Intentional discipleship through sustainable businesses that focus on relationships bringing community transformation.
What is Business as Mission?
Have you ever considered using your professional and business skills to make a difference in the world for Christ? If your answer is yes, you may be a good fit for Business as Missions (BAM).
Under the conviction that “no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news,” SIM believes that God has called us to make disciples of Jesus Christ in communities where He is least known. BAM seeks to engage the unreached through a legitimate business to introduce Jesus Christ to them and make disciples. As a result, communities are transformed spiritually, economically and socially.
How does a successful BAM endeavor do this? By relying on God with much prayer, a BAM business hires local people who need Christ and establishes relationships with them and their families. When employees are treated justly and with dignity and respect, they are better able to provide for their families and community life is improved. All of this prepares the way to plant a church which becomes the catalyst for making disciples in the community. A mature expression of BAM results in a business that is self-sustaining with a desire to start other like-minded businesses in surrounding areas.
Working together, BAM teams are adequately equipped with business and theological training to promote the expansion of the Kingdom of God in the world.
Source: businessasmission.com Written by: Mats Tunehag It was warm and humid. One may say almost too hot for a Swede. But the story that emerged was more than cool. I listened to the mayor of a small Muslim village. We sat outside his house, drank tea and nibbled on fruit, nuts and sweets. He was enthusiastic and composed. As a devout Muslim he had come to appreciate Christian business people in a way that surprised him. There is a long and sometimes violent history of severe distrust and tension between Muslims and Christians in Indonesia. The village used to be quite poor. Rats ate 40 percent of the crops every year. These creatures also spread disease. Collaboration for irrigation was non-existent. There was a lack of entrepreneurial spirit and seemingly no-one thought about praying for a difference. But some good friends and colleagues of mine visited the mayor and his village. … Read More
Source: businessasmission.com Written by: Amy S. From Dream to Island Reality: Samantha At the tender age of nine, rather than dreaming of make-believe castles and glass slippers, Samantha dreamed about living her life on a certain archipelago in Asia. After college Samantha spent a year in China teaching English then returned to the States to get her Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Upon graduating, she taught English for several years at high school level. Then one day God began stirring that dream from her childhood of living in Asia. After months of seeking wise counsel and pushing on doors, a plan began to take shape. True to His word, God did “more than she could ask or imagine”, doors opened for her to join an organisation that fit her youthfulness and passion. She raised long-term support, and took a survey trip. Within a short time Samantha … Read More