Q: Why a Business Directory at our Church?

A: It's an easy way to re-direct our resources to each other and grow God's Kingdom through Missional Marketing. Watch this!


Q: What is Missional Marketing?

A: Marketing that adopts missionary practices to reach the "un-churched" with the gospel message.  Every time you share the business directory with someone else, you are sharing the church and its ministries!  In addition, every time you use a product or service from a business within the directory, your dollars are helping a fellow Christian grow! Watch this!


Q: How much time will it take to do this?

A: Posting a listing or advertisement should take you no more than 10 minutes.


Q: When will my Ad be online?

A: After approval of your proof, and if you've met any church-specific Eligibility requirements, your ad will be live online.


Q: Can you describe the Eligibility Process?

A: Eligibility Requirements are specific to each church. These requirements should be communicated to you online at the time of purchase.  If you have questions about them at the time of purchase, we request that you contact Gdirect within 3 business days for clarification. Upon purchase of your ad, your name is provided to a contact at your church for verification of meeting their Eligibility Requirements.  If you are found Eligible, they will acknowledge so, and we won't need to contact you.  If you are found Ineligible, they will let Gdirect know, and we will contact you for clarification.  It is not uncommon for mis-spellings or maiden names to cause a re-look of Eligibility Requirements.  Since Eligibility requirements are acknowledged up front, there are typically no refunds provided for missing Eligibility.


Q: Why is my church doing this?

A: The leadership of successful churches throughout the world are starting to realize the power of identifying and nurturing the businesses within their churches. A successful business leader touches the lives of many others, from employees to other venders. This is Missional Marketing in action!  Every time the Business Directory is shared, the church is also shared, and it provides an opportunity for a conversation about your faith!  In addition, opportunities for time, talent and resources to be paid forward to the church are often seen.


Q: Is the church endorsing the businesses in the directory?

A: No. The Church and Gdirect do not directly or indirectly warrant, endorse, promote or will not be responsible for the performance, services, products, employees, sub-contractors and/or agents of the listed businesses.


Q: What happens if disputes develop between congregation members and the business leader?

A: All listed businesses must pledge to adhere to "Business with God", the biblical principles of running a business, including but not limited to stewardship and a biblically based dispute resolution process. In the event you hear of a dispute with a vendor please contact Gdirect at The truth is, when commerce follows biblical principles, outcomes are better. We reserve the right to hold both the listed businesses and their customers to biblical principles of commerce. In the event a dispute occurs, it should be forwarded to Gdirect, who will promote resolution of the dispute using biblical principles outlined in "The Peacemaker's Pledge". Businesses must agree to key items in this pledge in order to be listed.


Q: Why can't I find my ad?

A: The most likely reason your ad wouldn't show up after you've approved it is that we are awaiting Eligibility confirmation from the church.  Sometimes it takes a week or two for them to update their review. Once your ad is both Approved and marked Eligible, it will show up live online.


Q: How long will my ad be online?

A: Your ad will be online for approximately one year.


Q: Where is the link my buddy can use to register his business?

A: Go to and select the church and complete the info.


Q: What is the church going to do to promote the directory?

A: This varies by church, but the directory is typically marketed and distributed by the church to the congregation and available throughout the year. Since the directory consists of an online platform, it is also reachable to the community both inside and outside the church via social media and email sharing.


Q: What's in it for Gdirect?

A: Gdirect has a passion for helping businesses grow utilizing principles found from God. The results of this are unbelievable, and provide a positive sense of working to build God's kingdom. Gdirect is also a for-profit business that seeks to make a profit and utilize that profit to further fund God's work.