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Dayspring (Monastery 2.0)

Story

Answering a call to purposeful reconciliation, Dayspring relocated from downtown to Bayview, an underserved community where tourists (and tech firms) rarely venture.

Since the move, Dayspring — a San Francisco-based technology firm specializing in web and app development, mobile design, and salesforce consulting — has worked to build thick relationships and has started and/or supported numerous grass roots efforts to serve its neighbors.

becky huang hugs yvonne hines

Guided Reflection

Reflecting on the Story

  • What do you think about Dayspring’s move to the Bayview neighborhood and the ways the company’s employees go about trying to be good neighbors?
  • Dayspring shares its office space with Redeemer Community Church. What do you think about that partnership? How can businesses and churches better partner to meet the needs of local communities?

Connecting to your Work

  • Some of Dayspring’s offerings might not make much money, but they do it because it’s the right thing to do. Are there products are offerings your company could provide even if they don’t offer the highest margins? How might you navigate the tension between meeting the needs of others and remaining a profitable business?
  • Think about your business or industry. How can it participate in the redemptive work God is doing in your community? What are some practical steps your business can take to invest in the place where it’s located?

Personal Application

  • What steps can you take to build relationships with people in your community?
  • How might it change your work to think of it as part of an ecosystem, through which God is serving and nourishing your neighbors, but also serving and nourishing you through your neighbors?

Heavenly Father, thank you for the vision you have given Dayspring Technologies to use its’ skills and treasures to make a difference in their community. Thank you for the relationships that you are building. Thank you for the difference you have made in the work of Yvonne and her bakery. I pray that you would open my eyes to those in need in my immediate community. May I build relationship and seek to serve my neighbors in whatever ways are possible. Amen.