business for transformation
(BAM to B4T explained)
Working Cross-culturally in Business for the purpose of seeing
Kingdom communities established Among least-reached peoples
Hosted and led by:
Barbara Shantz, OpenUSA
Rev. Larry Ragan, CultureLink
Rev. Charles Barnabas, TEAM/Innov-Asia
Rev. Dr. Tim Dunn, Transformational SME
Dr. Marthe Curry, Diocese of West Texas, World Mission
When: Wednesday, Sept. 25 starting at 5:30pm dinner in the dining hall and opening session through Thursday, Sept. 26: 9am – 4:30pm (See full schedule below.)
Where: Ridgecrest Room TBD
Pre-Conference BAM: Free of charge.
(Early registrants receive a $10 voucher for books at NWMN conference bookstore.)
Long-Term Objective: Network Business as Mission Anglicans in BAM
Goal for the Pre-Conference Day: Discuss the practical and theological issues surrounding BAM involvement at the local church and mission levels.
● How do we effectively reach nations where the Gospel has not taken root?
● How do we not only bring the Good News of the Gospel to these nations, but also transform their communities and their lives?
● How do we better engage the business community in missions?
During this pre-conference day we will explore how Business as Mission can offer answers to all of these questions. We believe that communities around the world, especially among the least-reached people, can experience long lasting and transformative change through receiving both the message of Jesus Christ and the tools to improve their own sustainability.
Business as Mission is transforming communities everywhere, changing the faith and lives of business professionals as they take part in telling the Good News of renewed life in Christ. We’d love to share with you the stories of Missional Business that are happening around the world right now! We will also share how your own local church can become involved in this amazing form of mission!
By spending several hours together, our time will be rich with open discussion during which you will be free to ask any questions. Our group members will be made up of BAM practitioners, business professionals involved in coaching, BAM business investors, and church advisers - and, of course, YOU!
How to prepare for this day:
Read one of the following books:
Tentmaking by Patrick Lai
Business for Transformation: Getting Started by Patrick Lai
BAM Global Movement: Business as mission concept & stories by Mats Tunehag
Understand BAM terminology: https://www.openusa.net/learn-about-b4t/
BAM Pre-Conference Schedule:
Wednesday, September 25 @ 5:30pm
Dinner in the Dining Hall (look for the BAM table!)
Three BAM practitioners from three countries tell their stories of BAM/B4T (Names not given due to security concerns.)
Thursday, September 26 @ 9:00am to 3:30pm (Ridgecrest Room TBD)
9:30 – 10:30: Barbara Shantz leads the workshop, BAM Explained
- Common terms
- Resources for best practices
- Common theology for BAM’s uncommon ministry
10:30 – 10:45: Break
10:45 – 11:45: Charles Barnabas leads the workshop, BAM Answers for the World Today
11:45 – Noon: What Is Your Place in BAM? Discussion.
Noon – 1:30pm: Lunch and Networking
1:30 – 2:30: Rev. Larry Ragan leads the workshop, Mobilizing the Church for BAM
2:30 – 2:45: Break
2:45 – 3:45: Tim Dunn leads the workshop, How Do I Move into Action?
3:45 – 4:30: Closing discussions and prayer
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