perspective of Betenbough Homes employees, click on one of the versions below.
God is moving in the midst of our homebuilding business in West Texas. For nearly 25 years, He’s been gently opening our eyes to how we can serve right here in the marketplace. We’ve certainly made a lot of mistakes along the way, but this blog is an attempt to simply document our journey, in hopes that it can encourage and help others who are feeling the call to marketplace ministry.
HOW WE GOT HERE
In 2009, many of us felt God calling us to share our company testimony. We were hesitant to put ourselves on a platform, because we didn’t want people to mistakenly believe we had all the answers or that we claimed to do this perfectly. In reality, we’re still trying to figure this stuff out. But God has done some amazing things through our business, and the fruit of His presence is undeniable. This is God’s story, not ours. He has built this testimony for His glory, not ours. Who are we to keep that story to ourselves? Since we released our original video testimony, seen above, God has used that story to inspire other believers to walk out their faith in Jesus Christ in their own business. We now look up to find ourselves part of a Kingdom movement in the marketplace, which is an exciting, emerging mission field where the harvest is plentiful.
Many business leaders have come to visit our headquarters in Lubbock, Texas to get a glimpse of a real-life case study of marketplace ministry. Each person comes with a lot of questions; we freely share what we’ve learned, where we’ve seen fruit, and try to help them uncover their own answers for what God might be calling them to do in their own business. We also share any resources or ideas we’ve found useful over the years.
ABOUT BETENBOUGH HOMES
Betenbough Homes, West Texas’ number one new home builder, was founded in 1992 when father and son duo, Ron and Rick Betenbough, teamed up to deliver quality homes at the most competitive price. The pair built 11 homes that inaugural year and 53 homes the following year, launching a business built on providing individuals with an unparalleled home buying experience. Now, almost 25 years later, Betenbough Homes has built more than 6,000 homes in communities across West Texas.
Throughout the years, the Betenboughs established an employee-owned company committed to build, serve, and impact the communities they call home. Betenbough Homes employees are passionate about building quality homes, serving each person they come in contact with to the best of their ability, and positively impacting each community in such a way that it is transformed for the better. Betenbough Homes is the recipient of the Hearthstone Builder Humanitarian Award, for a lifetime of public service, and is continuously recognized by Builder magazine as one of the top home builders in the nation. You can learn more about Betenbough Homes at betenbough.com.
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