Business as Ministry    
June 20, 2017
Grand Canyon University is very strange.
  • It is a vibrant and overtly Christian university in Arizona with 17,000 students on campus and another 64,000 online ... Good, but not strange.
  • Since 2009 it has spent millions to upgrade facilities and offerings ... Good, but not strange.
  • They now have an NCAA division 1 soccer team with a brand new 6,000 seat stadium ... Good, but not strange.
Why are they strange? Because ... they make a profit! They produce such a good product that it sells at a profit ... a lot of it ... 148 million in 2016! Their ability to produce profits has attracted shareholders. It is now a public company, whose stock, symbol LOPE, grew, as of 3/31/2017, by over 67% in the last twelve months.
Grand Canyon University, an inspiring example of how a ministry can thrive as a business and even as a publicly traded company in America.
The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity
is a dream worth dreaming. -Theodore Roosevelt
American Values @ Work is a short bi-weekly publication highlighting inspirational ways businesses in America are exhibiting traditional American values. It is published by American Values Investments, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm with the goal of helping investors positively impact American culture by providing opportunities to invest in companies that exemplify authentic American values.

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