Office of Innovation
Make it Happen: Bring Your Idea to Life
Learn how to bring your idea to life!
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Overview

Is it possible that God has put an idea in your heart, and you can't identify the next step?  Perhaps entrepreneurship is your next step.

Featuring insights and advice from 30+ Christian entrepreneurs, this course is designed to highlight seven key concepts essential to your entrepreneurial success. Join Dr. Robert Harp in Make it Happen, where he'll guide you through the following topics:

  1. Making Failure your friend
  2. Embracing Prayerful Risk
  3. Collaboration is God’s Design
  4. Planning well, and then Taking Decisive Action
  5. Sustainability is the Secret Sauce
  6. “Abiding in Christ” is Where the Strength Comes From
  7. Faithfulness to God is the True Measure of Success

      Here's what Dan Cathy, Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, Inc, says about this course:

      Entrepreneurs are significant drivers for our economy and spur innovation across industries. Congratulations to Biola University on their commitment to this course on Entrepreneurship that will prepare students to succeed and prosper as entrepreneurs and leaders in the future. Students will receive a tremendous benefit as they develop and perfect their own skills. They will further act as catalysts and agents of positive change for future business incubation and growth. Entrepreneurship is essential to a thriving economy and we wish for each of us to possess an entrepreneurial mindset and founder’s mentality as we hope for an even better future for ourselves, our teams, our customers, and our business. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us of God’s promises over our lives and our work. May we each remember that HIS plans are to prosper and not to harm, but plans to give us each a hope and a future.

      Instructor
      Robert Harp
      Office of Innovation

      About the Course Author

      Dr. Robert Harp is Executive Director of the Office of Innovation and Adjust Professor, Entrepreneurship and Nonprofits at Biola University. An entrepreneur and first mover in digital publishing, he founded GlobalHotelNetwork.com in 2000, which has become a premier online media brand in the global travel and tourism industry. 

      He is also a Catalyst for the Lausanne Movement's Workplace Ministry.

      Dr. Harp earned a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Communications from Wheaton College, a Master of Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Workplace Theology, Ethics, and Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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      About Biola University's Office of Innovation

      Biola’s Office of Innovation (OOI) exists to empower Biola University faculty, staff, and students to take steps toward innovative and entrepreneurial success by facilitating educational experiences and leveraging the intellectual and spiritual strengths of Biola, to offer financial, practical, social, and mentorship opportunities that address societal and business problems. The OOI is established to strengthen the adoption of innovative and entrepreneurial ideas across campus, including faculty and students. As such, participation from all schools across Biola will best help this OOI accomplish its mission.

      The OOI reports to the Office of the Provost.

      Learn more about Biola University's Office of Innovation and Launchpad!

      Syllabus

      Welcome to Lesson 1 in Make it Happen: Bring...
      Overview
      Course Introduction
      Video
      Primer
      Video
      Concluding the Introduction
      Video
      Make Failure Your Friend (1)
      Video
      Make Failure Your Friend (2)
      Video
      Lesson 1 Recommended Resources
      Misc
      Learning to embrace risk is beneficial, when...
      Overview
      Embrace Prayerful Risk (1)
      Video
      Embrace Prayerful Risk (2)
      Video
      Embrace Prayerful Risk (3)
      Video
      Lesson 2 Recommended Resources
      Misc
      Successful entrepreneurs have one thing in...
      Overview
      Collaboration is God's Design (1)
      Video
      Collaboration is God's Design (2)
      Video
      Collaboration is God's Design (3)
      Video
      Lesson 3 Recommended Resources
      Misc
      Are you ready to activate your startup idea? In...
      Overview
      Plan Well (1)
      Video
      Plan Well (2)
      Video
      Plan Well (3)
      Video
      Lesson 4 Recommended Resources
      Misc
      It takes a well-developed plan to create a...
      Overview
      Sustainability is the Secret Sauce (1)
      Video
      Sustainability is the Secret Sauce (2)
      Video
      Sustainability is the Secret Sauce (3)
      Video
      Lesson 5 Recommended Resources
      Misc
      Abiding in Christ leads to a fruitful life,...
      Overview
      Abiding in Christ (1)
      Video
      Abiding in Christ (2)
      Video
      Abiding in Christ (3)
      Video
      Lesson 6 Recommended Resources
      Misc
      As you launch into entrepreneurship, by what...
      Overview
      Faithfulness to God (1)
      Video
      Faithfulness to God (2)
      Video
      Conclusion
      Video
      Lesson 7 Recommended Resources
      Misc
      Course Evaluation
      Misc

      Course FAQ

      Each lesson is designed to take 3-5 hours, depending on how deeply you engage the topics in each lesson. We encourage you to take your time reviewing the videos and working through the activities for each lesson. 

      No. This course contains all the materials essential to completing it. If you'd like more information on entrepreneurship and innovation, you're welcome to review the list of recommended resources at the conclusion of each lesson.

      Since this is a self-paced course, you will have no interaction with the professor during this course.