SEVEN MOUNTAINS of INFLUENCE

The idea of defining society by Seven Mountains of Influence was first suggested by Bill Bright and Loren Cunningham. They created a Seven Mountain construct as a way to guide prayer for nations and as a blueprint from which to disciple. Commissioning a Lifestyle of Integrity has borrowed their construct, but adapted it to fit our specific purposes.

CLI considers the Seven Mountains of Influence as the core sectors of society where integrity must be established. We train people of integrity to “take their mountain”. What kind of outcome can be expected if corruption dominates a mountain of influence? And what kind of outcome can be expected if integrity guides a mountain of influence?

Education

Integrity – Truth will guide living.
Corruption – False philosophy will misdirect living.

Family

IntegrityRule protects, while empowering and prospering all.
Corruption – Rule oppresses, while disempowering and impoverishing the majority. 

Government

IntegrityRule protects, while empowering and prospering all.
Corruption – Rule oppresses, while disempowering and impoverishing the majority. 

Church

Integrity – Develops genuine followers of Christ.
Corruption –  Develops hypocrisy in the name of religion.

Professional

Integrity –  Serving to improve the quality of life for everyone.
Corruption – Self-serving to improve personal life at the expense of others.

Business

Integrity – Sound business practices bring benefit and establish trust.
Corruption – Unsound business practices result in debt and mistrust.

S.A.M.E. (Sports/Arts/Media/Entertainment)

Integrity – Provides examples that inspire hope and morality.
Corruption – Presents examples that inspire fear and immorality.