Businessasmissions.com

Overview:
Businessasmissions.com is a site that focuses on the topic of Business as Missions. The site has tons of resources, as well as, offering training courses, recommended articles and books.


BAM Think Tank

Overview:
Think Tank is a forum for people involved in or interested in business as mission as a viable part of the Great Commission. They emphasize 5 key areas: “listen”, “learn”, “connect”, “share”, and “recommend” to gain perspective globally.

According to their website:
“The Think Tank has opened up a unique forum for connection and collaboration on business as mission, bringing together practitioners and thought-leaders from around the world.”


Transformational Ventures

Overview:
Transformational Ventures comes alongside already existing transformational endeavors and seeks to provide jobs through small and medium business. These business are operated with Biblical principles with the goal of encouraging this transformation.

According to their website:
“Small and medium scale businesses provide jobs and play an important role in a community’s life and economy.


Christian Business as Mission

Overview:
Christian Business as Mission is committed to transformation of the poorest communities in the US through business. They value relationships above product.

According to their website:
The emphasis on business as mission embraces the highest quality of business practices, including customer satisfaction, integrity, fairness and justice.


World Horizons

Overview:
“World Horizons exists on behalf of places and people not yet prayed for, churches not yet planted and cross-cultural workers not yet sent.”

According to their website:
The main focus of World Horizons is prayer. They are committed to prayer until God asks for something to be done.


Integra

Overview:
Integra is committed to equipping small to medium size businesses with the skill to operate a business integrated with mission. It offers training for those located in Central and Eastern Europe.

According to their website:
Integra offers business training seminars, one-on-one mentoring and business consulting.


My Faith Radio – Dwight Nordstrom

Overview:
Dwight Nordstrom offers 2 radio broadcasts on the subject of BAM. He updates his business opportunities in China and how they have worked to further the Gospel.

According to his website:
Dwight Nordstrom started a manufacturing business in China with the purpose of transforming life and providing opportunities to share the Truth.


YWAM Business and Entrepreneurship Discipleship Training School

Overview:
Youth With A Mission has developed their Business and Entrepreneurship Discipleship Training School in order to enable others to use business in mission.

According to their website:
“The Business and Entrepreneurship Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a brand new special focused DTS in Youth with a Mission.


BAM Match

Overview:
BAM Match is a service of Missionnext and is dedicated to the BAM approach to missions. They offer a variety of areas to help those interested in Business as Mission.

According to their website:
BAM Match has focused on four main areas of service to BAM. They offer networking with other BAM people to learn from each other, matching individual business skills with opportunities all over the world


My Business My Mission

Overview:
My Business My Mission, by Douglas Seebeck and Timothy Stoner, is a book written to show the impact of the BAM movement. The book highlights stories of business transforming communities and families.

According to their website:
The book My Business My Mission is a ministry of Partnership Worldwide. “Their mission is simple: to expand their businesses, create wealth, and provide jobs for the poor in Jesus’ Name.”


Mission to the World

Overview:
Mission to the World is committed to helping business people, whether entrepreneurs or long term experienced business people connect their business skills to spread the Gospel. Their options are not limited to starting a business, but also include business training to nationals, mentoring or helping nationals start businesses.

According to their website:
The theme on the Business as Mission section of the Mission to the World website is “Change the world through business…and be changed in the process.”


Interserve

Overview:
“Our purpose is to make Jesus Christ known through wholistic ministry, in partnership with the global church amongst the neediest people of Asia and the Arab World.” There are job and service openings in which to apply to join Interserve in their commitment to go to the neediest people.

According to their website:
If you are interested in serving in Asia or the Arab World as a professional or business entrepreneur, Interserve’s website has opportunities in which you can apply.


Mats Tunehag

Overview:
Mats Tunehag is a leader in the area of Business as Mission. He believes there is no option for the Christian business to leave out the Great Commission.

According to the website:
Mats is the co-leader of Global Think Tank on BAM. His website includes BAM Think Tank Reports, Video Resources, and BAM material in 16 languages. Mats’ biography is worth reading, as you will hear his heart and realize the wealth of experience that he brings to the world of BAM.


Work as Worship Network

Overview:
RightNow has developed the Work as Worship Network to eliminate the separation between work and worship. The 2 hours at church each week should enable us to go out into the world with the Truth of the Gospel during the other 166 hours.

According to their website:
The Work as Worship website is full of resources. They have a Bible Study Library, a Training Library and much more


YWAM Introduction to Business as Mission Course

Overview:
YWAM offers an Introduction to Business as Mission course in Thailand for those interested in starting a business as mission or for those who already own a business and are interested in this type of cross-cultural training.

According to their website:
YWAM is committed to equipping BAM entrepreneurs through their Introduction to Business as Mission Course. The course includes “Four Building Blocks”:


The Lausanne Movement

Overview:
Mats Tunehag is the senior associate for Business as Mission in the Lausanne Movement. He is directly involved with the BAM Think Tank. He is a freelance speaker, consulter and writer and his works are featured on this site.

According to their website:
The Lausanne Movement website features the outcomes of the BAM Think Tank and valuable conclusions to the questions of defining BAM including viable characteristics.


The Traveling Team

Overview:
Business can work together with mission to transform peoples, both by supporting mission financially, but also engaging in mission within the business.  Ken Crowell, founder of Galtronics, has modeled this approach globally.

According to their website:
Business as Mission is defined, along with the foundations of BAM.  The 3 models of BAM according to Ken Eldred are identified and the vital role of college students today heightened


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