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Could Jesus be the owner of your practice?

By John Van der Werff, DDS | July 18, 2017

by John Van der Werff, DDS

I have seen businesses allow Jesus to be the owner of their businesses, and do very well. Two examples include Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out Burger. They are great places to work and use some of their profits to help the needy.  

I gave Jesus my practice a few years ago and I became the manager or steward. My staff knows this and we, as a group, run the practice for Jesus. 

One might ask, what does this look like in a practical way?

We pray for guidance and wisdom for the daily needs of the patients and practice.

While making decisions, we ask what it means to love your patients or staff members as you would love yourself. In other words, if you were a staff member or patient, how would you like to be treated?

We know there needs to be a profit, but not at the exploitation of staff, patients or ourselves. In other words, we charge a fair price and pay everyone a fair wage. We provide a safe place to work and a positive environment for working and growing. We adhere to all laws that affect our business, and we look for ways to save money without cutting quality.  We hold patients and staff responsible for what they have promised.

We attempt to provide excellence dentistry while being gentle, caring and having fun among ourselves and our patients. We listen carefully for patient concerns.

Although we have guidelines, we don’t follow rules, principles or any ideal, but we follow a person, a leader, Jesus. We trust that if we follow Him, He will meet our needs.

What do you think?


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