Business as Mission
Business as Mission (BAM) is a mission strategy whose time has come. As global economics become increasingly interconnected, Christian businesspeople and entrepreneurs have unanticipated opportunites to build kingdom-strategic business ventures. But Christian companies and business leaders do not automatically accomplish...
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Business as Mission (BAM) is a mission strategy whose time has come. As global economics become increasingly interconnected, Christian businesspeople and entrepreneurs have unanticipated opportunites 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.
C. Neal Johnson (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is the founding dean of the School of Business and professor of international business at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Washington, a institution which seeks to go beyond traditional business schools and help transform global communities through Christian business and entrepreneurial education. Before joining Bakke, Dr. Johnson was a senior fellow and scholar in residence for Business as Mission (BAM) at Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. In addition, Dr. Johnson has had an extensive and unique thirty-year career as an attorney, banker, educator, business consultant and entrepreneur both domestically and internationally.
- List Of Features
- Foreword By Steve Rundle
- List Of Abbreviations
- <strong>part I Business As Mission An Overview</strong>
- 1 What Is Business As Mission?
- 2 Bam Models
- 3 Bam's Place In The Sun
- 4 Four Camps: Section I
- 5 Four Camps: Section Ii
- 6 Bam's Basic Beliefs
- 7 Bam's Biblical Roots
- <strong>part Ii Bam-how To Do It</strong>
- 8 Bam: Personal Prerequisites
- 9 Bam: Corporate Prerequisites
- 10 Stages Of Bam Development
- 11 Levels Of Faith-integration And Accountability
- 12 Bam's Multiple Bottom Lines
- 13 Kingdom Impact
- 14 Writing The Bam Plan
- 15 The Functional Analysis Approach: Section I
- 16 The Functional Analysis Approach: Section Ii
- 17 People And Money
- 18 Bam: How To Do It-steps #1 - #8
- 19 Bam: How To Do It-steps #9 - #15
- <strong>part Iii Bam-counting The Cost</strong>
- 20 Macro-economic Issues
- 21 Political Issues
- 22 Spiritual And Mission Issues
- 23 Business Specific Issues
- 25 Expatriate Issues
- Epilogue The Next Generation
- Appendix A: The Marketplace Mission Movement: Leader's Views
- Appendix B: Strategic Area/country Analysis
- Appendix C: Differential Diagnosis Of Poverty
- Appendix D: Strategic Business Plan
- Appendix E: Strategic Mission Analysis
- Name Index
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index