Businessmen and Women Discipling the Nations
Some organizations are providing clean water as a way to earn the right to work with an emerging people. There is a large body of thinking that has emerged in the last decade promoting the idea of business as a way to earn the right to be heard. It allows people of faith to work life-on-life with peoples of another culture.
Most peoples of the world do not want Westerners to come and do business; they want Westerners to teach them how to do business. The adult generations of Western countries are well-equipped to assist in this way, especially those that have been separated from their marketplace careers.
Most of the talks on BAM are still introducing the concept of Business as Mission. What is missing? There is no clear path for an accomplished business man or woman to take to get engaged in the movement. There was no number to call...no website to visit. This is now changed with the advent of BAMmatch.com which is the newest MissionNext web portal.
The initiative started with a national consultation to wrestle together with the issue toward taking bold action. See Mission:Enterprise-dot-com The main question is how to make entry into the global BAM arena work for a business leader that has a track record of accomplishment. Somewhere between 60 and 80 percent of those wishing to get engaged in BAM need some sort of income to make this work at 40 or 50 years of age.
Finishers Project, now MissionNext, worked with John Warton, President of the Business Professional Network, to publish the outcomes of a BAM consultation that was held in September 2010. Interested? Visit missionenterprise.com