BY CHRIS FAULKNOR, PUBLISHER
Christianity is much like multi-level marketing.
I’ll bet you haven’t heard that one before.
Some people love it and some think it’s a hoax, but nobody can deny that multi-level marketing has been on the rise.
First off, let’s start with the basic reasoning.
For some, multi-level marketing is a misguided attempt to “get rich quick,” while for others it’s a chance to grow and improve themselves and build a foundation.
That sounds familiar to many of you because all too often, people treat Christ like a vitamin—one prayer will save you and all of your spiritual needs are met for the rest of your life, right?
Jesus is not “get rich quick.” A relationship with Jesus Christ is something you will have to grow and build and work on to maintain.
Prayer, fellowship, and living in his example are what keep it growing, much like hard work, learning, and networking will keep that business of yours up and running.
Now, what about the selling part?
Well, step #1 of any multi-level marketing company is selling your product, and just like that face cream and make-up, you need to be able to “sell” the idea of a higher being without being a snake.
You know the type, right? The type that brings you into a frenzy of emotion, brings you to tears with a well-worded sermon, and then asks you in a cyclone of emotion to make a life-changing decision.
That’s when we get into the last part, the part where the “multi-level” comes in.
You see, the principle behind these marketing companies is that you gain customers who, like you, will become salespeople.
They will then train others to become sales people, and you are promised a commission off of everyone’s sales.
We are taught as Christians to make disciples who make disciples (who make disciples, etc.)
The idea is to spread what we know to be the truth to as many people as possible.
So, I’ve convinced you that they’re similar, so now let me offer you some tips to spread the word of Christ (and even grow your business selling Avon.)
So there are five steps to bring your friends to Christ (or make your business selling encyclopedias have a slightly better chance at success)
If you have any questions, contact your immediate upline for assistance at (866) 555-PRAY.