“Real ministry is only done under the purview of the religious establishment.”
Nonsense. God said. ”Whatever you do, brethren, work at with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men, and you’ll receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.” (Col. 4:23) “Whatever you do” includes your business.
“The purpose of a business is to make money to support the religious establishment.”
Nonsense. Jesus taught, in the parable of the talents, that we would be blessed for increasing the wealth entrusted to us, not for giving it away. A Biblical business has far greater reach and more sophisticated purposes then just money.
“The purpose of a business is to spread the gospel.”
Only indirectly. As a business grows and spreads its influence, people are naturally drawn to the sense of God’s presence that permeates your business.