Traditionally business as mission has been limited to cross-cultural expressions in third-world settings. The impact and effectiveness of Christ-following business people using their business talents in two-third world settings is an innovative approach being implemented increasingly by mission groups. Organizations like Partners Worldwide are gaining momentum by linking domestic Christian business people in mentoring relationships with developing businesses in disadvantaged countries. The future is very bright for this approach.
But business as mission can also have a domestic expression when Christian business people advance ways to share the gospel in their own organizations or develop faith ventures with the specific aim of employing the disadvantaged. My organization, Belay Enterprises, has been partnering with the church in the Denver area for almost 17 years to incubate businesses that create opportunity for individuals rebuilding lives from addiction, homelessness or prison.
On Friday, May 6th, 2011, interested Denver area business people can learn about both approaches at a Business as Ministry breakfast hosted by Partners Worldwide and Belay Enterprises. The event starts at 7am at Confluence Ministries located at 1400 Quitman Street in Denver.
This is an excellent opportunity for Christ-following business people to learn how others are helping to alleviate poverty in the world and in the Denver metro area.
RSVP today by visiting the event web site!
And please feel free to share with other business friends who might be interested in learning more about business as mission.