Business As Mission


WEBSITES & BLOGS


BUSINESSASMISSION.BLOGSPOT.COM
A very well done blog, loaded with links and an email digest to keep you regularly connected to this connection to “all things BAM.”

MISLINKS ON BAM
Another major depot for finding all things BAM.

WWW.BUSINESSASMISSION.COM
YWAM’s Business As Mission Resource Center offers an excellent array of links to BAM materials, articles, ministries, etc.

WWW.IVMDL.ORG is InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s offering of resources for life and witness in the marketplace. This website is more American workplace oriented.

WWW.WILLOWCREEK.ORG/WORKPLACE.ASP and
WWW.WOODDALEATWORK.ORG are the respective efforts of Willow Creek Community Church and Wooddale Church to equip their members for fruitful witness and ministry in the local marketplace.

WWW.WORKPLACEMINISTRY.COM is a portal for resources on Christian life and witness in the American workplace.



ARTICLES


ASSORTED ARTICLES FROM EC INSTITUTE (Click here)

WHAT'S SO DIFFERENT ABOUT BUSINESS AS MISSION?
by Sarah Dusek
"With the huge explosion of mission terminology in recent years the potential for confusion abounds. Terminology such as Business as Mission (BAM), Tent Making, Work Place Ministries and Enterprise Development all refer to very different mission strategies but all fall under the banner of economic-based mission or Kingdom Business. For the purpose of understanding where one term ends and another begins a brief explanation of the major terms currently being utilised will be explored here."

WHY MARKETPLACE MISSIONS IS ESSENTIAL TO THE CHURCH (BAM tutorial by Tim2Tim.org)
God is moving in the marketplace around the world and is using business leaders in a powerful way. Pastors and church leaders have a vital role to play to equip and disciple men and women in the marketplace and partner with them to be catalysts for change.

MOBILIZER QUARTERLY: BUSINESS AS MISSION
• The Creative Capacity of Global Business, by JP Anderson
6 Ways to Get Involved in the Business as Missions Movement, by Scott McFarlane
• The Potential and Pitfalls of Micro Enterprise Development, by Michael Baer

THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT GLOBALIZATION by Steven Rundle & Tom Steffen
This is the first chapter from the book, Great Commission Companies, providing and excellent introduction to this powerful strategy for kingdom expansion.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS: FROM MICRO-ENTERPRISE TO FRONTIER MISSIONS, BUSINESS IS BOOMING IN YWAM, by Stacey Jillson
Sam Wilson (not his real name) is a YWAM staff member. He's also a businessman who has been in business in India for three years. "We felt called to an affluent business community in India," Sam explains, "and it was important to us to be business people to penetrate that community." Sam started out three years ago with a low-scale business but quickly found out that wouldn't work. "The expectation of our neighbors and peers was that we should do 'real' business."

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: INVESTING FOR BIG MISSIONS RETURNS IN THE 21st CENTURY

BUSINESS AS MISSION by Mats Tunehag
(Extract) jost of us will be employees. Others will create jobs by starting companies. As we’re looking at Business as Mission we are certainly not favouring or pursuing business development as a front, a mere platform, for doing ‘spiritual and real missionary work’. No that is fake. That is not understanding the importance of Business as Mission, of our God given calling to serve him and people in all areas of life. And we must start real businesses, viable and profitable. It will give us true ‘platforms’, and not fake excuses which will not survive in the long run nor give us credibility.

BUSINESS AND KINGDOM BUSINESS IN INDIA by Joseph Vijayam

7 THINGS EVERY MISSION AGENCY LEADER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS AS MISSION by Justin Foreman
by Rev. John H. Warton, Jr.

A GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF THE BUSINESS AS MISSION MOVEMENT: NEEDS & GAPS
By Mats Tunehag (added 3.08.09)
"... there are still major needs and gaps in the global BAM movement. This article will attempt to identify and briefly elaborate on a few of them."



BOOKS


TOP TWENTY-FIVE BUSINESS AS MISSION BOOKS by Business As Mission Network
Note: All the books listed on this page are hyperlinked.

LAUSANNE OCCASSIONAL PAPER ON BUSINESS AS MISSION
This 88-page pdf e-book is an excellent primer on the subject of Business As Mission. Appendices are filled with additional helpful resources to peruse.

THE MARKETPLACE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: A CHRISTIAN GUIDE TO BOOKS ON WORK, BUSINESS AND VOCATION by Pete Hammond, R.Paul Stevens & ToddSvance, eds.
This book contains references to and reviews of a number of books related to Christian life and witness in the marketplace. (InterVarsity Press, 800-828-2100)

GREAT COMMISSION COMPANIES: THE EMERGING ROLE OF BUSINESS IN MISSIONS
by Steven Rundle & Tom Steffen
Examines the potential for Business as Missions that has been created by the globalized economy. The book uses cases studies to draw up the practices and principles of companies that operate with an eye toward the Great Commission.
Click here (and go to page 2) for a book review from The Mentor (BIOLA).
Click here for an introduction and pull quotes from David May’s Booknotes.

ON KINGDOM BUSINESS: TRANSFORMING MISSIONS THROUGH ENTREPRENEURIAL STRATEGIES
by Ted Yamamori & Kenneth A. Eldred, eds.
Examines the phenomenon and potential of Business as Missions. (Crossway Books, 800-635-7993



POWERPOINT


SERVING GOD AS AN MBA, BOTH LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY

by John Terril & Scott McFarlane
From a presentation at Urbana 03, InterVarsity's student mission convention.

IF YOU GIVE A MAN A FISH ... WITH A TWIST by Intregrausa.org
Understanding the important difference between giving a man a fish, teaching him how to fish, and helping him understand how to make fishing poles, hooks, boats, and even learning how to start a fish farm!



ORGANIZATIONS


EC INSTITUTE

Provides outlets for churches’ involvement in Business as Missions. The website offers a subscription to the monthly ezine “Christians in Global Business”.

FINISHERS
Pairs up second-career missionaries (adults leaving their careers to use their skills in missions) with opportunities.

HIS CHURCH AT WORK
Helps churches equip their members for effective witness and ministry in the American marketplace.

INTERNATIONAL MICRO-ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
A ministry focused on equipping local believers in Kingdom Business and enabling their ministries among the unreached.

KINGDOM BUSINESS FORUM
“Providing a global forum for companies, organizations, and individuals who are seeking to achieve Biblical ministry through business and entrepreneurial ventures.”

MARKETPLACE LEADERS
An organization that puts on conferences designed to equip American workers for witness in the workplace. The website is a portal for many resources. For $15 per month, subscribers can receive a bi-weekly email that serves as distance mentoring for business people wishing to impact their workplace for God’s Kingdom.



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