Business As Mission

Business As Mission

In this book, Michael Baer challenges each of these positions. He rejects the unbiblical thinking that ministry and business are by definition separate activities - that our lives can be compartmentalized into the sacred and secular.

Author: Michael R. Baer

Publisher: Y W A M Pub

ISBN: 1576583880

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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Bringing Kingdom Purpose into their Professional Life
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Business as Mission

Business as Mission

Business as mission is a movement with enormous potential. This book breaks new ground in how faith and work intersect and are lived out in crosscultural contexts, where job creation and community transformation go hand in hand.

Author: C. Neal Johnson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830869476

Category: Religion

Page: 529

View: 365

Business as mission (BAM) is a mission strategy whose time has come. As global economics become increasingly interconnected, Christian business people and entrepreneurs have unanticipated opportunities to build kingdom-strategic business ventures. But Christian companies and business leaders do not automatically accomplish missional purposes. BAM requires mastery of both the world of business and the world of missions, merging and contextualizing both into something significantly different than either alone. C. Neal Johnson offers the first comprehensive guide to business as mission for practitioners. He provides conceptual foundations for understanding BAM's unique place in global mission and prerequisites for engaging in it. Then he offers practical resources for how to do BAM, including strategic planning and step-by-step operational implementation. Drawing on a wide variety of BAM models, Johnson works through details of both mission and business realities, with an eye to such issues as management, sustainability and accountability. Business as mission is a movement with enormous potential. This book breaks new ground in how faith and work intersect and are lived out in crosscultural contexts, where job creation and community transformation go hand in hand. Come, participate in what may well be one of the most strategic mission paradigms of the 21st century.
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Tentmaking

Tentmaking

Professional church planter Patrick Lai provides an in-depth reference for tentmakers--business-as-mission practitioners operating in regions of great antagonism to the Christian message.

Author: Patrick Lai

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830859573

Category: Religion

Page: 418

View: 880

Professional church planter Patrick Lai provides an in-depth reference for tentmakers--business-as-mission practitioners operating in regions of great antagonism to the Christian message. Those who are unfamiliar with the world of tentmaking will find valuable information to introduce them to the concept and to help in getting started. Designed to be a manual, Tentmaking is more than just an overview of questions and issues. This work will serve as an in-depth reference for existing tentmakers. This thoroughly researched collection is the result of interviews from over 450 people serving in the 10/40 window. It provides a unique viewpoint on missions, sharing proven, workable alternatives to conventional missionary life. Tentmaking provides an important and much needed resource to this specialized area of world missions.
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The Missional Entrepreneur

The Missional Entrepreneur

The Missional Entrepreneur takes an in-depth look at business as mission in reality with an eye for the principles and practices that can make it effective.

Author: Mark Russell

Publisher: New Hope Pub

ISBN: 1596692782

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 129

"The globalization of business has provided Christians opportunities like never before-if our principles and practices are sound. Dr. Mark L. Russell examines the biblical basis for business as mission, including an in-depth analysis of the Apostle Paul's work, and then presents fresh, practical insights for business leaders based on his extensive research overseas."--From back cover
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BAM Global Movement

BAM Global Movement

This book will not only capture your mind and heart as you learn about Business as Mission in theory and praxis, but it will also give you a broad overview of this remarkable movement.

Author: Gea Gort

Publisher:

ISBN: 1683070879

Category: Business

Page: 200

View: 528

Business as Mission (BAM) is a growing global movement. Christians active in the arena of business, charity and church are on a journey to integrate business and holistic mission. But what exactly is BAM? In the book, Gea Gort and Mats Tunehag explain the BAM concept through theory and theology, with stories to show what it looks like in real life. The authors explain that Business as Mission is an expression of a much broader movement. Ideas regarding mission, church, and charity are shifting, and growing number of christians are aiming for a missional way of living out the whole incarnated gospel in their daily lives where they work and live. The inspiring stories of thirty practitioners active on all continents provide insight into how gospel shalon can be shared in innovative and practical ways in challenging settings: in developing nations, secularized Western cities, or even closed countries. This book will not only capture your mind and heart as you learn about Business as Mission in theory and praxis, but it will also give you a broad overview of this remarkable movement. This book provides insight into this global movement and is of interest for a broad range of people: pioneers, early adapters and leaders within church, mission, and business, but also for Bible schools and universities.
Categories: Business

Business as Mission

Business as Mission

Our call for papers for our regional conferences is timely...to make a pivotal contribution in a sea of some confusion and even controversy." (Doug Pennoyer, Dean of SIS, Biola University and President of EMS) This volume will provide some ...

Author: Tom A. Steffen

Publisher: Evangelical Missiological Soci

ISBN: 087808388X

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 998

"To put it bluntly, business as mission (BAM) is a work in progress. It is a field that needs definition, theological clarity, and missiological focus. Our call for papers for our regional conferences is timely...to make a pivotal contribution in a sea of some confusion and even controversy." (Doug Pennoyer, Dean of SIS, Biola University and President of EMS) This volume will provide some definition and precision while identifying areas that demand further discussion.
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Business As Mission When You re Not the Boss

Business As Mission When You re Not the Boss

Originally published as 2IC, Business as Mission When You're Not the Boss is just that, a guide to Kingdom Impact for the rest of us.

Author: Michael R. Baer

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1790616190

Category:

Page: 176

View: 286

Many Christians in business feel that impacting the workplace for Christ, at home or overseas, is only for the owner or the boss. Originally published as 2IC, Business as Mission When You're Not the Boss is just that, a guide to Kingdom Impact for the rest of us.
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Mission Improbable

Mission Improbable

Author: Sara Van Alkemade

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:909590026

Category: Business

Page: 70

View: 371

Categories: Business

Great Commission Companies

Great Commission Companies

In this landmark book, economist Steve Rundle and missiologist Tom Steffen offer their paradigm for the convergence of business and missions--the Great Commission Company.

Author: Steven Rundle

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830879953

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 791

In this landmark book, economist Steve Rundle and missiologist Tom Steffen offer their paradigm for the convergence of business and missions--the Great Commission Company. This revised and expanded edition provides new and updated case studies of Great Commission Companies in diverse contexts around the world.
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A New Vision a New Heart a Renewed Call

A New Vision  a New Heart  a Renewed Call

Existing Resources L ' There is an increasing number of resources and initiatives
for Business as mission mobilisation . The Resource Directory in Appendix F
provides a comprehensive list . It is worth highlighting some categories of ...

Author: David Claydon

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878083650

Category: Christianity and culture

Page: 3

View: 217

Categories: Christianity and culture

Business in Islam

Business in Islam

in Muslim-Majority Nations business people had viewed their role as being
limited to providing financial support, they now saw that their talents—and their
businesses—could be used in foreign missions. Hence, the rise of business as
mission ...

Author: Robert J. Stefan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725257122

Category: Religion

Page: 380

View: 528

We are pleased to offer this fifth title in our APTS Press Monograph Series. This is the publication of the author's doctoral dissertation done through the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. The purpose of this series is to give our readers broader access to good scholarship that would otherwise be unavailable outside of the academic community. This is part of our ongoing commitment to discipleship through publishing. Christian mission organizations have enthusiastically embraced "business" as a means of entry for Christian workers who might not otherwise be able to get into these nations, especially MMNs. However, the embracing of business raises some immediate concerns. In light of existing tensions between business and Islam, won't missions-connected businesses be under the same cloud of conflict? More importantly, isn't the Gospel put under this cloud, thereby negatively impacting the spread of the kingdom of God? Also, if the business-and-mission companies' expatriate owners and employees are western (especially American) won't the conflicts inevitably intensify? And if so, are there ways such entities can be operated in order to minimize the conflict with Islamic sensitivities? This book will address these and other related questions.
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Faith based Social Entrepreneurship

Faith based Social Entrepreneurship

Of profitability may be due to the infant stage of these businesses.

Author: Linda Christiansen

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:767762642

Category:

Page: 66

View: 236

Of profitability may be due to the infant stage of these businesses. Secondly, the resources and capabilities generated by faith were found to be the Christian values and principles (resources) and relationship-building (capability). Thereafter, the VRIN-framework was applied on the faith-based values and principles, and on the relationshipbuilding capability, respectively. The resources relating to the values and principles were seen to be a source of temporary competitive advantage whereas the relationship-building capability was assessed to be a source of sustained competitive advantage ceteris paribus. However, more research is needed to capture the impact of faith on social purpose business ventures and on social entrepreneurship in general.
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Carnival Kingdom

Carnival Kingdom

Business as Mission is about being a follower of Jesus, in business and to the
whole world, especially in areas with dire economic, social and spiritual needs.
This is CSR+ and this dimension is not an elective. We want to see the Kingdom
of ...

Author: Marijke Hoek

Publisher: Wide Margin

ISBN: 9781908860026

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 225

The first Christians lived out a new social order and envisaged the world anew. Divisions, inequalities and injustices would be overturned as the world would reflect a new kind of reign. In the Kingdom of God, the powerful are brought low, while the oppressed are raised up; the hungry are filled with good things, while the rich are sent empty away; the wolf lives with the lamb, and the leopard lies down with the goat; the slave becomes the son, the master is the servant of all and the meek will inherit the earth. This same upside-down Kingdom is echoed in the Carnival festivals of the Medieval era, which both parodied the oppressive structures of their day and dramatically portrayed an alternative reality. In this book, twelve scholars, theologians, and social activists from around the world take up the Carnival's call for justice and a renewed society, and portray in their own contexts the Kingdom of God coming in justice and fullness of life - the coming of the Carnival Kingdom."
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The Cape Town Commitment A Confession of Faith A Call to Action

The Cape Town Commitment  A Confession of Faith  A Call to Action

Great Commission Companies: e Emerging Role of Business in Mission (
Downers Grove: IVP, 2011). ... It opens up new possibilities for missionsminded
entrepreneurs and business people want to bring change, and do business to the
 ...

Author: Darrell L. Bock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725248588

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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The Cape Town Commitment, which arose from The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010), stands in the historic line of The Lausanne Covenant (1974) and The Manila Manifesto (1989). It has been translated into twenty-five languages and has commanded wide acceptance around the world. The Commitment is set in two parts. Part 1 is a Confession of Faith, crafted in the language of covenantal love. Part 2 is a Call to Action. The local church, mission agencies, special-interest groups, and Christians in the professions are all urged to find their place in its outworking. This annotated bibliography of The Cape Town Commitment, arranged by topic, has been compiled by specialists in a range of fields. As such, it is the first bibliography of its kind. - Arranged in sections for graduate-level teaching - Equally useful for research students
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The Mission of God s People

The Mission of God s People

eral phrase, “Business as Mission”. This is the recognition that “tent-making”
need not be only a means of self-support for the “real” job of doing evangelism,
nor a somewhat phony cover for getting access to countries otherwise closed to ...

Author: Christopher J. H. Wright

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310323037

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Chris Wright’s pioneering 2006 book, The Mission of God, revealed that the typical Christian understanding of “missions” encompasses only a small part of God’s overarching mission for the world. God is relentlessly reclaiming the entire world for himself. In The Mission of God’s People, Wright shows how God’s big-picture plan directs the purpose of God’s people, the church. Wright emphasizes what the Old Testament teaches Christians about being the people of God. He addresses questions of both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like “called to care for creation,” “called to bless the nations,” “sending and being sent,” and “rejecting false gods.” As part of the Biblical Theology for Life Series, this book provides pastors, teachers, and lay learners with first-rate biblical study while at the same time addressing the practical concerns of contemporary ministry. The Mission of God’s People promises to enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God’s work in the world.
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Kingdom Business Leadership Training Manual for Emerging Business Leaders

Kingdom Business Leadership   Training Manual for Emerging Business Leaders

We call upon business people globally to receive this affirmation and to consider
that their gifts and experience might be used to help meet the world's most
pressing spiritual and physical needs through Business as Mission.

Author: George Meyers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781257938452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 885

As technological advancements accelerate change, global organizations must re-invent themselves periodically or they will become irrelevant. It is not only the change itself that is impacting so much, but more the rate of speed that change is occurring. To adopt new structures, adapt to changing situations and implement new systems requires innovative, flexible, visionary leaders. This is a learner-focused manual for training Emerging Business Leaders. It is not meant to be a scholarly dissertation, but a how and what to do manual or handbook. The manual is designed to empower a new kind of business leader - one that may have 7-10 careers during a fast-paced lifetime. Even though technology has a profound influence on business formation and operations, there are eternal principles that ultimately overshadow all else. These principles are time-tested and proven over centuries of industry and governing. Leading wisely is still a mandate to be embraced by CEOs and organizational leaders today.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Facilitator Era

The Facilitator Era

case Study 13 Business as Mission in Russia1 What a waste of time, i thought!
herding cattle for Jesus? how could these people possibly think that they were
missionaries? They were spending all of their time feeding cows, doing
accounting ...

Author: Tom Steffen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621891918

Category: Religion

Page: 418

View: 919

Some time ago, Ralph Winter brilliantly identified three eras of modern missions: Era 1: William Carey focused on the coastlands; Era 2: Hudson Taylor focused on the inlands; Era 3: Donald McGavran and Cameron Townsend focused on unreached peoples. With all the fast and furious changes swirling around us today in twenty-first century missions, have we entered a Fourth Era? If so, who are the people primarily involved? How are they selected? How are they trained? How long do they serve? Has the Third Era ministry focus--reaching the unreached--changed? If so, to what? Are there any successful case studies out there? Have McGavran and Townsend passed the baton to a new leader(s)? If so, to whom? This book seeks to answer these and related questions. Contributors include: Dr. Ben Beckner Dr. Monroe Brewer Dr. Don Finley Mike Griffis Dr. Gary Hipp, MD Jerry Hogshead Kaikou Maisu Judy Manna Kenn Oke Dr. A. Sue Russell Dr. Robert Strauss Peter Swann Bryan Thomas Diane Thomas Dr. Mike Wilson Dr. Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
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Faithonomics

Faithonomics

has your church adopted the concept of “business as ministry”? if not, do you
think they would welcome or resist the idea? Why or why not? ... ThoughT For
Food • Business as mission website: http://www .businessasmission.com/home.
html.

Author: K. Brad Stamm

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893066

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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In his book Faithonomics, K. Brad Stamm brings together the Scriptures, basic economic principles, and popular culture in an entertaining way, appealing to the informed and the uninformed about economics and Christian worldview. If you want to learn about a topic more talked about than the weather, or if you want to reflect on your spiritual life from a new perspective, Faithonomics is a book that will encourage, enrich, and bring new insight.
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Global Youth Ministry

Global Youth Ministry

To learn more about this group, see http://www.hindutva.org. 6. For more on this
BAM model, see C. Neal Johnson and Steve Rundle, Business as mission: A
comprehensive guide to theory and practice. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity
Press, ...

Author: Terry D. Linhart

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 9780310410553

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 667

As the world's youth population continues to grow and interact globally in an instant through blogging, texting, and social networking, youth ministry is adapting in equal fashion. Authors Terry Linhart and David Livermore offer advice that's substantiated by more than twenty prominent worldwide youth leaders: be prepared. Global Youth Ministry is the first textbook to recognize the phenomenon of global youth ministry and to coordinate leading youth ministry voices in a discussion of the theological, theoretical, sociocultural, and historical issues that shape ministries around the world. Traditionally, students of international youth ministries have had to wade through a range of sources, perspectives, and agendas. This versatile text distills all that, and focuses on real-world experiences, challenges, and issues that are part of international ministries. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate-level students and youth ministry leaders who have a heart for missions, social awareness and spiritual empathy, and a desire to serve young people around the world.
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