We champion the need for for-profit, and Christ-centered solutions to strategic global issues such as poverty, slavery, unreached peoples, unemployment, environmental degradation & corruption.
Business has a God-given power and potential for good in the world. Yet too often Christian business people have not been affirmed in their call to business.
We want business women and men to understand God’s redemptive work through business in the world. We want to help change the message that Christian business people are hearing and mobilize them for action. We want to serve the church as it rethinks business.
What if the untapped business resources in the church globally were released for missional impact? What if Jesus-following business people were world leaders at tackling global evils? What if more and more companies were intentional about lifting communities out of social, economic and spiritual poverty – all for the glory of God?
Our mission is to continue to invigorate the business as mission movement worldwide — as the power of business is released for God’s glory, the gospel and the common good.
Through our initiatives we CREATE SOCIAL & INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL and CONNECT HUMAN & FINANCIAL CAPITAL in the business as mission movement globally.
BAM Global began life as the BAM Global Think Tank. The Think Tank was founded in 2011 to open up an unprecedented forum for discussion, collaboration and networking on business as mission, amongst practitioners and thought-leaders from around the world, as a global initiative under the Lausanne Movement. The Think Tank brought together collaborative groups to look at current issues vital to the business as mission community. Other groups gathered in geographic regions and countries. The Think Tank initiative culminated in a BAM Global Congress in April 2013 and continues to publish reports from its working groups.
BAM Global has built on the work of the Think Tank, facilitating communication and cooperation in the business as mission community. A second BAM Global Congress was held online in April 2021 and BAM Global continues to host online events and develop new digital content.
In partnership with the Business as Mission Resource Team, BAM Global has developed the Business as Mission website to be a one-stop shop for BAM resources. The BAM Review blog is regularly published from the website, providing fresh, topical content for the BAM community.
Our mission continues to be to enrich and invigorate the business as mission movement, resulting in a significant increase in the quantity and quality of businesses and business people involved in God’s mission to the world — the whole church, taking the whole gospel, to the whole world.
BAM Global continues as an extension of the BAM Issue Network of the Lausanne Movement, both endorsed and supported by Lausanne.