As Dallas Willard once said, ‘Business is a primary moving force of the love of God in human history.’ Business, done well, is glorifying to God and has enormous potential to do good in society. Business has an innate God-given power to create dignified jobs, to multiply resources, to provide for families and communities, and to push forward innovation and development.
In the global marketplace today, we have a huge opportunity to leverage this God-given power of business to address some of the world’s most pressing spiritual, social, environmental, and economic issues. This is ‘business as mission’—a movement of business professionals using the gifts of entrepreneurship and good management to bring creative and long-term, sustainable solutions to challenges such as the evils of human trafficking, the task of reaching the remaining unreached peoples with the gospel, and the problems of social injustice, environmental degradation, and dire poverty, to name a few.
Business as mission is:
- Profitable and sustainable businesses
- Intentional about kingdom of God purpose and impact on people and nations
- Focused on holistic transformation and the multiple bottom lines of economic, social, environmental, and spiritual outcomes
- Concerned about the world’s poorest and least evangelized peoples
The Lausanne Business as Mission Issue Network is linked with BAM Global. BAM Global exists to invigorate the global BAM movement by building intellectual and social capital in our network. BAM Global produces BAM Global Reports, facilitates BAM Global Consultations and hosts the BAM Global Congress.
Join this movement of business people who are serving God in and through the workplace and intentionally shaping their companies for God’s glory, the work of the gospel, and the global common good.
The Bible shows us God’s truth about human work as part of God’s good purpose in creation. The Bible brings the whole of our working lives within the sphere of ministry, as we serve God in different callings. The Cape Town Commitment II-A-3, II-A-7