"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
Our mission is to build a Kingdom Branded Community of faith-based, multi-gifted, ministry, missionary and marketplace leaders intentionally working together to find their places of power and rule where God has called them.
God's will is for all believers to find their places of power and advance His Kingdom. We're "Uniquely Created. Uniquely Called." Whether it's in the pulpit, the mission field or the marketplace, your calling is where God plants you. It's where you're designed to rule. The Kingdom Branding Network was created to help fulfill that calling in the life of every believer. As the people of God, we believe that as we work together to fulfill our collective purpose, we will advance the Kingdom of God. Our purpose is two-fold...
In many circles, there's been a large gap between the church and the marketplace as it relates to our calling. Some have not embraced their calling, or that of others, to the marketplace because of false teachings that have restricted their ability to do business as ministry. Clearly, those in the marketplace (the majority of the population) have unique opportunities and responsibilities to serve as leaders in the Kingdom of God. They are able to define the culture and impact those who may never step foot into a church building. There are many who are "called by God" to the marketplace and to missions, and that is their pulpit ... 7 days a week!
The Kingdom Branding Network connects those called to the ecclesiastical ministry and those called to the marketplace. Access to each other allows us to be more effective where God has planted us.
As you begin to understand the concept of Kingdom Branding (read below for more explanation), you'll see the benefit and blessing of connecting with other Kingdom-minded people. Having access to the people, places, and resources you need as a Kingdom leader gives you a huge advantage when it comes to building your brand. And it quickly multiplies your influence in the area God has planted you. Much of these benefits will grow organically by building relationships and sharing services, knowledge, resources, support, inspiration, and so much more. We're better together. We need each other to fulfill God's collective purpose and rule with power.
"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ."
1 Corinthians 12:12
What do you mean, "I'm the brand"?
Brands are belief systems that communicate ideas, values, and standards. A brand can grow to be so powerful that it becomes a lifestyle.
Who you are, who you want to be, and who others think you are is called your Personal Brand. You don't create your brand; you uncover it. Personal Branding is all about discovering your authentic self, developing the strategy that matches your passion to your purpose, and delivering that story to your target audience. I call this The 3D Branding Process: Discovery, Development, and Delivery.
Kingdom Branding focuses on your brand relative to God's will and His power in your life. It involves recognizing and acknowledging that His purpose is bigger than you. As a believer, you've given Him (or should be giving Him) full access to help bring about His purpose through you. After all, you've got His supernatural DNA, the Holy Spirit ... game changer! You have all the power and authority you need to change the culture around you by shining your light of authenticity.
Only you can decide that.
Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself:
Do I think I could benefit from receiving valuable content and support from other like-minded people who share similar passions, challenges, and goals?
Could I benefit from built-in support, a built-in audience, and a built-in referral network?
Do I have something valuable to share or a story to tell?
Would I like access to a focused, creative workspace where I have the daily opportunity to collaborate and promote my Kingdom brand?
Would I like to know what's going on in the marketplace and how I might plug in and have influence?
Would I like to receive valuable content, access to brand-building products and services, and personal attention from a Certified Brand Strategist?
If you answered yes to even one of these questions, we're confident that you will find great value in being a member of the Kingdom Branding Network.
...a multi-passionate entrepreneur and a lover of nature, tiny houses, and Starbucks Cold Brew coffee. I have a playful spirit and a quirky sense of humor, yet I'm super organized and hyper-focused when necessary. I've always been curious about what others were doing and how I could help them reach their goals.
...born and raised in Royal Oak, Michigan, just north of Detroit. From a very young age, I remember playing "school" on my large blackboard in the basement one minute and playing "church" the next, using hand-pressed Wonder Bread to make communion wafers. I know - you're probably thinking, "Really ... are you serious?" Yes, I'm serious, and you know what? That early passion for teaching and ministering has come full circle. As a Personal Brand Strategist and owner of a Lifestyle Brand Company, J. Cuningham & Associates, I've found the outlet for my true passion ... helping others discover their authenticity and develop their purpose in God.
Over the years, I've had multiple interests that have seemed unrelated: business, writing, computers and technology, marketing, teaching, bookkeeping, designing, decorating, spirituality, health, and dogs - just to name a few. It all seemed awkwardly disconnected, and I felt like I was a failure with no real purpose or direction.
My husband Ken and I owned and operated Cuningham Floor Covering in Asheville, North Carolina for over 17 years. I learned all there was to know about the business and the many different types of floor coverings, wallpaper, and window treatments that we sold. With a natural ability for putting colors and patterns together, I helped customers coordinate their selections, measured windows for hard treatments, and decorated spec homes for builders. Some of my other responsibilities included scheduling appointments, hiring and training sales people, bookkeeping, and marketing. I successfully implemented several company processes, policies, and forms; decorated our storefront windows; and much more. With average annual sales of about $750,000, the store ran like a well-oiled machine.
...I worked for a landscape design company for 3 years as the office manager and bookkeeper. I then started my own business, J. Cuningham & Associates, LLC. It began as an administrative business. In 2010, I was also contracted to work for Embassy Covenant Church International as the Director of Operations. I was there for over 7 years. As the central hub of a 500+ member ministry, I managed the administrative office and implemented several processes that improved communication and productivity. I assisted with marketing, managed multiple databases and calendars, served as program manager for various events, and provided administrative support for 7 other departments. I also provided membership support, IT support, and much more. With an extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the ministry, I was known as the "go to person". It was the most challenging job of my life, and I gained a ton of experience.
I was helping people but not in the way I wanted to. I wanted to help them one-on-one. I wanted to help them find their "sweet spot" and get excited about their purpose and the gifts inside of them. I wanted to walk with them on their journey and help show them the way.
In 2015, I became aware of the concept of Personal Branding. I realized that I had been doing it my whole life. I loved helping people strategize, solve problems, be more organized, use productivity tools, and find their authenticity. Most of all, I loved helping them discover their true calling - and making them look good! I decided to get certified as a Personal Brand Strategist and Social Media Analyst with Reach Personal Branding Co., and I refocused J. Cuningham & Associates as a Lifestyle Brand Company.
God has prepared me for this calling for many years. He's given me multiple gifts, experiences, ideas, strategies, and tools to help others build and promote their Kingdom brand. The Kingdom Branding Network, under the umbrella of J. Cuningham & Associates, is a platform that will benefit all who join.
*As a member of the Kingdom Branding Network, you'll be among the first to participate in these additional services and offerings with periodic discounts just for members.
None of this would be possible without Him and the very important people (you know who you are!) He has chosen to speak into my life and instruct, guide, and encourage me along the way.
This is the beginning of a brand new chapter, and I wanted to thank you all in advance for the impact I know you're going to have on me and the many people who connect to this network. I am so excited about what God is going to do in and through our lives as we surrender to His will. Please know, I'm your biggest fan! I'm behind you, cheering you on all the way to your purpose. I truly am here to serve, and I couldn't be more excited!
Thank you for sharing in this journey with me!
Kingdom Brand Strategist