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CHRISTIAN LEADERS ON BUSINESS AS MISSION
I am excited to see how the BAM Global network will specifically impact the epidemic of human trafficking around the world, connecting the BAM model with restoration, prevention and freedom for the 27 million men, women and children trapped in modern day slavery.
Not all Christians are called to “fulltime ministry,” but all are called to minister fulltime. The growing global Business as Mission movement increasingly engages today’s Christians – like the Moravians of old – in God’s global mission, creating opportunities to minister fulltime and to make a difference in the lives of people and societies – spiritually, economically, socially and environmentally.
We live in an increasingly complex world that is getting smaller, faster. While these social, economic, technological and geo-political changes are making it more difficult for traditional mission work, they are simultaneously opening new doors of opportunity for Christ-followers in the marketplace. We must continue to explore ways to engage the vast and largely untapped kingdom potential of business as mission.
As Christians in the market place we have many responsibilities – spiritual, economic, social and environmental; we discharge these through the practice of good business, business practices that make sense for all stakeholders. Our challenge is great, but so is the opportunity – hundreds of millions of our fellow human beings have never heard a clear Gospel message, one billion don’t have access to clean drinking water, hundreds of millions have no job. The BAM movement is making a positive impact around the globe.