The world’s foundations have radically changed since early 2020. Alliances between lawless bands of rebels and ruthless governments fostering control of elite hierarchies that undermine economies with the spread of fear and poverty have crept into the infrastructures of what previously have been the world’s safe places. Fear, chaos, division and mistrust have crossed the world’s borders, with its impact creeping into every sector of not just lands of unjust rule, but lands of freedom. Freedom as it has been in the past, is now at risk.
Yet, it is for such a time as this that those prepared and raised up as leaders, in much the way that God uniquely prepared Joseph and Daniel, Moses and Joshua, and a long list of those who were willing to face the fear, chaos, division and mistrust are assuming their mantles with strength and courage to make a difference; a difference economically and community-wise as a people, distinctive with their identity and faith in God.
“The time has come for you to lead these people into the land I am giving them. I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set your foot, you will be on land I have given you. No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you. “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their forefathers I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:2-9
Global Initiatives Foundation has served as a forerunner and a voice for the season now upon us, mobilizing a unique breed of God’s people who are blessed to serve as being a blessing within their communities. Global Initiatives has become a catalyst for opportunity with the growth of the competence, gifts and creativity of game-changers when faced with discontinuities. Established by Morris and Carol Ruddick, their efforts offer vision and strategy as a voice guiding community builders, intercessors and those at the forefront of God’s faith-based marketplace agendas, as ambassadors of God’s light where God’s light is dim. We invite you to explore our site to discover more about our initiatives and impact around the globe.
Global Initiatives is very Israel- and marketplace-focused. Why? Because we believe that along with the persecuted and oppressed church, they represent God’s priorities, especially for these times.
Global Initiatives seeks to be prophetically contemporaneous in perspective and strategy, as we reach for restoration and the standard of maturity that combines the full knowledge of the Lord and unity, to include a connection across the generations.
Global Initiatives’ functional purpose serves to release the wisdom for a mix of spiritual, entrepreneurial, leadership and economic development opportunities that build community within environments challenged by disruptions, change and the crises of our day.
Employing enduring strategies to enable opportunity and bring increase, Global Initiatives has developed a focus of agendas that draw from the ancient paths in addressing the realities faced during times of crisis and change.
What Global Initiatives Does
These efforts include a specialty in addressing poverty in lands with challenging spiritual and economic environments. It is a thrust that strengthens and equips the brethren to serve their communities as the head and not the tail, as community builders and people of influence. In doing so, we impart a Kingdom mindset, along with five major strategies and areas of focus:
- Planting God’s Economy and Mobilizing Community Builders to Apply Jewish Business Secrets
- Igniting the Joseph-Daniel Marketplace Leadership Calling
- Promoting Alliances and Agendas that Support the Restoration of Israel
- Mentoring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders
- Empowering Ambassadors of Hope to Reverse the Curse of Poverty.
While we consider what we do as marketplace ambassadors and a Kingdom School of Business to be strategic, in reality our efforts have a ripple effect. The real impact comes from what we impart to and activate among those on the ground, our brethren in these lands of tough spiritual and economic environments. Our activities include the training, counsel, webinars, talks, blogs, videos, books and mentoring offered to emerging leaders with this mantle. These activities have not only resulted in the start of scores and scores of businesses that feed families among the brethren, but has been the catalyst in the start of initiatives such as a private school, orphanages and the spiritual mentoring of young entrepreneurs, as well as ventures designed to support such agendas.