Areas of Interest - Kingdom Business
Educate and promote...
Efforts to educate and promote the concepts of Kingdom Business. This will ultimately contribute to the development of micro-enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, and larger companies in developing nations. Kingdom Businesses exist to further the Kingdom of God around the world through spiritual, economic and regional transformation.
(Note: We do not fund kingdom businesses directly.)
Top-Ranked Book on Kingdom Business
God is at Work
Kingdom Business is Purpose Driven Business.
Learn why Christian business people are uniquely equipped to address poverty, a disease that afflicts many millions around the world. . Kingdom business is business pursued with a goal of achieving spiritual, economic and social transformation in individuals and nations.
What is Kingdom Business?
Kingdom business is for-profit business ventures designed to facilitate the transformation of people and nations. Underdeveloped nations seek to emulate the business growth of the West, but they suffer from cultures that pose barriers to successful commerce.
Since Judeo-Christian faith and values were the foundation for the West's economic success, Kingdom business professionals are uniquely qualified to promote the spiritual and cultural transformation that is needed. They are teaching the biblical principles that lead to successful capitalism and bringing the gospel of Christ that leads both to renewed hearts and minds and to the cultural change required for business to flourish. Often operating in countries closed to traditional missionaries, Kingdom business professionals are advising, funding, and operating for-profit enterprises of varying sizes. (For more information on Kingdom Business and Ken Eldred's new book, "God is at Work", please refer to www.godisatwork.org)
"Although business as mission has no one universally agreed upon definition (the definition is still in the process of evolving and may be limited both culturally and linguistically) the 2000 Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization (LCWE) defines BAM based on the principle of holistic mission, which is an attempt to bring all aspects of life and godliness into an organic whole. It includes God's concerns for economic development, employment and unemployment, economic justice and the use and distribution of natural and creative resources. BAM is an integration of several factors, including missions, successful business practices, work and faith, economic development, spreading the gospel, and transforming nations and lives.
The whole Church is called upon to bring the whole gospel to the entire world so that the whole man can be saved, the whole society liberated, and the whole creation preserved. Thus, business is a mission, a calling and a ministry in its own right. BAM is committed to transforming nations and advancing the kingdom of God through the comprehensive gospel - meeting people's physical, economic, social and spiritual needs. BAM calls for models (or Great Commission Companies) that integrate all these into one complete whole. Such undertakings recognize the dual purpose of business, where Christians are able to glorify God in their businesses while providing for earthly needs at the same time.
BAM pursues profit for the sake of growth and sustainability: it is only by pursuing and promoting real for-profit business ventures that BAM can facilitate the holistic transformation of individuals, organizations and nations, which is part of the Great Commission mandate. In this case, business becomes a mission tool for ministering to those with real needs - through local job and wealth creation, education and basic healthcare, and church growth."
- Regent Center for Entreprenuership