Bob Robinson’s expertise in reintegrating faith with calling helps leaders of corporations, small businesses, school administrations, and other societal organizations to transform your institution into one that shines God’s blessing to the world.
It is Reintegrate’s central premise that institutions matter to the kingdom of God.
According to Jesus (in Matt 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-31), the Greatest Commandment for his followers is to love God and love your neighbor. But how do we love our neighbors?
Loving them means that you seek his or her well-being. It is seeking the best for them in order that they will flourish in spite of living in a fallen and broken world. This idea of flourishing is found in the Bible in the Hebrew word shalom.
Shalom is the way things are meant to be – in the beginning, harmony and universal flourishing were what characterized humanity’s experiences with God, themselves, and the rest of creation. The first humans lived completely integrated lives: They worshiped God as they worked the Garden. They cared for one another and they took care of the creation.
When the Jews were sent into exile in Babylon, God told them through Jeremiah to build homes, plant gardens, get married, and raise families. Not only that, they were to “seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper” (see Jeremiah 29:4-7). The words “peace and prosperity” translates one word in the Hebrew – shalom.
Here they are, God’s people in Babylon, and God tells them that their flourishing would come only when they did what they could to bring flourishing into their culture and in their institutions such as family, agriculture, and business.This is the paradigm under which reintegrated institutions function. We want to seek the shalom of others, not just within our church communities, but to all people, even to the people of Babylon.
Reintegrate will help your business, school, or other organization become an institution of blessing. When people experience that the reason your institution exists is to bring shalom (flourishing, peace, prosperity, well-being) to others, they will take notice.
This is the greatest testimony to the goodness of Jesus Christ that you can offer your customers, suppliers, clients, and employees.
“The webbing together of God, humans, and all creation in justice, fulfillment, and delight is what the Hebrew prophets call shalom. In English we call it peace, but it means far more than just peace of mind or ceasefire between enemies. In the Bible shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness, and delight—a rich state of affairs in which natural needs are satisfied and natural gifts fruitfully employed, a state of affairs that inspires joyful wonder as the creator and savior opens doors and speaks welcome to the creatures in whom he delights. Shalom, in other words, is the way things are supposed to be.” (Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Not the Way its Supposed to Be)
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