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The workplace viewed as 'biggest mission field in the world today' for 7 Mountains Christianity

The workplace viewed as 'biggest mission field in the world today' for 7 Mountains Christianity

Os Hillman wants Christians to learn from his "Reclaim 7 Mountains" video classes how to be "catalysts for change" in the workplace, dubbed "the biggest mission field in the world today."  He's even slashed the price for the online course.

Seven mountains thought teaches that Christians must dominate seven "mountains" of culture in order to create a Christian kingdom for Jesus Christ to return and rule.  The seven mountains — sometimes called spheres — are:

  1. Arts and entertainment;
  2. Business;
  3. Education;
  4. Family;
  5. Government;
  6. Media; and
  7. Religion.

For just $99 (at least through July 22), Christians can learn from Hillman how to "understand and impact the 7 mountains of culture as a marketplace Christian."  Hilllman is selling a seven-part online video series because he is "concerned about where our nation is going."  According to Hillman's advertisement for the course, we are living in a "post-Christian society."

"I've been really concerned about where our nation is going.  Some of the foundations that we all hold dear are fracturing as we speak, you know, and I've never seen so many things happen in our nation over the last few years that seem to indicate the erosion of the spiritual foundations that have made our nation great," he laments.  "So we need a group of people to stand up and to be catalysts for change."

The seven mountains mandate evolved from the Lausnane Movement, started by Billy Graham in 1974 with the Congress on World Evangelization held in Lausanne, Switzerland.   A year later, two of the Lausanne conference leaders — the late Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission — announced the Seven Mountains Mandate.

When Texas governor Rick Perry teamed up with the American Family Association and a number of New Apostolic Reformation leaders for his "The Response" prayer rally in 2011, concerns were raised throughout the media over Christian dominionism and seven mountains theology and its perceived goal of creating a Christian theocracy in America.  This caused three leading proponents of 7 mountains objectives, Lance Wallnau, Os Hillman and Johnny Enlow, to worry about how their movement was perceived.  "You’re talking to a secular audience, you don’t talk about having dominion over them.  I mean, my gosh, that’s what they’re afraid of.  That’s what the left is saying the right wants to do and right is saying that’s what the left wants to do.  So the anxiety is based on misinformation.  That what I’m saying today is, you know, I want to find out who is anointed with the right ideas and I want to serve them and I want to it to be a Joseph if you’re going to shake Pharaoh.  This whole idea of taking over and that language of takeover, it doesn’t actually help," Wallnau said in a video published on YouTube.

These worries are reiterated in Hillman's 7 mountains video course sales page, which reads:

This is not a theology, nor is it not a “world takeover”, “control and domination” strategy.  It is a way for God’s love and light to come into all aspects of culture through His children, as they serve and love people in each area of culture.  Through this course, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of each “sphere”, “area”, or “mountain”, how they interact with one another, and how to position yourself as a servant leader in each field.

In promoting his 7 mountains video course, Hillman says that the seven mountains are based on Isaiah 2:2, "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it."

The sales page says that Christians will learn [quoting]:

  • Why it only takes 3-5% of a leadership group operating at the top of a cultural mountain to shift it.
  • And an actual case study of a group that is doing it.
  • Why America’s belief in God is no longer translating into a biblical worldview
  • Which of the 3 cultural mountains most defines the culture
  • Discover the true foundations America was built upon
  • How the education mountain went from having a foundation built on the bible to being totally liberal today
  • Why and how this strategy can be employed to cause a tipping point in culture
  • How to view your work through God’s eyes to be a cultural influencer
  • And much more.

"Just look at what the Muslim community has done over the last few years," Hillman says in the promotional video (embedded below), as proof of "the church shaping the culture."  He says that the church should be used to "educate men and women in the marketplace."  According to the video, the "biggest mission field in the world today" is the workplace, because people spend "80-90% of their time" there.  Watch:

About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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