Business as Mission (EMS 14)

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“To put it bluntly, business as mission (BAM) is a work in progress. It is a field that needs definition, theological clarity, and missiological focus. Our call for papers for our regional conferences is timely…to make a pivotal contribution in a sea of some confusion and even controversy.” (Doug Pennoyer, Dean of SIS, Biola University and President of EMS)

This volume will provide some definition and precision while identifying areas that demand further discussion.

  • ISBN: 9780878083886
  • Pages: 328
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2006
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

  • Author Profiles
  • Introduction by Tom Steffen
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I. OVERVIEW OF BAM

  • 1. Distinctives and Challenges of Business as Mission by Neal Johnson and Steve Rundle
  • 2. Missional Geometry: Plotting the Coordinates of Business as Mission by Dwight Baker
  • 3. God’s Kingdom Purpose for Business: Business as Integral Mission by Norm Ewert
  • 4. Tentmaking Uncovered by Patrick Lai
  • 5. Economic Development and Holistic Mission by David Befus
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II. MISSIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS

  • 6. The Biblical Basis for the Integration of Business and Missions by Mark Russell
  • 7. Nestorian Merchant Missionaries and Today’s Unreached People Groups by Howard Owens
  • 8. North India’s Need? A New Expatriate Breed by D.D. Pani
  • 9. Seventeenth Century Puritan Missions: Some Implications for Business as Mission by Steven Pointer and Michael Cooper
  • 10. The Integrative Role of Business in Islamic Daw’ah by William Wagner
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III. CASE STUDIES

  • 11. A Case Study of African Self-sustaining Churches by Tom Stallter
  • 12. Tying the Knots: From Macramé to Multi-missions by Meg Crossman
  • 13. Unleashing the Brazilian Evangelical Missionary Force by Joao Mordomo
  • 14. Professional Work as Ministry: A Chinese Case Study by Mans Ramstad
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IV. FUTURE CHALLENGES

  • 15. The Future of Business as Mission: An Inquiry into Macro-Strategy by Jay Gary
  • 16. Where Both Business and Mission Fall Short by Ralph Winter
  • 17. Suits or Sandals: Making Business as Mission Work by Sue Russell, Carla Hausman, Sarah Vinateri
  • 18. Microenterprise Projects and Business Training by Joseph Kilpatrick
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  • Conclusion by Mike Barnett

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